a bunch of my friends have started playing Bind of Isaac, and they constantly use the wiki and ask me for advice on plays and what items do instead of just picking things up and trying to figure out what they do
Like, you're destroying a large portion of the enjoyabiltiy of the game
but I could explain the story of EarthBound to you in a few paragraphs.
In fact, I will
You start off as Ness, a boy in a suburban town who finds out he has psychic powers after a magical meteor lands outside his house. You get introduced to Porky and Pinky; Ness' obnoxious neighbours who go with you to explore the meteor, where Buzz Buzz the fly tells you about Giygas trying to destroy the world.
Okay I can't be bothered anymore, you can explain the story of EarthBound in more than a few paragraphs now that I think about it. But EarthBound doesn't have a very intreicate story as Mother 3 does