Have you heard of Undertale?
It's an rpg-like game (the battle are part, um, shoot-em-up dodging-like?) made by Toby Fox,
a person who apparently made music for Homestuck.
He asked 5000$ on kickstarter to make the game, got 50 000. Now it is out.
That game is awesome! The music is great, there is a lot of details put into it and while it's short, there is little to no padding.
While you can fight your opponent, it is also possible to win battles peacefully, offering the choice to the player to do whichever.
The story goes like this : in the past there has been a war between humans and monsters.
The monsters lost and were forced to live in the underground.
Now, a child fall into said underground and has to find his way out.
I am not sure if it's correct to say the game is an emotionnal rollercoaster but it definitively has its moment.
It also throw a few curveball at you and in this regard could be compared to Earthbound.
Also, the final battles are epic. ^^
Anyway, I am a big fan of the game and wondered if anyone else here tried it?