You are an Ordinary High-School Student moving to the rural town of Inaba for one year while your parents are working abroad.
His grandmother informs him about his cousin Reggie is having an engagement party, and Soos is surprised that his cousin had become so successful, to which his abuelita replies that Soos is now a grownup and needs to start acting like one before his grandmother passes away.
One major difference is that instead of the player climbing one long tower for much of the game's combat, the player instead enters the TV World and has access to multiple dungeons that unlock as the story progresses.
Plotwise, the setting is rural versus the urban setting of is considered by many to be one of the best JRPGs of its generation (and more generally, in the upper echelons of the wider genre), received universal acclaim and won many awards on release, and deftly followed up on the spur of interest caused by , cementing the SMT franchise's place in the Western gaming mainstream at last.
Moreover, a note warned that the game must be destroyed at all costs, with a table flip emoticon "(╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻)." Meanwhile, Soos tries to flirt with a cardboard cutout of a woman, and so Mabel decides to risk it and rent the game. The next day, Stan describes to Wendy how effectively the badger animatronic conned others out of money even though she does not care.
Back at home, Soos starts up the game and is introduced to . Dipper and Mabel appear asking where Soos is, to which Stan replies that he had not come to work today, for the first time ever.