The second “sector” of Earthbound is fairly similar to the first, with the exception that the main character must defeat a cult of religious fanatics. The cult is not especially well-defined and none of the tenets of the religion are really mentioned, aside from being happy. The leader of the cult is a man with an evil statue that can throw bolts of lightning from his fingertips; which, to be honest, is more power than most cult leaders can come up with.
For some reason I remember the second area being more interesting, but it didn’t really turn out to be so, perhaps that it is nostalgia effect. Regardless, I am progressing through the game and managed to have some interesting interactions.
I have made it to the third “sector” or town, and it is in the midst of a zombie invasion. The game really does a good job, for a 90’s era game focused on children, of making the setting seem spooky and suitably gloomy.
Stand by for the further adventures of Satan as he fends off a zombie apocalypse.