Well, we got 3+ pages of Earthbound talk, guess I'll pitch in, too.
When people talk about Earthbound's bad graphics, I always think they're talking about Earthbound's practically nonexistant battle animations. I mean really, every other part of the game oozes with personality, so why not the animations? Instead, they just give us stuff that most NES games put to shame. There's really no excuse for it.