Talk:Legend of Galactic Heroes (Famicom game)

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Famicom page

Do we really need a Famicom page? Canary 06:25, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, Memory Alpha have articles for certain things like this (DVD, Atari, &c. — although if you are imagining a Wikipedia-style article on the history of the topic, that's not what it is. Instead, they write it in a way that is relevant to Star Trek.
I could go either way i suppose, but intuitively it seems to be along the same principle as creating articles for Neptune and Beta Centauri  ♥ kine @ 12:26, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Except that we can reasonably infer the existence of Neptune and Beta Centauri, and those articles are written from an in-universe perspective. With the categories we have, where would this fit? Merchandise? I don't think logh is a big enough franchise to have a "history" with a particular game format, etc. Therefore I can only wonder what relevance an article on the Playstation, for example, would have to logh. Canary 13:38, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
You may be right. What i could do instead is have an article called 'Legend of Galactic Heroes (games)' — or something to that effect — and set it up with tables similar to how the OVA and Gaiden articles are? Would that be preferable?  ♥ kine @ 13:46, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
That would probably be better. Personally, I've always been fond of the idea of being able to merge category pages with article pages of the same name.
As an aside, I have to admit I'm more than a bit curious, where are you getting all this stuff on the games? I've tried (with little success) to find a copy of the relatively recent PC game: I've always imagined the older stuff would be even harder to come by. Canary 14:25, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Japanese fan sites, mainly. Apparently the BOTHTEC games in particular have something of a cult following there. (Although i don't understand the appeal, they're kind of awful. The only pre-2008 game that seems to be worth a shit at all is the PlayStation one.) The screenshots were all taken by me via emulation. I've also just bought the Famicom game (in box with instructions — seven dollars!) and the Saturn one off eBay the other day, so i can scan the cover art when they get here.
Re the 2008 PC game, i would absolutely love to play this, and of course to get a scan of its cover. Japanese people don't seem to know how to use the Internet, so all of the pictures online are like 150x150 pixels, but i found a forum thread a few days ago that had English-speaking fans showing off their purchases, so i was thinking maybe i could message one of them to see if they'd scan it for me. :x  ♥ kine @ 14:55, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Sounds nice. And if that fails (and even if it doesn't) you could also request an .iso. The PC game looks a lot of fun... basically, it looks like a very simple RTS, but as Empire at War demonstrated, a simple RTS is best when the players will spend most of their time oggling the ships for the fanservice factor.
All the import sites I frequent only do console games. Though, to be fair, I have been meaning to import Macross Trial Frontier. Though, to be honest, I'm still holding out for a "real" game sometime. Canary 14:58, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
There are ISOs of it online, i saw two of them when i was researching it the other day. But to actually buy the game, it's like 150 dollars. :/  ♥ kine @ 15:17, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Really? Guess I should take a moment to look sometime soon. There weren't any last year, or whenever it was I last looked. And $150 isn't so awful. There was a time when this set of Chinese books I was wanting to buy was only ever listed for upwards of $800. (Eventually an Amazon seller sold them "on sale" for about $60 USD, however, so I got lucky.) Canary 15:40, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
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