Talk:Legend of Galactic Heroes (Famicom game)
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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)