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(Polygon)   Cool: After thirty years, the first Fire Emblem game is being localized for Switch. Not Cool: It's only available for download until March 31, 2021   (polygon.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 11:54:26 PM  
These limited releases are some BS on Nintendo's part. Would be nice if they were held accountable for it but I'm sure they'll get a pass.
 
2020-10-24 1:17:58 AM  
I don't really care about the game itself, but that special anniversary retail pack is making me all tingly in my nostalgia parts.
 
2020-10-24 2:23:40 AM  
If they'd switch (ha) to some kind of commitment that you can buy early Nintendo games (say, NES and SNES at least, and these days maybe N64, too) and have them on all their future consoles (because they're emulated and tiny, so you port the emulator to the new system and all the games for it start working, it's not like they have to do every game individually, and the download/hosting costs are practically nothing) indefinitely, no further cost, I'd buy a lot of these kinds of games at $5 a pop. Maybe $10 for a new localization like this if it's a game I really like.

As it is... well, I kinda have them already. All the good ones this old have a fan translation, and tools for translation are getting better fast. It's slightly less nice in that it's less convenient, but it's also free and won't ever stop working.

/ Yarr!
// Also, why the living fark did the Wii never get Duck Hunt? Or To the Earth!
/// Emulators routinely let you aim the light gun with a mouse pointer, so it's not like it's hard to replace that input with a Wii waggle controller instead of a light gun.
/\ Christ, given the hardware you'd think porting every light gun game they could get ahold of from every platform would have been a high priority since it was the only console ever to ship with perfect input devices for those, but no.
 
2020-10-24 6:25:12 AM  

NKURyan: These limited releases are some BS on Nintendo's part. Would be nice if they were held accountable for it but I'm sure they'll get a pass.


It's not new for Nintendo. Mario All-Stars and Prime Trilogy for Wii were also limited. They are getting much worse about it now though. There is zero reason to limit availability of downloadable games, especially first-party ones. Even though I have zero interest in this Fire Emblem game, Nintendo is starting to piss me off with this practice.
 
2020-10-24 6:48:20 AM  

NeoCortex42: NKURyan: These limited releases are some BS on Nintendo's part. Would be nice if they were held accountable for it but I'm sure they'll get a pass.

It's not new for Nintendo. Mario All-Stars and Prime Trilogy for Wii were also limited. They are getting much worse about it now though. There is zero reason to limit availability of downloadable games, especially first-party ones. Even though I have zero interest in this Fire Emblem game, Nintendo is starting to piss me off with this practice.


Rom wasn't founded in a day.
 
2020-10-24 7:43:40 AM  
If anyone wants to play a great NES game that never made it to America check out Lagrange Point by Konami

https://www.google.com/amp/www.hardco​r​egaming101.net/lagrange-point/amp/
 
2020-10-24 10:43:11 AM  
I'm pretty sure there's a copy of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the DS that's sitting right in front of me.  Or maybe it's an acid flashback.
 
2020-10-24 12:36:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: NKURyan: These limited releases are some BS on Nintendo's part. Would be nice if they were held accountable for it but I'm sure they'll get a pass.

It's not new for Nintendo. Mario All-Stars and Prime Trilogy for Wii were also limited. They are getting much worse about it now though. There is zero reason to limit availability of downloadable games, especially first-party ones. Even though I have zero interest in this Fire Emblem game, Nintendo is starting to piss me off with this practice.


It's their version of the Disney Vault, as Nintendo morphs more and more into the Disney of the video game industry.
 
2020-10-24 2:14:31 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: I'm pretty sure there's a copy of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the DS that's sitting right in front of me.  Or maybe it's an acid flashback.


True, it did get remade for the DS, although it was kind of meh.
 
2020-10-24 3:44:44 PM  

fallingcow: If they'd switch (ha) to some kind of commitment that you can buy early Nintendo games (say, NES and SNES at least, and these days maybe N64, too) and have them on all their future consoles (because they're emulated and tiny, so you port the emulator to the new system and all the games for it start working, it's not like they have to do every game individually, and the download/hosting costs are practically nothing) indefinitely, no further cost, I'd buy a lot of these kinds of games at $5 a pop. Maybe $10 for a new localization like this if it's a game I really like.

As it is... well, I kinda have them already. All the good ones this old have a fan translation, and tools for translation are getting better fast. It's slightly less nice in that it's less convenient, but it's also free and won't ever stop working.

/ Yarr!
// Also, why the living fark did the Wii never get Duck Hunt? Or To the Earth!
/// Emulators routinely let you aim the light gun with a mouse pointer, so it's not like it's hard to replace that input with a Wii waggle controller instead of a light gun.
/\ Christ, given the hardware you'd think porting every light gun game they could get ahold of from every platform would have been a high priority since it was the only console ever to ship with perfect input devices for those, but no.


The Wiimotes are superior for pointing at the screen to the joycons. If set up properly.

You can tell the difference immensely on mario galaxy.

/Links crossbow training was fun
 
2020-10-24 4:47:50 PM  

kermit the forg: kittyhas1000legs: I'm pretty sure there's a copy of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon for the DS that's sitting right in front of me.  Or maybe it's an acid flashback.

True, it did get remade for the DS, although it was kind of meh.


It was, but that's not surprising for a remake of the first game of the series, and one of the earliest codifiers of SRPGs.  The original game was revolutionary at the time, but the formula has been improved on and built on by other games since, including other games in the same series.  Finally localizing the original is a cool concept, but I can't imagine it holds up now any better than it did with the DS remake.
 
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