Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 20, 2011 14:23:09 GMT -5
Apparently, today is the 25th anniversary of the original Famicom Disk System release of The Legend of Zelda.
Nintendo seems to be even less prepared for that than they were for the Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary.
However, Pat the NES Punk and Roo from Clan of the Gray Wolf will be doing a full playthrough of the NES version of the game starting at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST (or about 40 minutes from the time I've posted this), and it can be viewed from the Retroware TV website. They're also raising money for Child's Play.
And I wrote a quick and dirty article over at LVLs.
EDIT: Actually, it appears that the proper anniversary is the 21st, but Roo and Pat's logic is that the 21st in Japan is a day earlier in North America.
Post by parrothead on Feb 20, 2011 19:20:10 GMT -5
The Legend of Zelda, like Street Fighter II and DooM, took some similar ideas from some games predating it (Atari 2600's Adventure, Raiders of The Lost Ark and E. T. games, as well as Ultima, Hydlide, The Tower of Druaga, etc.) and added some originality to it while it improve its genre enough for many to appreciate it for a longer amount of time. Some incorrectly think like "In the beginning of the history of adventure video games, there was The Legend of Zelda".
I have it on good authority that Nintendo is going to do something for the anniversary later this year. With the launch of the 3DS is less than a week, NCL simply doesn't want to get any wires crossed during this important time.
They could re-release the Zelda collector's edition for the Cube, if they were feeling lazy. Of course, for the Wii they could add in Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time Master Quest and perhaps toss in the Satellaview games, but I would suspect they'd take the easy way out and reuse their earlier comp. Prove me wrong, Nintendo!
They should still have those on file. Nintendo has an extensive archive of old games and their assets, I know for a fact that they still have the assets from BS Fire Emblem, so I would assume that they still have the Zelda stuff.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5