I’m just sitting here not buying anything because I can’t play games on my PC without fear of my GPU randomly overheating. That and I need to conserve money for Anime Expo.
Besides, this is still the best sale of 2014, even if it lasted for less than an hour.
As spadgy of Shmups Forum puts it: A physical release of CCWI would be nice, but I’m just glad the game is getting released at all, even if it means a digital Steam release. Saying things like “the game should get a physical release instead of a Steam release” is pretty inconsiderate of its target audience; the purpose of the port is to get the game out to Western players, who are not able to play its arcade counterpart.
You have to put it this way: Physical releases outside of Asia are dead. Not everyone, or even a decent plurality of Western players, are willing to order and wait for a physical copy to arrive in their mailbox. We live in societies where convenience is considered a very high priority, and the process of getting a physical copy has an obvious lack of convenience compared to digital content delivery.
This is to say nothing of how some countries deal with imports; I have friends who have to wrestle with customs, including paying obnoxious fees, just to get their goods to their front doorstep.
Plus, I’m sure Yotsubane is not that big of a reverse-xenophobic asshole that he won’t put out a physical release in Japan, or at least on a client-free, nihonjin-friendly service like DLsite or Playism. Even so, we’ll just have to wait and see what he says about a Japan-domestic release.