From what I've learned about Glodia games in general, if they made an FM-Towns version of the game, that is the best version of the game. It's true for the Vain Dream series, the Bible Master series, and as far as I can tell it looks true for Emerald Dragon. Graphics look better, they generally include much nicer opening animations, and they'll sometimes add in voice lines. All of that, with pretty much the exact same map/tile layouts, monster and story data, and sometimes even extra story that had to be cut out, which happened in at least one game that I can't remember offhand here.
I haven't had a chance to check how much of that applies to Emerald Dragon specifically yet, but judging from the screenshots on Mobygames
and a quick glance through a playthrough of the game
, it looks decently accurate here.
That being said, FM-Towns games are currently beyond our scope. Is it impossible? Nope, certainly not. But we've got a ton of other PC-98 exclusive titles that we're looking at for the time being. We do like Glodia though, so if no one else gets to it when we're more open to games from other systems, we might pick it up.
Edit: I know Nightwolve was working on the PC-Engine
version of the game, but he seems to be stalled on it until "maybe" starting back on it this winter.