Quoted from Thunderbird:
IMO, it is key that Dwight makes the code much better (yes, its good now, but not epic like it should be). If he doesn’t I won’t be buying another game coded by him. Game prices are too high to not have it much deeper than it is or rather without having a great deal more show content added. The show itself is the reason why most people buy this game, right? Although it shoots so well and has a unique and fun lower PF, people buy this game for the theme and beloved TV series. Dwight has not included much show material, other than end of ball sequences that really don’t count much imo. I want to see modes attached to a great deal more show material. I know Dwight can do it, because he did it on SW, that has lots of show material included in the game, as modes. We pay in Australia, $12,250.00 for a NIB Stern premium. That is way to high to just be a simple coded, shallow TV game experience, for just stepping up for a quick play now and again. I’ve heard people say Stern was going for a simple game, sorry but that kind of thinking angers me at these high prices.
If Stern’s goal was actually to create a simple easy to pickup and play game, then give us a simple easy to pay half price tag and I won’t complain. I hear people in the USA complaining about paying $7250 for a Stern premium (street price), but try paying $5,000.00 more for the same game! Yes I know exchange rate difference, but it was not that long ago, when the Auzzie dollar was worth more than the US dollar. A dollar to us is still as important and valued as it is to those in the USA. My point is, games at these high prices should be epic code wise, not just simple or shallow, which Munsters is widely known for around the world.
Code is probably the most important aspect of almost any game in order to last in the home environment. Having said all that, I’m sure everyone here knows we love our Munsters game. Just want us and other people to feel we got out monies worth and have a game that is hard to find, rather than a game that is loaded with unsold inventory (new and used) easily found everywhere and even difficult to sell. That is a travesty for Munsters, since it really does have it all, except lots of coded TV show material depth. Come on Dwight, do the game justice. It is very important to Dwight’s legacy in the business to make Munsters epic. He has done so well with all his other games. Love his code on SW. It is epic, so I know he can do it for Munsters too. This will only make good business sense for Stern to make this game shine. There still are loads of people standing on the sidelines waiting to buy a game that has everything else going for it.
Stern just need to listen to the people that buy games. Not the 95% that complain about everything and do not buy any Stern NIB, nor do they have any intention of buying a Stern NIB. The code is the code for now. Stern wanted to release a game with nearly completed code to shut up all the complaining. Good part about all the complaining is we may get a code update. A few small changes will make massive difference to the code overall. It does no good blaming Dwight, I am not so sure that it is his decision. We are happy with ours either way.
If there is plenty of inventory, a code update is a good way of clearing it out. Kiss is a good example.
Remember there are over 60 MUNLE in Australia. More than plenty to go around and most people that wanted one got one or bought a used one already. We are not a large market. Any one that has a MUNLE for sale now, may have to wait a while for someone to want the game. At the same time, Stern are smashing out 3 new games with a least 1 vault and 1 boutique. At least 5 new games per year, plus all the other manufacturers. Plenty of good choices. Money invested in pinball is not your retirement fund, it is only money invested in fun. If you have bought games as an investment, my advice is get out now. The market is getting smashed with titles faster than it is growing, people cannot expect to get their money back on machines.