Quoted from jfh:
Maybe. But you can’t really compare Dwight to Lyman. Lyman games typically take a long time before they are “finished”.
The difference with Munsters is Dwight stated publicly that the game was supposed to be simple and that it was essentially done. This seems to be true since the code is now past 1.0 which in the new numbering scheme means feature complete.
Stern management had to know he said this yet has done nothing to make it clear this isn’t true (if indeed it isn’t true).
Contrast to Batman 66 where Stern stated publicly, multiple times, that Batman wasn’t going to be considered done until Lyman and George said it was. And we know more Batman code is coming (though I suspect it’s mostly a Spike 2 upgrade and minor polish)
Stern knows there are a lot of potential sales for Munsters sitting out there that are waiting on two things - (1) Confirmation of new code (and Kaneda doesn’t count) and (2) Confidence that the playfield quality issues are fixed.
True, Dwight is not Lyman. I am fortunate enough to own AC/DC and TWD , which I consider best in class coding wise. Understanding their codes can take some work however , and can give one a headache to read / digest sometimes .
Dwight’s GOT, SW, and now GB are no coding slouches themselves , and for me anyways, a little more intuitive.
I was referring to your “could not be bothered” , comment . Looking at history, both GB and GOT were past 1.0 when they got their recent updates. Dwight had also at onetime said GB was done much to the ire of that games loyal followers ,yet , it finally was taken to a more positive place. GOT was updated (much thanks by the way) out of nowhere. No mention at all about GOT by Stern publicly.
Take into account Munster’s supposedly is a Borg dream theme (which he did a beautiful job on). He knows there is some negative on the code. I bet he has some pull inside Stern and is asking to get the game some help code wise. There have been some people that have referenced his desire ,as such, on this site.
I believe Dwight would like to polish the level two and beyond modes in MUnsters. Nothing of his recent work shows that leaving the mode levels the same but with more points is his style. Watching the man’s enthusiasm on the GOT and GB code releases shows me he is a pro that has a tremendous amount of pride in his work..
Considering Stern has hired more coding help and the recent GOT and GB releases, Borg’s supposed tie to the game, Munsters in my opinion still has a chance for more code. The game has been out only 9 months or so, which as we all know, is still early in the code release process. If say two years from now, Stern has done nothing with the game, I could agree on your comment. Until then I feel the “could not be bothered” position is premature. That being said, I really like the game , as is, and with the money I payed, will have no regrets.
Best wishes ,