I'll probably get shit for this but, I don't care. A local member pm'd me yesterday about this game and here's a recap. He was thinking about getting one. He asked for my two bits.
I've been an acdc fan since I was 10. I like the band. First time I saw the ddddc album i was like wow. acdc was also my first concert too. I like the theme.
I was really dissapointed after my first couple of games. To the point, where I thought I made a big mistake. ACDC is just all random stuff, complete random shots, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Maybe later software will fix this.
The sound out of the box is horrible. Distorted to the point, where I though the speakers or amp section was blown. I ended up installing ff tweeters and ran a cap to the left and kept the right speaker open. I added a ex sub hooked up to the cabinet speaker and it improved it a lot. The audio quality/sounds from tron, im and tf are amazing. ACDC sounds especially terrible with the older songs. rosie, hell aint a bad place etc. Some sounds like the spinner drives me crazy. Way overdriven. The newer songs sound better (war machine, train, etc). I got the audio adjusted to where it's just ok. Still can't crank it over 58, without clipping. 12" sub (it's really a mid to me) is a waste. Most of the audio runs through the cab speaker per design. Not like previous sterns, strange.
It is a MASSIVE drain monster (Increase revenue). The worst I've ever seen. It was so bad, that the game was unplayable. I added extra extensions to the maxed side outposts and one to help with the center drain. This improved gamplay a lot and made it more fun.
The light show is nice, it's a bright game. LEDS on newer sterns are ok in my book.
It's fast. I got it on +9 degrees.
Animation is good, except for angus's ahole for the match feature. That's just retarded. Should of been random groupie chicks (not rosie). Glad you can disable that feature.
Feel's like it built solid compared to previous sterns.
Lower playfield window is foggy as hell to begin with. Add your first coat of wax to the playfield and it gets even worse. I do like it's part of the playfield though and not seperate. I don't want to deal with leveling issues or wear around the window.
The band members on a stick is super lame. It's like something out of south park. I unplugged it.
The red hardware is awful imo and it's cheap and it gives it a funky stench out of the box. Ruins that new game smell. It made the game stick out like a sore thumb. It's like a beautiful super model with herpes. Usless imo. I've switched everything over to pro black hardware. Could get the le hardware. It looks so much better. Cost an extra 200, but it's looks natural now.
Right now, there's not a lot to do in acdc. plunge the ball, hit the bumpers. shoot a ramp and hear a train sound. Shoot the drop targets and hear OI!. Hit the bell, it goes gong. shoot a ramp and load the cannon. drain, drain, drain, change the song and repeat. Load the lower playfield once and a while and watch it go in a loop. It's really random at this point. What are you suppose to do? Right, hit stuff. No story line. Just all random hit's, sound effects, and acdc playing in the background.
SR devilish voice callouts are annoying too. There's no way to shut it off. They detuned his voice and it sounds like a bloated guy yelling. Who played the jackpot guitar licks in the game? SR?
The game sucks out of the box imo. I never had to dial a game in so much to get it to play right to my standards. Right now, it's ok. I'm alright with it. I'm still have a little buyers remorse. I should have played it for 5-6 hours before buying it. Bought it on a whime. This is one of those games that gets old pretty quick in a line up imo. Playing it in the wild and owning it are two different things. It's grown on me a little after the work I put into it.
It is cool when you're drinking some beers, and feel like bashing the ball around, and like listening to acdc, but that's about it. The volume won't crank up too loud, because it will start clipping. So that sucks. I like my games really loud. Still not too crazy about it. Some people think it's the greatest thing though. Not sure why. I think because it's new or what they have for games in their line up.
My opinion. You got yours, I got mine. Everyones different. Not hating, just the voice of reason after spending 6.3k. I got it in a lineup with the latest 4 sterns. Comes in 3rd place after im and tron at my house. Spend a lot of time on this one before you pull the trigger.
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