Quoted from hawkmoon:
OK,lots of second thoughts going on! Whats the deal??Are the shots just to tight? I've heard about the flow,some saying its slow go and requires you to hit targets in sequence? PinballTilt is out,any thoughts??
I don't see lots of second thoughts on Houdini. Go check out the JJPPOTC thread for "lots of second thoughts." Seems to be a lot of people still waiting in line to get their Houdini.
I call BS on the shots are too tight reputation. There are tight shots on every game that is worth playing. I've said this many times...I'm a below average play and I can purposefully hit every shot, every game, with the exception of the Milkcan shot. If I concentrate on getting to Trunk Multiball I can usually get it now. I don't find Houdini to be a "slow go" game either. It's just as intense as a flow-style game but in a different way. You have to make shots count to complete the timed modes.
Houdini presents you with a lot of options as you progress through a game. You can go with the flow of the game or you can choose to concentrate on one four types of modes; stage modes, movies, escapes or secret missions. If you are go with the flow then one moment you're starting a stage mode, the next the game throws an Escape Hurry-up at you, then Houdini starts a movie mode and meanwhile your stage mode timer is running out, do you try to hit the "Add Time" at the orbit? meanwhile the Magic shop is giving you a mystery award that may change your current strategy, then you might have started a secret mission combo mode. By this time in the game, you've spelled Seance by accident and then do you start Seance Multiball or try to get a stage mode going first? Houdini is hardly a "slow go" game.