Quoted from RGarriott:
Why cant we just get an original theme game?
They don't sell overseas, where Stern sells half their games. And it wouldn't do great here either. It's a pop culture hobby now. Where you been?
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:
Please don’t believe everything you hear.
I believe him in this case. Layout feels pretty Gomez-y all around; sword lock, Black Widow shot becoming the turnaround, Hawkeye left orbit that returns up a short ramp to the right flipper (on DP premium).
But the ramps are a dead giveaway. BOTH Deadpool ramps are the Batman 66 right ramp. Same part number and everything. If you were in a hurry to design a game, you'd probably grab a ramp from your previous game and re-use it. Twice.
Stern doesn't have the money/time/development resources to license and design the Marvel movie pin of your dreams. It's always going to be like Avengers 1.0 or GOTG at best. I'll take a Deadpool style game any day. It was never going to have Ryan Reynolds custom callouts. You just have to make peace with it.
Quoted from NeilMcRae:
If they have delayed it because of Chadwick’s death then good on them!
I'm continually perplexed by the rules on respecting the dead. Last night ABC played Black Panther without commercials, to honor him. I don't think anyone complained. Pulling his films off streaming services would be, disrespectful I guess? But delaying a game is respectful?
I just hope when I die that no one bases any decisions on it. Live your life. That's what I would want.
Quoted from pinballwil:
I think original themes can sell better now these days.
Don't quit your day job.
Quoted from pinballwil:
And now we have 50% home sales.
That's a hindrance, not a help. Nearly all of the people pounding their fist for Jaws, who will buy anything if a lunchbox has the right characters on it, are home buyers.
Quoted from pinballwil:
I like AP games but i would never buy them because they look different.
You won't buy a game over something as petty and inconsequential as backbox shape, yet you think people will line up for unlicensed themes.
Quoted from T-800:
Taking that one step further with the roving lit square and completing a grid is just awesome and again, takes a standard pinball mech and makes it so much more exciting and deliberate.
Keith's RBION fandom is showing.
I'm surprised no one mentioned it yet (that I saw), but to be fair, that game is from the dark ages of 2004. Most people in the hobby now weren't around then, and there aren't many Ripley's in circulation to play.
If anyone complains about this stream, YOU effing try it. Jack is killing it. Playing great while holding a conversation, answering rules questions on a game he's barely played, giving a pinball 101 tutorial on the fly for non-players.
Quoted from djsoup:
Also hoping for some battle damage character screens for when you're doing battle other than just the health bar.. maybe that's my gamer brain talking but it would be cool to see beat up stages of the enemies (or heroes) when you're in battle to add to the effect whether you're losing, or winning the fight.
Stuff like this seems important now that you can only watch someone else, but when you play the game, concerns like that typically melt away. Who's looking up every time they hit a shot? This game is too fast for that.
Quoted from Apollyon:
The modes seem to feel all sameish (not in the rules, but rather in their presentation).
One thing I probably missed, what's the significance of how many heroes are in each gem quest? I know the number is fixed, but does it matter if it's one hero or four? If it's just for display/story purposes that's fine I guess, but it doesn't help much in avoiding "colored arrow syndrome."
I know in Battle Royale each hero has a health bar that runs down over time, so there it definitely matters how many you have, but in gem quests I don't think that's the case.
My complaint with the premium/LE gauntlet isn't the glove, but the gems. Most of the time they'll be unlit & white. Even when lit they still look a little milky. I'm sure someone will come up with translucent color-matched replacements.
Quoted from Krsmith9:
Anyone have a sense for low long it takes Stern to complete a run of 500 LEs?
Pretty sure I heard they could do 50 games a day at full speed. Not sure if that's one line or multiple lines. Also that's B.C., before covid.
2-4 weeks would be my ballpark guesstimate.
^ Cosigned. I've battled the beast a few times, beat him once. Feels like it was designed for my exact skill ceiling. But I'm still glad RTTH is out there for the real killers to hunt down.
Quoted from dancosta:
I highly recommend using a digital level for higher accuracy.
And measure in multiple places. Even on brand new games, I've found readings can vary by .3 degrees down by the flippers vs. up high.
Mostly I just pitch games by feel, couldn't tell you how many degrees most of mine are set at.
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