Quoted from kvan99:
Also I still don't want to give it to JJP or Stern for the heck of it. If I may bring the name Kaneda in the discussion, he had a nice blurb about games with magic on his podcast. I've been thinking that since Transformers. The kind of magic he was talking about was games that were made in the 80's-90's. Remember the first time you saw Rudy talking in FH? Or the Mist ball on BSD? Stern games are simply missing that magic..at least it's severely watered down. Maybe that's why we're less enthused about the price increases. IT NEEDS MORE MAGIC!
You are right on the money with this. Pinball is all about magic. When you look at a machine and think, "How did they do that?" it adds to the enjoyment of the game. Imagine how cool slimer would be if you couldn't see how he was suspended. And kudos to Heighway for getting rid of the through the playfield switches.
One thing that could use improvement is hiding the wires especially for the spotlights. It looks like they made a beautiful game then rolled out the extension cord to plug the lights in. It should be doable to come up with a way to power things on the playfield without having the wires exposed and it would make a huge difference.
Oh and F#*k the troll king.