Quoted from jfh:
Now that Batman is about a year old I wanted to see how owners and former owners feel about the game and where it's going
Are you still glad you got the game?
Would you have still bought it had you known a year ago what you know now?
If you sold it, are you thinking of getting it back?
Do you think the game is a long term keeper in your collection (> 3 years)?
Any playfield or cabinet issues?
Yes, I'm still glad that I got the game, but I have to admit that during the long wait for code I wasn't always so sure. That being said, I've always been glad to be a member of this thread; it's one of the best on pinside.
No, I would have would have waited until the code was more complete. The long wait with bare bones code and lack of communication really frustrated me given how the game (indeed many big Stern themes) were released.
Yes, I think it's a long term keeper. I mean at this point I'm already a year in, even though it was kind of a turkey for a big chunk of time. I like what Lyman is doing, and the use of the license has no equal in pinball.
I had a split cabinet. Stern was initially responsive and then went radio silent, my distributor however was a great advocate and stern sent me a new cabinet (2 actually, the first they sent was an Aerosmith). The cabinet swap was a legit pain, but ultimately everything turned out fine.
On other thoughts, between this game and Star Wars, I've come to really dislike how Stern handled releases. It's felt very much like putting money down on a theme and hoping the end result is ok. The code wait really compounded that feeling for me, but now I really feel like B66 is a first rate game and look forward to what else Lyman has in store for us.