Quoted from DaveH:
I was leaving the cost of the game out of the equation. Everybody here already knows I think the price is insane. I've spent 8k on a brand new game, and I remember the overall feeling that it was too much for me to have tied up in one game. And this one was 15k... I was only saying what I thought of the game when I was standing at the flippers actually playing it. And when I do that, I base it on how I feel playing. It doesn't go deep on rules, it ignores cost, it's just how I feel. I'm sure part of it was the fact that I knew I was playing a rare game, but I've played very rare games and didn't enjoy them. For this one though, I enjoyed it. If there was a Pro, and it was priced like a Pro, and if Stern wasn't having big QC issues, I probably would have bought one. It hits my nostalgia buttons. Great theme for someone like me. But unfortunately I can't always play pinball in a vacuum.
That' fair. I guess I'm really in the same boat. Decided to buy it after playing a few games on location. Knew it was really early code but thought it would be worth the investment. Part of the problem, I'm sure, is I'm not even a Batman guy but did enjoy owning Batman (The Dark Knight). So, the theme doesn't help me overlook for rationalize some things. That's on me. So, I guess, for me, this game is "fun to play" as long as somebody else is paying for it. Haha. Oh, well. I still support Stern and think they make some damn fun games. Hope that they do whatever they need to keep home purchasing owners happy. We all need Stern to continue making games.