Finally got my game setup, levelled, waxed and updated and got to play a few games on my LE. Initial impressions/thoughts:
- Mine came Williams style leg brackets front and back, along with the corner brackets at the top which is good to see.
- Mine also came with a giant black tarry/greasy thumbprint on the front decal, and the tape used to attach the certificate of authenticity to the backglass left a ton of residue. Both cleaned off with a bit of effort (Goo gone needed on the backglass). Very minor, but Stern can still make improvements when shipping expensive, "LE" home marketed pins.
- Playfield is beautiful, mine is like glass, which is nice because my Star Wars has some "ripple" effect in the clear.
- LE cabinet and armor is way nicer in person than in any pics I have seen, mirrored effect on the backglass is very nice.
- Music is great. I can't see myself downloading digitally to play in the car or anything, but good pinball music. Love the old school sound effects.
- Callouts. I don't mind them. Are they all hilarious? No, some are pretty cheesy, others are funny and make me smile. I really don't think R-Rated would suit the pin at all but there are a few "dad joke" ones that are kind of cringy. I haven't found them overly repetitious yet, at least not more so than any other pin.
- Shots. This one had me very nervous after the SDTM review and other people's comments, but my lock shot is like butter. I agree with others in this thread, if there is a machine where this shot isn't working, make sure the pin is dead level, and set it at 7.0 pitch. Anything less than 7.0 is definitely floaty. If still cannot make the shot, take a look at the ball guides, something is off and needs to be tweaked. The Colossus shot is a bit weird, but doable. I like that the layout is something different than the standard fan layout. Already have a few of those in my collection. It isn't as smooth as my AC/DC or Star Wars but still satisfying to shoot.
- Code. I have barely got into it, just a couple of battle modes, lil' deadpool multiball, disco mode. This is my biggest concern right now. Pretty easy to qualify battle modes, quests. There is the team up thing, but not a huge incentive to go for them that I can see right now. I knew all of this going in before I bought the pin, from reviews and watching a lot of streams, so am prepared to be patient. I like the code journey (I bought X-men LE when it still had initial launch code, so been there done that). I am hoping to see more in complexity/strategy. Tanio's first pin as lead, hope he ends up knocking it out of the park.