Quoted from Yelobird:
Basic leveling and all shots are smooth and satisfying.
I've been watching a lot of video on this game waiting until I can play it myself. I see a lot of variation in the katana shot consistency. For instance, in the initial Stern unveiling video, that shot hit like it was greased. In the Premium unveiling, it hit like it was blocked! In the side-by-side on Twitch (DeadFlip), it hit very consistently with some rattlers that looked to me like they deserved to be rattlers. The PapaLive play was inconsistent on it. Pinside owners and other reviews also state mixed experiences. Some say it's perfect; others say it's shit.
Do you think that this is an assembly issue and will vary by machine (luck of the draw), or do you think that this is a setup issue and can be dialed in on every machine if you take the time? By that I mean with pitch and level, not mechanical adjustment.
Also, is the SNIKT shot hittable on purpose? From a cradle, I don't think there's enough oomph, and on the fly is a narrow window.