Thanks Ryan for the players and operators view. I took that back to the video and can see past some of my own negative perception, but still hold that aesthetically and as a concept its problematic. However those two things are what I hold highest, that wont' be the case for everyone.
I'm glad to see the innovation and glad to hear that the game design, as expected from JJ is innovative and well thought out. That said, it actually makes it more frustrating to me knowing there's something there worth paying attention too, but hard to look at due to its negatives.
I don't think the theme or art direction just doesn't meet the quality of the game and that's an unfortunate situation. I think JJP needed to have this hit on all cylinders. I think for most its probably a 6/8 for me its a 4/8 as my priorities are different.
Not everyone is going to be happy, so for the sake of pinball, lets hope enough are happy that we'll see more from JJP.