Quoted from DaveH:
Thank goodness Stern finally found the key to a great game is an empty fan layout.
This game is empty at a bad time for Stern. There are a lot of people already on the sidelines due to playfield quality issues. Munsters was so boring. The reason I couldn’t buy a JP (which is fun) was the quality issues. I’m always happy that Stern has fanatics that will support them until they start making good games again. If you feel this game is going to be the equal of AFM, enjoy.
There is more likelihood this game will be equal or better than AFM, than there is that it will suck
And you don't have to be a Stern fanatic to think that. The main reason AFM and MM are so loved has more to do with the rules/software than it does the layout - but the layout IS a proven winner.
- Lyman's got the same great layout to work with as MM and AFM, and the Haunted House Toy looks awesome
- Lyman has had a stellar track record - recent titles: BM66, TWD, MET, AC/DC, SM, Tron, IM
- His recent titles have all had great depth, wizard modes, and theme integration IMO
- EHOH could have great video assets - especially working with Elvira, who is the Queen B of her own video catalog
Thinking this game won't kick ass seems very illogical.
IMO there are a lot of pinsiders that aren't very good with their first impressions. They just get caught in the trending wave of posting (negative or positive).