Wow, whatta thread.
Thanks Wasp, for the awesome streaming. Your set up is awesome and you’re totally entertaining!
So, I played GOTG on route recently, BEFORE knowing about the voiceovers. I knew something was up, like a code drop, because Pinside was blowing up, but I didn’t want to read until I’d played it.
I didn’t even notice that the call outs weren’t from the movie. I’ve seen the first movie and highly enjoyed it - especially the humor and the soundtrack! - but obviously I don’t know it inside and out and I’m not a die hard. Just wanted to comment that the call outs didn’t bother me. I was just happy there WERE voices and a more coherent game. When the “abobboli Bobo” started it was a serious WTF moment! Not first remembering that scene in the movie I thought the game had been hacked and someone was totally messing with me! It was that random and intrusive. I didn’t laugh because I was confused, but in retrospect, especially after reading Pinside, it’s pretty hilarious.
The game is super fast, and I think kind of a drain monster. That left out lane is brutal! It’s so damn fast there is no time that look at the LCD for much of anything. I feel the same about SW and other games and am starting to question how much value-add an LCD adds to the actual players experience. The shots are fun to hit (nothing fresh in the layout) and the Rockit shot is difficult. It’s not the same as IM. Light show is cool. I like AS a lot, so rules work ok, but really, are recycled rules the best we can do nowadays?
I will play the game on route. It’s the newest game and delivers on that “new game excitement” level. It was in a GREAT arcade (Rock Fantasy) that has all the new and best games, and it was the one I wanted to play most, because it’s new!!
I owned AVLE and saw how the “non-movie” voices polluted people’s perception of that game. The game was so fun that they didn’t bother me, but obviously, movie voices are always better. I guess it remains to be seen how devastating this is to GOTG’s ultimate reputation. I agree 100% with the notion that this theme demands the music and humor of the movie, and suffers from minimal tunes and second hand actors.
This game could have been quite special, and now it’s really just...
...a fun pinball machine? A great call for route ops, but should offer more for a home buyer IMO. Especially GOTG nuts.