Question for those in the know:
Is the 2.0 code not complete? It feels really messy presently.
For the FATHOM letters at the top of the right apron LCD, for the life of me I can not qualify the lagoon entry. I even took the glass off and kept chucking the ball into the saucer over and over and over and the number remained at 3. Occasionally it goes to 2, but only once in a blue moon. Is this a hardware issue with my game? Does it rely on the star rollovers and maybe one is wonky? I have no idea what is supposed to happen when I collect all the Fathom letters, but in the present state I'll never find out.
Also: the mermaid battles are criminally same-ish. We have a spinner, 2 saucers, the target to the left of the right in-line drops... pop bumpers (I know, they boost oxygen)... and the only way to attack is the 1-2-3 targets and GB targets on the left side. It seems insane you can't be rewarded for hitting the 2 saucers.
Aside from that, the apron screens constantly cut out with glitches... flash frames of cut off black and freeze between between 2 halves of different UIs.... and last point.... why don't the LCD scoring displays count up with the bonus countdown like the OG fathom? Minor point, but it triggers me to only see it happening on the apron.
I watched a video that said "the player should discover things themselves", but not having an official 2.0 ruleset is kind of infuriating. When the spinner lights it's huge points, but I have no idea how to qualify it... it just happens randomly. The narrator tells me to hit the super jackpot in lagoon multiball, but doesn't actually tell you where the super jackpot is since 4 things are lit up. This all seems like pinball 101 and it's been ignored.
Final complaint... why the F is there no prop bar or service rail in this game? I mean c'mon. I know it's too late for that one since it's hardware, but it is super annoying and hopefully will be addressed in future games.
If anybody from Haggis reads this I'd love to get a reply. Love the game, but really hope there is more coming.