Quoted from Eskaybee:
I didn't watch the whole video yet, but wow! This is the best video and representation of hobbit I've seen yet. Well done! Is this Hugh's setup? May I ask what pitch you have the game at? And it looked like you may have changed the difficulty to light lock, no? I'll watch the rest tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks!! I'm glad to hear it looks and sounds good. Someone on YouTube commented that the audio levels were a little low, does it sound good to you? I have been lowering the levels of the mic and I raised the level of the game's output to the highest level.
I have my pitch set at 7 degrees and I did change the lock setting. The default is 3, I have it set at 4. It can be configured between 1 and 6 with one being the easiest and 6 being the hardest. I felt that with the default setting it was too easy to start Smaug multiball but technically if you pay attention you can skip locks by pressing the ring button. I haven't tried any of the other settings.
Quoted from mof:
Thanks for shooting the vid above, that really helps me evaluate the game. Some quick notes:
+ This game looks like it shoots extremely well. I am a big fan of the balance of shots, 2 spinners, 3 banks of drops, 3 flippers, and the absence of mini-playfields. I'm open to the idea that it may very well be the best layout of all time. We'll see... I cannot wait to play this in person.
- As for the audio. I listened to it while coding (with the video off), and I gotta tell you, it was very... "frenetic" -- I gotta say -- it didn't sound like a pinball machine *at all* to me, it sounded like a cat attacking a dvd remote, and not letting any scene on a movie finish out. Does that make sense? Listen to the audio in isolation... Does that stop/start/stop/start movie soundtrack feel work for you? Not me.
I agree, the audio really pulls it together and is altogether a different pinball experience than any other game I have ever owned. I find myself getting distracted by the videos on the backbox quite often. I still haven't seen the movies so I think the little video clips are a distraction to me right now. Not a bad thing though!!
I tested taking my videos with and without the direct input from the headphone jack this morning and having it connected definitely helps with the clarity of the audio in my videos. Someday when I'm not streaming or recording I would like to try out a pair of headphones for an extended length of time. I love the use of stereo in this game! I tried headphones once when I first setup the game and with the headphones it will switch from the left to right channel often. It of course does that with the backbox speakers but the effect is much more pronounced with the headphones on. Maybe I will pickup a splitter and see how that works, hopefully it doesn't introduce any noise into my recording setup.
I just played another hour or so and it is uploading now: