So, I'm not much of a virtual pinball player. However, Skyrim blew me away with its RPG elements, stats, leveling sytem, equipment, crafting, amongst other things. I know Epic Quest had RPG elements but Skyrim takes it to a whole new level. So my obvious question is how would this translate to real pinball? Would the implementation of persistent characters work? Would a pinball machine with RPG elements be better as a rougelike? Obviously, there are a lot of pieces of Skyrim that would not be possible in a real machine (like the ability to pause at anytime to access the inventory) but I'm interested in anyones thoughts that has tried it.
In a perfect world, I envision a JJP style lcd game with persistence, leveling, and of course loot. With JJPs recent bluetooth/smart phone compatibility, it would be a perfect way to save a character and transfer it to a friends game. I would also imagine a tournament mode where players could be assigned a default character to make it a level playing field. For multiplayer, a turn-based PvP system (ball to ball) would be really interesting to see as well.