Quoted from Rdoyle1978:
You know, it’s funny you said this - I have played 4 different IMDN machines. One was at the Allentown PA show, which blew me away. Then I played it on location at 2 different barcades. Neither time was it fun- just clunky and bricks everywhere, and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I was completely turn off.
Then I played it at ^^ Flippers - a Premium (the others were Pros), and what a huge difference. I must have played 10 games on it. Amazing. Played it locally here earlier - a Pro, and it was set up perfect. Had several awesome games on it. It must be a very finicky game requiring perfect setup, like Houdini.
The one IMDN I have played is a premium. Because of this thread, I went back to the arcade today and played both to see if I could like IMDN.
It's not BAD. I just think it's polarizing. The games are long, and it takes forever to really get off the ground. I'd personally rather play 3-5 games in 20 minutes than 1.
I explained to a friend that I just flat out don't have the attention span for the game I think.
I equate the feeling of playing it to taking a standardized test. I'm concentrating so hard during the whole thing, and, at the end, I have no idea if I even did anything right.
It kind of reminds me of TSPP. TSPP is a great game that is well loved by many, but I would never own one. The games are just too long.
My favorite games are fast and hard (that's what she said).
Also the animations in IMDN remind me of a 5 year old slot machine, and there's not a laugh to be had.
But truthfully, in the 4 hours I was there, Deadpool never had a vacancy. IMDN, Star wars, Guardians, Aerosmith, even Dialed In had people walking away with balls left in the shooter lane.
I think Deadpool has mass appeal with the humor/simplicity.
In short, I bought a Deadpool Pro, and I think everyone should play them both to make sure Iron Maiden really sings to you (pun intended).