If JJP could combine the toys and the visual “wow factor” of WOZ and the fun and playability of DI, it would certainly be the best game they’ve made.
Quoted from PanzerFreak:
I was talking to the Mrs. yesterday about pinball for way to long (she always loves that lol) and whether or not I should go for Pirates or wait for Willy Wonka. She said she would wait for Willy Wonka out of principle for JJP not including the original spinning disk mech and the opening / closing chest yet still keeping the price the same. Damn lol. It was hard to hear that argument again but I can see her point. I went back to some older Pirate gameplay videos and the entire game still just looks so much cooler with the original disk and chest mech. For nearly $10k I could stomach not having licensed actor audio / video assets due to the amount / variety of toys in the original Pirates prototype but after the mech changes it was and still is a sore point when considering purchasing the game. Who knows, maybe I'll still get one, on the fence at the moment about buying an LE or waiting for Wonka.
Not to mention that the coolest POTC mech, the sinking ship, is in the Stern version that you can get for half the price of JJP's.
Quoted from Eskaybee:
To say Stern doesn’t care about creating a GOAT is a little unfair or misleading. The workers (designers, programmers, audio, artists, etc...) absolutely care in what they do and always try to put together the best machine they can as it shows with their passion for pinball. That said, they do have faster turn arounds and not all games can be hits. But look at what they have done; ACDC, MET, IMDN, TWD, ST, etc... There are some great quality games there, and one of the things stern is doing best is keeping owners from having to continuously pull the glass off to fix & tweak - that definitely needs to be considered when you’re talking about a GOAT.
That all said, i do think JJPOTC is one of the best of all time - I’ve been saying since the beginning that it is. However, I still don’t have 500+ plays on it so time will tell but i still consider it #1. My top 10 all time FWIW off the top of my head would probably be:
7. SW (Yes i said it; great games don’t always need dolls and this is slowly climbing the list)
8. GOT (Has some code issues and is slowly declining from my list)
Not one B/W game on your top 10 list? Hard to believe.
Quoted from JodyG:
Nah, you can go as close as PA, the south or even the midwest and save quite a bit on labor, taxes, etc. It is no coincidence that many of the major auto manufacturers have moved to the southern states over the high COL states in the upper mid west.
Moving your operations from the American north to the American south is just pit stop on the way to Mexico. It’s corporate greed at its finest. Of course,pin manufacturers already pay a slave wage so it wouldn’t make much difference anyway. I remember when someone posted a job posting for JJP. It was for something like $9.50/hr. for the tedious job of putting a pinball machine together. If JJP isn’t profitable on those wages, it probably doesn’t deserve to exist anyway.
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