I bought a JJP at this past weeks IAAPA Show. The game simply put might be the most amazing, best themed, programed pinball game ever. The game is stunning... I happen to be a fan of POTC however I know not everyone is. The negatives are that it doesn't show clips from the movie like Hobbit and WOZ. Other than that the graphics on the screen might be the best ever done for pinball or should i say in pinball history.
I'm doubting this game will be a huge seller for the fact that the theme is tired as Disney has already announced they might re-boot. But forget the theme if you want the single most sophisticated, detailed pinball game in history this is it. The game is every bit as collectable as WOZ and on top of that the game is better tons better, more fun and just overall a better pinball game.
If you're a JJ fan you won't be disappointed.
When you're asking for a premium price people better be in love with the theme so we'll see how the game does. I think the theme is incredible as I'm a huge fan of POTC. After talking to Jack at the IAAPA Show I think its safe to say the next two games coming out very soon will be much more up the WOZ alley and probably more desireable themes. With all that being said I doubt JJ can top this Pirates game... its just that good!
To me the Pirates movies will be timeless, and this pinball game would have been helped by hearing good ole Jack talking but even without that this has to be the single overall best designed pinball game ever.
As always JJ kills it! So in short I wouldn't listen to all the negatives, and rather focus on the positives. I was at IAAPA I saw Beatles, Monster Bash and Pirates the three newest games. All three are amazing... Beatles is a simple game, with amazing grahics the game is just fun might be Sterns greatest attention to detail game. Monster Bash is just a total HOME RUN tons better than the original. I bought a Monster Bash LE I couldn't resisit. I was very tempted to buy Beatles... I wanted to walk away with it its really that cool. With all that being said nothing compares to this Pirates game. Nothing I've ever seen... you can argue shots, movie clips, or the price, but no matter this is the single most thoughtout game ever made.
Just my humble review.