I read these Avengers threads (and all new games for that matter) looking to see what is going on with the game. I don't have constant access to one and maybe have 30 plays on it (Some pro, some LE) so granted I am somewhat ignorant of the Avengers game. Almost every time I have had access, it has been a multiplayer experience. (Not the best way to get to know a game IMO)
When it, like any pin, first came out of course it was interesting to me since it was new. We were playing in groups, nobody has any real idea what to shoot for, everything is bright and shiny, new sounds are heard, effects etc. My goal was to strafe all the shots to see what each thing does. And of course I wanted to see HULK and Loki multiballs.
But the more I play this game, I keep trying to figure out what is the appeal. When I watch tourney players, the goal seems to be Loki. Period. That is the repeatable shot to go for. I think the LE's crossover ramp helps prevent the left ramp rape-to an extent. Now I think it is fair to point out that in tourneys, better players look for the safe strategies and do not explore the pin.
I understand the build-up hero concept in the game, but it feels like an inordinate (and non-fun) amount of work to hit the same shots over and over and over. Isn't that one of the complaints players have about games in general hit this shot X times and then Y more times for the award?
Again, I should repeat I am not knowledgeable about the Avengers pin to say it is bad, good or otherwise, but I can accurately say it is currently not grabbing me the more I play it.
Maybe if/when I get some more solo time on it, I'll understand it.