Quoted from onyxx:
Help a brother out on a buy or not to buy question. Based purely on videos I love the layout, art and shots of this game but find the rules complex and kind of hard to understand (in gameplay videos). I have no possibility to play before I buy as there isn't one available in my vicinity. I'm not a skilled player and neither are my family members and based on what I have read/heard this game can be challenging. For reference, out of the newer games we love JP and Deadpool but found TMNT to be a frustrating and hard shooter. Based on the reputation of AIQ being kind of a frustrating or hard pin I have been holding back on purchasing this for a year. Do you consider this a tougher shooter than TMNT or are people referring to the rules complexity when AIQ it's called challenging? You as owners, do you see visitors or family with poor to medium skills enjoy this pin or does it more often frustrate these players?
Based on this, could AIQ Premium be a game for me or is it a game for skilled players?
Rules are complex and deep, but the actual shots are very smooth and makeable and fun to combo. I think it's an excellent game for the home as it does take some plays to fully grasp the rules.
You can also just shoot the game and not need to fully understand the rules. Very fun game! When our adult son comes over, AIQ is the only pinball in our collection that he plays.