Quoted from mof:
I try to ask a few top level questions when considering the value of something to the pinball community:
1) Is this good for the growth of pinball?
2) Will this help add to the body of american art history known via pinball?
With regards to licensed rehashed fan layout themes, I have these three questions:
1) Is it good for the growth of pinball to keep churning out licensed themes based on movies/music/tv shows?
2) Should pinball still be considered an art form, when it re-uses a licensed art theme? Is that art? When I look back on pinball machines re-hashing movie art 30 years from now, will I feel like that machine's art package is capturing the look, feel, and sound of 2015?
3) Is it good for pinball to keep re-using nearly the same fan layout and just change the theme every few months?
I'm happy for Riot Pinball and JJP for having the cojones to do a non-licensed theme. Are these the only two companies willing to try it in 2015?
Wow. Sounds like your picking out a lawnmower. Your list reminds me of the scene from Dead Poets Socienty where the textbook suggests measuring poetry on a graph to determine its "greatness"
I have 1 question that I ask:
Is it fun.