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Pinball Arcade vs. REAL pinball.

By OrdealByFire

4 years ago

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    #2 4 years ago

    My TPA scores are almost an order of magnitude higher than my real scores. With assisted ramp shots, a lack of "mechanical nature of the game" randomness to deal with, overly consistent kickouts, and perfectly consistent nudging without getting warnings, your scores can be ridiculous.

    #39 4 years ago
    Quoted from OrdealByFire:

    Wait, what?
    What's glitchy about it?

    I take it you've never played The Pinball Arcade by Farsight Studios.

    But seriously, almost every table has a repeatable problem. Frequently balls passing straight through targets or ramps, balls getting stuck within one another (Black Knight's lock shot is a big one for this), even basic things like high score entry not working (I think POTO has this issue right now?). I stopped playing Challenges altogether because the app occasionally crashes when I submit a score. I accept it for what it is at this point. I buy every table and just stopped expecting a polished product for the $5 a month I pay.

    #48 4 years ago
    Quoted from horseypin:

    Lol. Machine, table, game. Pedantic FTW.

    Don't know why people get tied up in minutiae when you're talking about a sweet deck.

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    #77 4 years ago
    Quoted from Bwilson:

    For the last three months I haven't been able to save a single high score, view the leader boards, or complete challenges. It's completely busted and they really don't seem to give two shits about it. Which is fine because I doubt I'll spend another dime on it. Maybe when they get enough developers to support all the platforms they're pushing this out to I might revisit it again.
    All I'll say about the game is that other then the fact they're using real tables, sounds, etc. it's nothing close to the real thing. They really need to work on the physics and flipper strength. When I play an old EM it shouldn't have the same flipper strength as a WPC95 game not to mention everything is very calculated and consistent eliminating the randomness and pinball like aspects when playing for real.

    I promise it's not just the Xbox version. Every version of TPA is messed up in its own special way. I just pretend it's an open source project made by some dedicated guys in their basement. That way it seems REALLY impressive!

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