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Pinball Arcade vs. REAL pinball.

By OrdealByFire

4 years ago

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    #57 4 years ago

    TPA is what got me back into pinball. well, more accurately it was TPA's predecessor, Pinball Hall of Fame for the Wii. I had both "The Williams Collection" and "The Gottlieb Collection", the tables from which all eventually made their way into TPA (Jive Time is the only exception!). The "hall of fame" games were the kindling, but TPA is what fanned those flames into an unquenchable wildfire. a real-life physical collection had to follow!

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    #89 2 years ago

    In general, games are MUCH harder in real life than on TPA.

    #110 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinsideTroll:

    a video game is a video game. period. real pinball is better

    sure, it's better, but that doesn't mean games like TPA are worthless. until i can bring my tables in to the bathroom with me, it's still better than nothing. and as others have said, it's great for learning the rules of different tables, or judging whether you'd like a table or not.
    (yes i'm doing it on purpose now, hehe)

    #116 2 years ago

    things can be called by more than one name. i primarily call them pinball machines or pins, but mixing up the way i refer to a thing is better, less monotonous writing. sometimes i'll refer to it as a pinball machine, and then later in the same paragraph i'll refer to it as "the game" or "the table".

    #119 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    It was only meant as a joke initially, but then I had to actually back it up with the hard evidence when people got offended.

    pretty sure you're the only one who seems offended here.

    #126 2 years ago
    Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

    Edit - couple things. You mentioned playing on a pad. I play on my PC with an Xbox controller. Feels good, triggers for flippers is intuitive, and the analog stick for nudging is right there at an instant.

    i play on iPad. nudging is pretty much useless -- it's wayyy better on a console or PC. but i don't play to get better at pinball, i pretty much only play to familiarize myself with the rules of games in case i encounter them in real life. and occasionally to waste some time. isn't that what ipads are for?

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    #145 2 years ago

    I agree that the overall quality has been going downhill. the UI just keeps getting worse and they've just about exhausted all the doable A, B, and C list titles. I also think they are spreading themselves too thin, trying to support so many platforms. It makes the overall presentation sloppy and buggy.

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