I apologize if I'm explaining the joke, but the word is "title" and you keep writing "tittle" which makes it sound like "tits".
Quoted from robertmee:
I understand spooky wanting to inject some randomness into the game and punishment for bad shots but of the three balls plunged in that video there were a total of seven touches before a drain...that's not even enough time to make a bad shot.
I'm hoping for maybe a drop bank in between those bumpers or a bash toy...if it's left wide open with the ability of the pops to send balls toward the slings for outlane drains or sdtm then imo Spooky will have squandered a great theme and taken a step back from AMH.
This is the $1000 question.
I don't agree with the notion that there are no new layouts, and just copy some other one and retheme it. Charlie wants to make something different, that's part of the whole point of doing all the work to have your own pinball company, and I respect that.
The problem is it's not enough to just be "different". There's a reason why so many games feel similar, and that's because it's challenging to do new ideas and layouts that work.
When Charlie and I first talked about this game I expressed my reservations for the layout, I'm not saying anything here I didn't already tell him privately. At the time we just didn't see eye to eye on it. And it's his game, so that's fine.
I definitely wasn't the only one telling him these things, and he's tweaked it based on the feedback. There will be some more flow to it than before, more shots that return to the flippers. But it's also not going to be radically different, so that's my whole question now, is it changed enough to work for me? I haven't played it, but I do know what's changed, and it's not a ton, definitely tweaks not a full on redesign.
I'm keeping an open mind, and I'm excited to see more. But I definitely won't hesitate to drop out if the game doesn't feel fun. Awesome art and supporting a pinball company that's doing things in a true and honest way are great things, but I buy pinballs to play them, so that's my primary consideration.