Quoted from Jodester:
After watching the latest Twitch stream, I am still Ok with my preorder. It looked that players got better with the tight shots as they put more games on the machine. I also learned a ton about the rules.
Game is still pretty glitchy, but looks like a blast to play. Charlie and Co will work those out way before I get mine.
I was at the tournament yesterday and got 6 games on it. Yes the shots are tight, but by games 5 and 6 the shots starting getting easier. Pretty much everyone who played it on the stream were playing it for the first time, so you would expect a lot of bricked shots. I expect that scores will skyrocket as people get more familiar with the shots and rules.
Most shots did not score anything, but once you got into modes and learned which shots to go for they were quite lucrative(and admittedly highly unbalanced in current early code). You could play 5 minutes and still have a score of 100k and then all of a sudden hit a shot for 10 million.
Even with early code and glitches, I can say I think this is Spooky’s best game by a mile. Where I find Houdini’s tight shots somewhat frustrating, I find Alice Cooper shots challenging and exciting. It was a fun time at the tournament.