So my wife and I went and played a SW Pro for a couple hours on Sunday (my son was there too, but played other games). We had to play some other games first, but when SW opened up we walked over to it and she commented it looked pretty empty. I explained how to choose a character, how tie fighters worked and the shot bonuses. As I was explaining she was kicking my butt. Finally I let her control her own lockbar button so I'd have a chance.
After the couple hours we were completing modes, getting multiballs, having a blast all around. We scored close to 2 billion on some games, and over a billion on many (all with newest code). My son never scored near as well, but likes the game too.
When we were done, I asked her what she thought and she thought this game has more in it than any of our other games. There is simply more to do, more choices to make and more ways to play it. It's a winner for us and the premium will live a very long time in our livingroom.
Pinball has always been about scoring more points than the person next to you. It has also usually been pretty brutal so ops can make money. SW is fast, brutal and has so much depth I can't believe it's getting all this poor attention. I really think it's going to be one of the greats even if it doesn't have a lot of playfield toys. You really don't need the playfield toys there isn't time to watch them anyway, this is one blazingly fast game.