I watched the second half of dd twitch live on an iphone where sound was worthless ... and my impression was meh, it's about an average game. Tonight I watched first half, but this time on YouTube in high def on an iPad with headphones and learned all kinds of cool things about the game and the features. I heard the designer talk about the rules and other players making comments about what to hit. I watched the LCD and saw the emphasis on building multipliers and not letting them time out, you select a character and a mission and up to three missions can be stacked. I like the add a ball during mb, use of the bar button for tie fighter mb and controllable multiplier. The emphasis is on the graphics shown in backbox and sometimes the graphics on small LCD are different. Lots of starategies and combinations and the code looks complete at release. Tons of stats are available, which will make this pin a nerds wet dream. I think this is quite an achievement for Stern.
It stacks up pretty well against the Hobbit too, which is another pin that melds a lot of things together and has a big video emphasis. A poll comparing the two, after some polishing of the LCD graphics on SW, would be interesting. My opinion has gelled and now find myself excited about this game for the first time. Don't know if I'll bite and buy one, but I am watching it closely and look forward to playing. And the pro model seems like the way I'd go.
Specifically back on topic though, how can people be strongly in or out of an LE after seeing the pro footage, but without seeing videos of all the added features? The Stern demo of the hyperdrive was not long enough to show anything. The added costs for LE are significant so wouldn't you need more info. When I see people falling over themselves to track down an LE and throw money down before the model is even in production, it reminds me of other preorders. Just Stern can follow through and make the game, and JJP and Spooky have proven dependable. All others are sketchy to fraudulent.