Quoted from MikeS:
Currently with mode stacking "on" it's way too easy to make it through all of the modes. Then, after you beat the Emperor you have to basically start all over by choosing a new character and play through many of these same modes again. Doing this for all 4 characters would make for an incredibly long game even with stacking left on. Most modes you'd end up having to play through 2 or 3 times. I had a great game last week where I reached Jedi Multiball and defeated the Emperor ball 1 but it was kind of a buzzkill to have to basically start the game over with a new character and have to play through many of the same modes again. Reminds me of 90's games where you have to start over again after reaching the Wizard Mode in a game.
My preference would be to have mode stacking "off" which makes the journey to Jedi MB a bit longer but instead of having to play through the entire next character's mode arc, you get spotted all of the modes that you completed with your initially character. This would mean that you would most likely only have to play 1-2 modes with each of the remaining 3 characters. Once you complete all modes using a combo of all characters (and possibly some other new requirements achieved) then there could be some kind of Ultimate Wizard mode.
This is absolutely brilliant!!!
To sum up MikeS idea:
- Default Mode-Stacking OFF
- A challenge to get to Emperor Wizard on 1st Hero
- Then Pick a new hero
- Then play all of their remaining modes (that have not already been played)
- On to next hero ...
- Eventually a Grand Wizard Mode for getting through all 4 heros!