Played about 10 games at GEX today and also caught up to AS and GB at lunch. No review but a few observations besides the obvious who has ever played a new game and not thought it was fun and had possibilities. Warning, longer than needed.
1) I heard it was fast but the left loop made me feel like a double flipper. From left loop to right flipper was so fast it reminded me of TAF and the graveyard to UR flipper for SJP. What I am saying is I didn't have time to really see the ball and react like on most loop passes just like on TAF where you never see the ball and have to just time it. I can loop pass on many games on location with a game or 2 in but never did it on this game. Faster than AFM, ACDC, and Met by far since I can loop pass on them.
2) Really like what was going on with the Death Star shot especially if it extends to Premiums. If not "qualified", it is a horseshoe, if "qualified" it is a lock. I hope to see this progression continue on the premium where the shot becomes the left ramp which is 1 step above the lock and 1 step less than the hyperloop. I know I am overblowing the supercharger but on route you would shoot it and if not ready it diverted back as a ramp shot and if ready you engaged the magnets but between 1 and 10 times with a totally awesome count. Would rather have this action than continuous looping.
3)Totally enjoyed figuring out how to use the "fire" button to lock and unlock the multiplier. I must have drained half my balls trying to figure that out. Reminded me of vids where all this chaos is occurring and you have to do something strategic to win or you wimp out give up and flail away for 20 minutes with less points than your friends. Can't wait for this strategy!!!!
4) I never once had time to think about sparse and I never was reminded of No Fear but I think that game has so much covered by the ramp I will have to ask what people are saying.
5) all the lighting and sound things were lost on me as I didn't notice them as much as I hoped. But I can say that was the case with FP, BK, SS, HS, FH, TAF, TZ, LOTR, SM, Tron, ACDC, TWD, and Met for me until I was at home. I loved Kiss on location right off the bat until I could hit all the shots so YMMV