Quoted from paul_8788:
Its funny how little love this game gets from some in the community. My brother has been on me for months saying he wants my Metallica. He isn't big into pinball, used to play back in the day now just wants one for his house. He came by to play a few games and kept going back to Star Wars after playing Met, AFMr and TWD. Said it was the most fun for him out of all of them, he liked the speed, intensity and the amount of things to do. Reminded me how jaded Pinside can get. Steve and Dwight delivered a great, fun, fast game.
I think it was a number of things - Folks wanted to hate on a Stern because of past play field issues, BM code, the rising costs, the greed of the SLE, etc., so stuff was simmering.
SW was not packed with stuff and did not seem super awesome upon reveal and the hate was released. I noticed a lot of folks who never liked stern games anyway came out of the woodwork and felt good by adding more hate for the game. It was like their time to finally speak and vent.
The way the posts went, if you don’t like SW post 20+ times and if you like it post once. I saw a post from a guy who said Stern destroyed pinball. Another guy was non stop about how he hated SW and was like that for months after delivery and then he mentioned in a post he never actuality played it?! It was kind of over the top. Like you had to pick a side or something?? So stupid - it is just pinball folks.
So I think it is hard to eat some crow after and say - “you know what SW is good”, after someone bashed it previously. The tie fighter button, moving the multiplier and blinding speed are totally different and maddening at times, but I love it. All the owners of the game I know really dig their pins.
I was worried with all the negativity but am glad I stayed with my LE. No regrets. None. Hope you all enjoy yours!