Quoted from lancestorm:
That’d be great if Stern had a history of maturing code. If lots are turning their backs then Stern is off to the next game. Ask Wrestlemania, Ghostbusters, etc
Let's be real. Stern has matured code for a LOT of games: Batman '66 (disaster at launch, great after 2.5 years), Walking Dead (disaster at launch, great once Lyman blew it up), Deadpool, Game of Thrones (the game that made me love Dwight's pre-Munsters brain), Ghostbusters (the update Dwight and company FINALLY did was very good), KISS, etc...it's not all of them. But in general, if it's a Lonnie code production, it's going to be sloppy and unpolished for all time unless he has an experienced hand come in later to help him finish up. That's why I tend to avoid immature Lonnie releases because it's 25/75 as to whether they'll ever be finished let alone polished. I'm not interested in paying thousands to hold Lonnie's hand while he struggles through his career.
Surprise! Stranger Things is Lonnie.
I really think they should retheme WWE with Stern programmers and personalities instead of wrestlers and pack it with in-jokes. Save it with comedy and blow out the stock clogging the dark corners of Stern distributor's warehouses that's never selling otherwise. Give people that were suckered into buying the Stern 30th Kickstarter book a discount and have their names as hidden callouts in the code as an apology for leaving them hanging. There's PLENTY of Stern material with employees and in-jokes (and they could make fun of competitors, too) if the people have a sense of humor, and fans would eat it up, especially at shows.