Quoted from greenhornet:
the merit of my post was not meant to rest on who made the game. the poster who posed the original question specified Stern as a manufacturer and was immediately countered by Stern's recent lack of QC and desire to cut BOM. I only brought up JJP so as to eliminate those arguments as concerns, which were irrelevant to the actual position which was:
There is an imbalance of support from the homebrew/P-ROC community in this thread compared to threads discussing other NIB/upcoming titles. if this exact game was not designed by Scott Danesi and thus had no connection to the homebrew/P-ROC community, but instead was an in house design by a reputable manufacturer would it be as well recvd?
ive seen people who have played it. several hours of streams. from the reactions its hard to tell if they are excited/having fun. watched the dead flip entourage feeds playing TNA - witnessed more frustration than anything. Watched the 2hrs+ of video from SFGE and didn't see many people walking away from TNA with smiles on their faces (if that's a valid indication of enjoyment) - but of course they are playing a whitewood. In all fairness, few walked away from Houdini with a smile on their face on the 2hrs of coverage from that same show - and that game had a pf/cabinet art package.
I see the point you are trying to make. I have a few counter thoughts. Not being a home brew person or friend of Scott. Played TNA a few times at MGC and got to have a nice talk to Scott.
1-this game wouldn't be built if Scott and Spooky didn't do it. The world is full of what ifs. This is what happened and if the community supporting the underdog (theme of every other popular movie) got us a great game. A big plus for us spooky and Scott.
2-I heard the same feed and expo comments about GB. I was being told it was going to tank etc. and I think the sales on that one exceeded the original "people are not having fun" comments.
Although it's good to theorize. This gets us no where on learning more about the game and its production. What a game specific forum is for. ...
Anyone have any thoughts on the option for a direct art print cabinet. The Proto is supposed to be unreal. I would love to see it in person.
Here's another one.
Hey spooky, Scott. Can you comment on playfeild support railes? Will there be two or one or none?
Another game related. I noticed they changed the color of the reactor led readout.