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(Topic ID: 187817)


By jrawlinson_2000

3 years ago

Topic Stats

  • 36 posts
  • 28 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by dzoomer
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


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Topic poll

“TWD Premium vs AFMr (SE)”

  • TWD 45 votes
  • AFMr 42 votes
  • Sod it, get an Alien! 5 votes

(92 votes)

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#13 3 years ago

Here's my advice having no memory of playing AFMR. Seriously.

AFMR is well loved and often compared to MM. I have a TWD LE and an MMR; I love both of them (and they each have their strengths). So, I definitely want to add an AFMR to my collection at some point, and expect it to be a great game like MMR has been to me.

Deciding between the two, TWD LE/Prem is my favorite at this time. And here's the high-level why. TWD LE/Prem for me is a more challenging game, plus there is more code depth and epic coding. It ends up more fun to play (I play it more often) and there are more modes to explore, each with great depth and variety as well. MMR (and I'd expect AFMR) as an overall package is great (super great), but it's more repetitive in the play style and not as deep. MMR is also a longer playing game for me and I prefer the shorter game times and more challenging nature of TWD. TWD made me a better player, which was cool, and all my other games aren't as difficult now.

IMO, both TWD and AFMR are great pins, each with particular strengths. I'd love to have both in my collection, each for different reasons as well as for the variety they have between each other. I've explained what my preferences are and how that led to my choice, so you can compare to what you prefer and want. I happily acknowledge that personal preferences can often be different.

#36 3 years ago

If you look at the overall weight of evidence, by a large margin most people prefer the TWD Prem/LE over the Pro. It's seen in the reviews, top 100 list, forum posts, and with friends. The TWD Prem/LE is one of the most added feature-rich Prem/LE machines out there from Stern over the pro. There are even more differences than T7 mentioned. I've seen notably more than 10-to-one happy upgraders versus downgraders. But people are infinitely variable and by all means there are some who prefer the Pro version (be it for price, a hate for bash toys, the smoothness of one ramp [seriously], etc). It just so happens that for the TWD Pro, on Pinside there is a very vocal presence from a few.

OP, both TWD versions are great games. By all means buy the Pro if you want or prefer it. It should be about what you want and prefer. The TWD Prem/LE already has its reputation solidly cemented in greatness. And buying a Pro keeps the Prem/LE version more rare, which is a win win.

Rai has a history dumping on the TWD Prem/LE and even its owners (which should be a big red flag). He pumps the Pro hard in every thread about TWD out there, even going to threads specifically about the Prem/LE to talk about it... . He also mentions he hasn't played much of the Prem/LE version.

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