Quoted from denmark71:
Im looking to add another new stern to my new collection. There isn't a TWD near for me to try, but the game looks really good. Ive played Star Trek with early code and liked it. I really can't decide which game to get. Any opinions? I currently have the following in my lineup: AC/DC Luci, Metallica Pro, Iron Man VE, and am picking up a nice Dirty Harry. Anybody have any comparisons between the two games in question?
Thanks for your input
I've played both of them at a few shows and at a place near me. While I really like the show (Walking Dead) -- I didn't really have a great time playing the machine.
Star Trek reminded me a little bit of Attack from Mars in ramp layout and center toy. Not super difficult to step up and play but plenty of challenge can be found to chain flows off the ramps. The latest code is a major improvement from release, anything they do at this point is extra credit in my opinion.
TWD's layout didn't jive with me. The voice talent used I hear pinsiders gripe about didn't bother me at all.
My summary of TWD was that it was boring, probably wouldn't keep my attention in the rec room but I am definitely in the minority in that opinion.
The last show I was at had three Walking Dead Machines (1 in the tournament room, 1 on the floor and one as a fundraiser) -- They all stayed quite busy, even with repeat players. Moreso, than the STLE on the floor, in fact. (Though the STLE did get plenty of play)
I went home and bought the ST Premium after the show. That being said, if you are going between two machines I really recommend that you look at a road trip to find them both and put some quarters in. Gotta be some Walking Dead's in your area to play.
At the end of the day, I went to the last show strictly with this in mind: Play everything, rank for future purchase. Good luck in your hunt, that's part of the fun!