I'm one of the few people here who actually realized the 90s Williams games were magic WHILE cast under the spell of the magic!!!
When I was in college, in CLemson, SC, in 1995, putting money in TOM, CFTBL, and TAF for a semester, I swear on my balls I paused more than once and said to myself - probably right after Thing grabbed the ball, or I activated the hologram for the first time - "Wow...this is the golden age of pinball. I'm currently living through it!!!"
I shit you not. I had really started following pinball around High Speed / Cyclone, and loved those games, and couldn't believe how good they had gotten by this time.
WHere am I going with this? Jpop sucks and his games are mostly terribly overrated by the modern crowd. And whether or not you think CV or TOTAN is as good as pinball gets, RAZA was, is, and always will be an awful attempt at...something. Magic it ain't.