Just checked if it's really not just me,... it isn't. Seems to be the whole Country...
You can't buy Willy Wonka new on DVD (but it exists at least) and it isn't available at all on BluRay, that's how popular the movie is around here.
And no, I'm not poo-pooing over the game. Looking Forward to it, only not as much as most else here.
But yeah, if I can I stay up till 2Am to watch the reveal.
Is there a Thread missing? - Listened to the latest Podcast "thing". He's kinda overdoing it, I'm allready getting annoyed.
If this game doesn't cook dinner, walk my dogs and whatnot I can only be diappointed.
Quoted from usandthem:
So, when Kaneda spouted off about it not being like anything you've ever seen before and blowing everything away for essentially all of eternity, what exactly did he mean by that?
Only Pinball game riding in a Dodge Demon?
Game looks nice. JJP is definately not cheapskating and I wish Stern would pack as much cool stuff in their games. But without any relation to the license Wonka seems less interresting than Dialed In to me.
"You'll never want to play any other game ever again!" - K
Yeah, right... -_-;
I think everyone set expecrations so high (10.000 Viewers!!!) this game can't possibly deliver.
Standard model only has the title on the cab and backglass an no pic of Gene Wilder whatsoever?!
Allow me an uneducated synopsis:
Willy Wonka is a game as great as Dialed In! but it's a license K likes, so it is the best game evarr and the resurgence of the "a dark day for Stern" thread (also featured by Special When Lit) since this will change EVERYTHING forever to come (while I see 'just' JJP5)!!!
Is this about right?
Another statement pops to mind...
"One couldn't find anything to criticize in this game"
I think we have proven the opposite.
- Again: I'm sure the game shoots great. I just hate all the hype media (wich was not only K) and myself for remotely believing this BS at the moment.
Quoted from singapore_pin:
Talking about the premium. You can’t compare a stern pro with a jjp. That’s blasphemy.
However, thanks for pointing out. Will edit my previous post
In direct comparison a Stern Premium falls flat featurewise, noone denies that.
But the entry level tier is important for location gameplay and people who want a new game but don't want afford a premium pricetag.
Quoted from flynnibus:
It just shows how eager people are to believe anything. It was 100% marketing from the start... but it was what people WANTED to hear as well.. that’s the formula for easy buyin.
The fact people look to these folks as beacons still blows my mind.
They should be setting up a mega church and start cashing in... because clearly there are many ready to buy anything they say.
Yes and no.
By way overhyping it he game can't even come close to deliver on all of that.
Now that I've slept over it:
The hype couldn't ever live up (as estimated), game looks fun.
Not fun enough for me to get over that license (I'd prefer Dialed In!).
Yes, JJP packs their playfield and Sterns look bare.
But could we plz get something more in the middleground (like AP)?
I mean 7 or 8 magnets in Willy Wonka?
1) Stern needs a competitor in the Pro price range as well.
2) JJP needs to broaden their audience themewise as well. This is basically just JJP5, wich is a crossover between WoZ and DI.
Seeing all this stuff, "The incredible Machine" seems to be the ideal license for Pat Lawlor.
Or "Lego - Great Ball Contraption" (this is a thing, google it).
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