(Topic ID: 256665)

Would you buy Keith Elwin's next game regardless of the theme?


By HighProtein

79 days ago



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#1 79 days ago

Would you buy Keith Elwin's next game regardless of the theme?

This question is posed to those that have bought both of his first two machines.
I would've bought Iron Maiden but others did for location locally.
I got Jurassic Park and it's been a blast of a game and a hit earnings wise.

#4 79 days ago

Only if its a limited run topper @ 7fiddy plus shipping....

#5 79 days ago

No, That's the most important thing for me. I may play games on site with themes I can't get into or downright dislike but in my home? no way.

#6 79 days ago

No, but I would buy Spooky's next game sight unseen.

#7 79 days ago

His designs are awesome, no doubt about it. But Theme is very important to me and plays a huge factor in my purchases.

#8 79 days ago

Regardless is absolute ... but more than likely. I bought IM despite hating the theme. I’ve slowly been retheming it.

#9 79 days ago

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Justin Bieber: The Belieber
Downton Abbey

#10 79 days ago
Quoted from Coindork:

No, but I would buy Spooky's next game sight unseen.

Hope it isn't a Marilyn Manson re-theme of R. Zombie...

#11 79 days ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Hope it isn't a Marilyn Manson re-theme of R. Zombie...

I would actually be down for that, even though I'm pretty sure it's not that.
To each their own.

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#12 79 days ago

this is piss poor advice for anyone. Never ever buy a game site unseen, based on just who designed it, who programmed it, or what the theme is. Play it extensively first under all circumstances.

#13 79 days ago

No way. What if it's Pokemon, or Frozen? You never know.

#14 79 days ago

No I usually buy based on theme and if it's a good game.

#15 79 days ago

No. Theme still matters. Didn't and won't ever buy IM, but would love to buy a JP.

#16 79 days ago

Jurassic Park theme does nothing for me, but I love the game. So, probably yes

#17 79 days ago

Hey there...cool your jets big boy

#18 79 days ago

A question that cannot be answered for another year+

#19 79 days ago

absolutely not.

#20 79 days ago

Never, on the off chance the theme is lame or worse, the game is loaded with plastic ramps! Save the environment, ban plastic ramps!

#21 79 days ago

Yes, i would!

#22 79 days ago

Probably - he's the best designer right now. Team him up with Tim Sexton on code and you've got a guaranteed fun machine regardless of theme. I mean I bought Iron Maiden which is super fun with what I consider a super weak theme for my tastes.

#23 79 days ago

I feel Keith is hitting home runs from the design phase. I buy every game always so the answer is yes. I think Keith is really pushing the designs in a direction we can all be excited about. Some very unique layouts and using more of the playfield for meaningful shots than any other current designer. It is amazing to hear casuals come to me and say, "when is the dude that did maiden and JP making another game?" Pretty awesome that they notice how cool the games are and they know zero other designers.

#24 79 days ago

Totally agree that his designs are fresh and fun to shoot but theme is important, so no. I am also looking forward to playing what Brian Eddy has been working on.

#25 79 days ago

Bump,NorCalRealtor!!! NO!!!

#26 79 days ago

I probably would at this point. Dude is crushing it.

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#27 79 days ago

I guess the answer is no - as I'm not buying JP2 at this point. I LOVE IMDN and was expecting to get JP, but something fell flat with it for me on arrival. I guess it's the theme, or maybe just their execution of it. I'm hoping maybe after its fully finished code wise maybe something will click...

I'd say having KMFE on design is a major, major selling point, but it's not quite enough on its own and theme and theme integration can be the deciding factor for sure...

Most excited to see Eddy's pin finally at this point - hope it's soon.

#28 79 days ago

In Keith I trust, but Stern quality...they need to convince me first.

So until then, hard pass on owning, but his games will get most of my quarters on location.

#29 79 days ago

No, but only because these things are so damn expensive. It’s pretty clear he’s revolutionising game design. Man the other Stern guys are either in awe or they hate him, lol

#30 78 days ago
Quoted from PinKopf:

I guess the answer is no - as I'm not buying JP2 at this point. I LOVE IMDN and was expecting to get JP, but something feel flat with that me on arrival. I guess it's the theme, or maybe just their execution of it. I'm hoping maybe after its fully finished code wise maybe something will click...
I'd say having KMFE on design is a major, major selling point, but it's not quite enough on its own and theme and theme integration can be the deciding factor for sure...
Most excited to see Eddy's pin finally at this point - hope it's soon.

Keith is knocking it out of the park at the moment.

But he can't do everything and whilst JP is a brilliant game, I am not blown away by the sound package.

With prices as they are, everything has to be good to pull the trigger on a NIB.

#31 78 days ago

Keith has that rare gift of vision and grace and depth in his designs. A true design genius IMO.

That said, theme matters. Like others have said, especially at current prices for NIB.

He won't get them, but too bad he didn't get Led Zeppelin or Stranger Things (assuming Stern will make these).

Mr. Elwin should be served an A+ licensed property, IMO, for his next design.

#32 78 days ago

i would say no. his games are good and all, but i don't think JP is the best thing ever. Its good and all, but the newness factor has everyone salivating over it. I guess it depends on the theme of what he makes. Personally, i think george gomez makes the best games.

#33 78 days ago

I know for sure that I will thoroughly enjoy Keith's next game, regardless of the theme.

#34 78 days ago

I won't buy his second game based on theme, so the answer for the third is: No. Jurassic Park is fun to shoot, and if I want to play one fortunately there are a bunch on location here. I just flat out don't care for the theme, I've never read a JP book or seen any of the movies, so there is no way I would put one in my house.

#35 78 days ago
Quoted from beergut666:

I won't buy his second game based on theme, so the answer for the third is: No. Jurassic Park is fun to shoot, and if I want to play one fortunately there are a bunch on location here. I just flat out don't care for the theme, I've never read a JP book or seen any of the movies, so there is no way I would put one in my house.

why would that stop you? if it's a good game who cares what the theme is? Good layout, great rules means a great game. I never listened to Iron Maiden before. Always enjoyed their posters but never heard them until the machine came out. The machine blew me away so much with layout and rules, i had to get one. Once you find yourself going to a specific machine every time you see it, it might be time to buy that machine.

#36 78 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

why would that stop you? if it's a good game who cares what the theme is? Good layout, great rules means a great game. I never listened to Iron Maiden before. Always enjoyed their posters but never heard them until the machine came out. The machine blew me away so much with layout and rules, i had to get one. Once you find yourself going to a specific machine every time you see it, it might be time to buy that machine.

Until I have more space, theme is going to be one of the deciding factors in what I put into my house. I don't like Jurassic Park, or anything dinosaur related really, therefore it does not matter the caliber of the game. I've had NIB money sitting here for over a year now, and nothing has really hit on all cylinders for me yet, and none of the rumored upcoming games really interest me so at this point I'm just waiting for the right deal on a good used game that also happens to be something I wouldn't mind keeping around for a while.

#37 78 days ago

if you base your purchases on theme only, you are going to be disappointed many times over. There are so many games that have great themes but just terrible games, and crappy themed games, that are phenomenal.

#38 78 days ago

Nope. Don’t buy nothin I haven’t seen and played. And can be produced on schedule.

#39 78 days ago

No. I don't own his first two games because of their themes.

#40 78 days ago

No, because even the very best at something can make the occasional double-bogey.

#41 78 days ago

the fact i had to look up who he was covers the question but im certain that buying *any* game without inspecting and playing it is foolish.

#42 78 days ago

Seriously??? NO !

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#43 52 days ago

I just want to reiterate: the correct answer to this is an emphatic YES.

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#44 51 days ago

If it wasn't a Stern? Maybe.

#45 51 days ago

It would depend on all the other factors of the game. Layout, features/toys, code, art, and overall fun factor.

I own IMDN and JP2, and both are awesome. He's certainly my favorite designer right now.

#46 51 days ago

I love Maiden and plan to JP if Stern could get their shit straight.

I think he is my new go to designer.

As long as they don’t put Lonnie on the code I would be in.

#47 51 days ago

I don’t think Keith would really accept a crappy theme. I think he’s shown that he can do the big licenses now. Even JP is a big license with its limited assets

#48 51 days ago

Did he quit Stern and go somewhere else? Then no.

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