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Great looking tables, fine gameplay, but very poor progression blocker "credit" system
on 21 October 2014
I bought this as a present to my dad. Unfortunately, the game is not all that great when you play it for a long time.
Basically, all of the tables, they look fantastic, can't fault that. But it has a "credit" system, which is disturbingly similar to a free to play game - you are only allowed to play certain tables for no credits, and you earn them by playing. But you don't earn too many at a time, and when you go to play a table that needs them, you can't usually play it for very long and you're back to playing the same table or two again. This doesn't make sense for a pinball game which in general invites casual play.
If you're going to faithfully reproduce tables like this, I don't understand why you would not just allow the player to choose what they want to play at any time - Pinball Dreams, one of the first more realistic pinball games way back in the day, didn't make you do stuff like that, it just let you play - as it should.
I don't have too much of an opinion either way (I don't mind having to unlock some things) but I think the system is flawed and the person receiving this game was very put off by it!