Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Land of many wives
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I can't understand all the love for Pinball FX. After playing William's Pinball Hall of Fame, FX seemed like a complete joke. HoF gave me classics that I played again and again for hundreds upon hundreds of hours in my youth; the details, gameplay, and physics of each and every table were 100% spot-on...including some of the wonky things that would/could happen on those tables from time to time.
FX, on the other hand, offered me absolutely nothing realistic at all, in any way whatsoever. Poorly designed tables, horrible physics, waaaaaaayyy too steep of a slope, etc. I always appreciate any attempt to (re)introduce pinball to the console crowd, but FX failed in so many ways. Don't get me wrong, the tables can definitely be fun, but to say that they represent anything near realistic is positively absurd.
It appears that Pinball Arcade is far more like HoF than FX. That's a GREAT thing, imo.