Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings
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Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
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Jan 30, 2015I've been a fan of pinball sims since the PS one, so it's really nice to have a sim like this with graphics detailed enough to reallyI've been a fan of pinball sims since the PS one, so it's really nice to have a sim like this with graphics detailed enough to really represent the tables. I played a lot of real pinball in my youth, and I've played a number of these tables in real life. While I can't say that the tables are "perfect" (who could), I feel that this is an excellent representation of pinball. With a pinball sim it's all about ball physics, and TPA seems to get this right. The balls seem to have the right weight and feel on the flippers, and my rudimentary set of pinball flipper moves work just fine.
My only issues with this game are DLC related. The base game gives you 4 tables for $9.99, which isn't a bad deal at all, considering that these tables are complex and each represents many hours of gameplay to master them (if that's really possible - I've been playing pinball for years and I've only ever progressed to being perhaps slightly above mediocre).
Beyond the original 4 tables you can buy individual tables for anywhere from $4.99 - $7.99, which some double table packs in the same range; or you can choose an entire "season" for $29.99, or $39.99 for the "pro pack", which I think allows you to tinker with the tables' settings more. There are several seasons available, and each seems to contain 15-20 tables. Now, that's a LOT of content for $30, but still, I don't like the $10 bump to get the pro pack - partly because I don't know if I really need/want the pro features, or not.
So, as you can see, a $10 game can become very expensive very quickly if you desire to increase your collection of tables. But then again, $30 for 15+ tables isn't a bad deal at all if you think about it.
I guess what I want is for more pack variations (half season? I don't know) and for them to ditch the regular vs. pro packages, and just have it so that if you buy a table you get all the features for that table.
However, this is a great game. It's fun to sit and learn a table (and many are very complicated) and see your scores improve. If you care about pinball, this is a great game.… Full Review »