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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Pyrii View Post
    Lol, Hasbro would just looooove that idea. Zen would also probably make a killing, but as I said above, given Zen's recent offerings, I wouldn't hold much hope that any licensed or original table will be amazing.

    I don't mind having Marvel tables, it's just that NOW most of the tables in Zen Pinball are Marvel tables. And clearly from the cries here, people want something else.

    I think Zen have clearly run out of ideas for boards with the Marvel series and should focus on something different for awhile.

    Again, I can only base this on the demos of the tables, it's not my fault that Zen have really short time limits on them.
    Run out of ideas? How can you, with millions of comics? It's not that, its just that we don't know what's in the contract between Zen and Marvel. There might be a certain number of tables that were supposed to be produced, who knows. Anyways, like others have said in this thread, Zen has 12 non-Marvel tables in the works, so there's nothing to fret about, really.

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  • Pyrii
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    Originally posted by Dorktron2000 View Post
    Perhaps a My Little Pony license would whet your appetite.
    Lol, Hasbro would just looooove that idea. Zen would also probably make a killing, but as I said above, given Zen's recent offerings, I wouldn't hold much hope that any licensed or original table will be amazing.

    I don't mind having Marvel tables, it's just that NOW most of the tables in Zen Pinball are Marvel tables. And clearly from the cries here, people want something else.

    I think Zen have clearly run out of ideas for boards with the Marvel series and should focus on something different for awhile.

    Again, I can only base this on the demos of the tables, it's not my fault that Zen have really short time limits on them.

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Dorktron2000 View Post
    Perhaps a My Little Pony license would whet your appetite.
    I'd totally buy it just to show my sister if anything, but I'm sure I'd actually play it too

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  • Dorktron2000
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    Originally posted by Rafie View Post
    I'll buy them. No matter what license it is.
    Perhaps a My Little Pony license would whet your appetite.

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  • Rafie
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    Originally posted by snakeman07 View Post
    All I can tell you is to give them a chance. You don't have to be a fan of comics/superheroes to enjoy them.
    +1 I really don't see why some people don't like the Marvel tables. I can't get enough of them. As long as Zen makes them, I'll buy them. No matter what license it is.

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  • Dorktron2000
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    Originally posted by Pyrii View Post
    Moon Knight feels the same way, very bland.
    I thought that too after a few plays. Then I really got into it and the table has some surprises. And Pinball Arcade sucks. Stay away.

    Try Infinity Gauntlet.
    Last edited by Dorktron2000; 11-21-2012, 09:46 PM.

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  • Pyrii
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    Originally posted by snakeman07 View Post
    +1, what tables did you really try? I'm guessing WWH, dat ramp-fest lmao
    Actually I just tried that now lol. In one hole, out the other. Nah what I meant was tables which are just basically a semicircle of ramps and targets with characters jumping around. PvZ fits in here too. Moon Knight feels the same way, very bland.

    imo, the "Original Pack" is the best of them. ANd yet the 2 lone boards (CA and FF) that cost more are the ones I like the least XD

    I admit that the theme does play a part for me a bit, there's not point playing a board where you're not actually interested in what you're doing. Tis why "Hero Quest" gets a big no for me, because the VO and theme just annoy me. And being not only British and female, Marvel is almost completely irrelevant to me XD


    I also got bored and tried "Pinball Arcade". That didn't last long.

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  • parathod
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    I like the Marvel tables, but agree that Zen really needs to get more non-Marvel tables out soon. That said, I'm real excited for the Doctor Strange table. If Zen could focus on more obscure characters like Sub-Mariner or Howard the Duck, I'd appreciate the variety and I think sales would actually increase. At this point, they probably captured all the Iron Man and Captain America fans they can.

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Dorktron2000 View Post
    I do agree that their original tables are more fun. But I also wouldn't categorize all the Marvel tables and "ramp-fests" but there are a few. Like I said before, Blade and Infinity Gauntlet are both impressive with diverse missions. Additionally, Avengers, Civil War, Fear Itself, and Moon Knight have some interesting aspects.
    +1, what tables did you really try? I'm guessing WWH, dat ramp-fest lmao

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  • Dorktron2000
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    Originally posted by Pyrii View Post
    Actually, after making that post I went and played some of the tables. I admit I was rather disappointed, they just seemed to be ramp-fests with animated characters, which indicates where most of the work went. Maybe it was because the time limits for the demos are ridiculously short, but I wasn't really interested in most of them. "Fear Itself" and "Iron Man" seemed interesting, but they were again is part of pack, so making me pay £8 for each table.

    FF especially, rows of ramps and targets and no real feedback on what I was doing. It seems when Zen is forced to do something original is when their best tables come out imo.
    I do agree that their original tables are more fun. But I also wouldn't categorize all the Marvel tables as "ramp-fests" but there are a few. Like I said before, Blade and Infinity Gauntlet are both impressive with diverse missions. Additionally, Avengers, Civil War, Fear Itself, and Moon Knight have some interesting aspects.
    Last edited by Dorktron2000; 11-21-2012, 09:10 PM.

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  • Pyrii
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    Originally posted by Dorktron2000 View Post
    Agreed. I have no interest in Marvel but I find most of the tables to be quite awesome, especially Blade and Infinity Gauntlet.
    Actually, after making that post I went and played some of the tables. I admit I was rather disappointed, they just seemed to be ramp-fests with animated characters, which indicates where most of the work went. Maybe it was because the time limits for the demos are ridiculously short, but I wasn't really interested in most of them. "Fear Itself" and "Iron Man" seemed interesting, but they were again is part of pack, so making me pay £8 for each table.

    FF especially, rows of ramps and targets and no real feedback on what I was doing. It seems when Zen is forced to do something original is when their best tables come out imo.

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Engage View Post
    Great topic Thirdrail. I don't know who to quote on this

    Yes, the marvel tables are nice (and i don't like the marvel franchise at all - infact i hate it (no hard feelings i hope), but i sure like zen pinball) So yes, i'd too like to see something new.

    The option to remove demo's and even tables you acquired are essential indeed.
    It would also be great if tables could be re-arranged to ones specific preference/need e.g.
    1 Blade 2 Plants vs zobies 3 sorcerers lair, etc
    The option to organize the tables would be cool.

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  • Engage
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    Great topic Thirdrail. I don't know who to quote on this

    Yes, the marvel tables are nice (and i don't like the marvel franchise at all - infact i hate it (no hard feelings i hope), but i sure like zen pinball) So yes, i'd too like to see something new.

    The option to remove demo's and even tables you acquired are essential indeed.
    It would also be great if tables could be re-arranged to ones specific preference/need e.g.
    1 Blade 2 Plants vs zobies 3 sorcerers lair, etc

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  • Dorktron2000
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    Originally posted by snakeman07 View Post
    All I can tell you is to give them a chance. You don't have to be a fan of comics/superheroes to enjoy them.
    Agreed. I have no interest in Marvel but I find most of the tables to be quite awesome, especially Blade and Infinity Gauntlet.

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  • snakeman07
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    Originally posted by Pyrii View Post
    I'm burnt out with seeing only marvel tables being released time after time. I have no interest in Marvel tables and haven't bought a single one and only demoed a couple when I was bored.

    Hell I'd love the option to hide them from the main menu as they just clutter up the screen and as I said I have NO interest in them, but Zen continue to shove them in my face and I continue to lose interest in Zen.

    Worse still, FF and CA tables cost more than other tables. And other Marvel tables are in "Packs" so if I ever was interested in one table I wouldn't buy it because I'm forced to buy 3 others I wouldn't be interested in.
    All I can tell you is to give them a chance. You don't have to be a fan of comics/superheroes to enjoy them.

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