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Humble Bundle Weekly = Pinball FX

#11WyzeGyePosted 11/21/2013 12:58:43 PM
Good buy for a buck... this is the same people that made Zen Pinball, right?

either way, I love pinball.
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#12KillerTrufflePosted 11/21/2013 1:01:11 PM
protools1983 posted...
I never got the appeal of Pinball as a software.


A whole lot of people don't have space for a full-sized pinball machine, or the money for it. $6 for like 20 pinball tables, as opposed to several thousands of dollars (and the mansion to fit them all) makes sense for the poorer among us who enjoy pinball.
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#13WyzeGyePosted 11/21/2013 1:02:04 PM
Watching Benheck make his table makes me want to make one for myself... though i have no room to build it, let alone keep it.
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#14arleasPosted 11/21/2013 1:42:21 PM
From: xanthan1 | #003
Well depending on the game its either to allow gimmicks that would be too costly, outright impossible, or otherwise impractical to mass produce in real life



This pretty much sums up the Pinball FX2 line... Most everything I've seen in those games involves weird stuff that would be way too costly if they tried to make machinery to do it.

or to allow people to play accurate reconstructions of old pinball tables they're unlikely to actually find in real life.


And that's the Pinball Arcade series in a nutshell... reproducing pinball machines that had a production run of maybe 10 or 20 thousand machines total, and you'd only be able to find one in a museum these days.

I've got the Pinball FX2 series (most of them) on Steam... only missing the newer ones... though with pinball FX2 I find it to be pretty hit or miss... some are great, and some are downright annoying to play. In any case, I already have all the pinball they're offering :( I forwarded this to a friend who missed out last time they were on sale though...
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#15JKatarnPosted 11/21/2013 4:10:04 PM
Thanks for the heads up! Oh, FYI to anyone having flipper lag and/or performance issues with an Nvidia card and reflections - setting up a custom profile for the game and setting
"pre-rendered/render ahead" frames to "1" fixed both issues for me.
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#16cody4783Posted 11/21/2013 4:20:31 PM
Easily worth the $10 I threw at it (And honestly more, but alas). I actually just randomly jumped on the game and bought $13 or so worth of tables a month ago and shortly after saw the "Leaked" database files about this bundle coming up. So it's a win-win.


Yeah, it's not an "Authentic" or "True to real-world" pinball game--And that's honestly what I like about it. Realistic pinball is awesome, but when you're not actually standing in front of a machine and pushing buttons physically attached to the flippers, "realism" can get a tad dull. Being able to have 15+ tables and a game that goes *beyond* the bounds of realism keeps it interesting.
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#17akuma634Posted 11/21/2013 4:38:33 PM
protools1983 posted...
I never got the appeal of Pinball as a software.


Pinball Arcade is the only time where I've seen it done right. They buy real machines and put in devices to motion capture the machine so the videogame will have all the physics of the real machine and be a perfect digital version of the real thing. Pinball FX feels too much like a videogame trying to be pinball, like the tables are way too small and full of game digital effects that are nice but it doesn't feel authentic. It's with Pinball Arcade where these machines are living on in the digital age while the machines become more scarce since they require so much maintenance to keep running.
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#18KillerTrufflePosted 11/21/2013 5:04:48 PM
Are any of the $6 or more sets actually worth the $6? Just in terms of fun, obviously - I know they're not realistic.
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#19arleasPosted 11/21/2013 5:41:24 PM
From: KillerTruffle | #018
Are any of the $6 or more sets actually worth the $6?


http://store.steampowered.com/app/226993/

This one isn't that bad (the avengers chronicles pack).

I'm not a fan of the star wars tables (at least the three in the star wars pack), but they're OK.

The spiderman table in the other Marvel pack isn't bad.... the wolverine table is annoying to listen to (Bub! Bub! Bub! Bub!) The rest I think are kinda "meh".

BUT... for $6 it's hard to say no...
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#20arleasPosted 11/27/2013 12:10:26 PM
Less than 24 hours left to get this bundle.... This reminder courtesy of http://www.gamefaqs.com/users/Steamster/
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