I though the whole ethos of The Pinball Arcade was to digitise exact replications of real life pinball tables for future generations to enjoy!!, sure changing a table to side step licensing agreements goes against this.
To be fair if they have to remove stuff from a table that, thus taking away what makes that table special then whats the point!!!?
Rather get a modified WCS94 any day of the week than another Gotlieb table!
The layout and rules are still good/fun. It would just lose a bit of its charm if all licensed material was just flat out removed. First I guess we should wait and see if it is WCS 94 and then see what if any changes are made. Could be as minor as Addams Family, where you don't even feel them.
Do you feel Addams Family is that worse off without fester? I get what you are saying but between getting a modified Addams family and not getting it at all, guess what most want?
It's pretty obvious we are getting WCS'94 however they've also added a hint that it's a modified version. See the guy's arm? Why the heck put a patch on that pic unless it's to hint this is a patched, therefore modified version? I also wonder if the drunk bubbles are also a hint on future table like Fathom? (that's a reach though).
Everyone need not assume the worse. I think changing a few graphics here and there isn't the end of the world as this was such a big license that I was pretty sure it was unattainable like the Simpsons or Disney-owned characters are. IF that helps us get it like the Fester change I'm all for it.
If I have an area of concern it's the DMD itself and the call-outs. If I recall I think the DMD is fairly safe outside the title screen but I haven't played WCS '94 in a while so can't really remember if there's a lot of licensed themed call-outs? For the backglass, well if they supported a pincab I'd be more concerned as the backglass is more prevalent but... they don't, so I've moved on.
This whole post is a reach. You wanna know why?
This was found literally less than a minute after doing a Google image search for "drunk clipart". They literally just took this image, pasted a soccer ball over the head, and changed the text. Mystery solved.
The point I'm trying to get to is, please don't let wild conspiracy theories with little to no evidence to back them up ruin the fact that we're getting easily the best table in well over a year.
Look, they got both the commentators' voices for Indy 500, right? So that's one thing to consider.
Err its going to lose a lot more than a 'bit' of its charm as im guessing Tim Kitzrow's voice samples wont be in the table either
If that's the case, I would rather have Gottlieb's World Challenge Soccer then a brutally altered World Cup Soccer