I had a Martel value this morning for over 100M (mode totalled out just under 200) after completing it very very quickly. A couple quick shots with a loop pass and then the center ramp. So Martel seems to be greatly dependant on timing.
This game (LE version) is really confounding me. I know one of my shortcomings is I’m very bad with complicated rulesets (took me a month to figure out TSPP when I owned one) but I can’t for the life of me gather what I should be doing and when. What strategies are you guys using? I’ve mostly just been trying to complete modes (using Martel) and take blackwater as I can get it but the best scores I’ve managed are in the 1Bs. If I go for playfield X I always lose my ball with no points (outlanes, see below) and hitting combos I’m useless at, I’m not someone who ever hits things on the fly if I can help it. That may be having a pretty big impact on my scores and adding to my frustration with the game.
I’m also having a ton of playability issues with this thing… most notably, this is the drainiest outlane game I own right now. I feel far better about my chances nudging off the wire guides on the left side of future spa. I’ve moved the posts to the middle position with only minimal improvement. I’ve played other GOT (pro) games that were not nearly this bad. Nudging balls off the sling or lane posts will typically bounce them up and then they curl back to the right or left. It takes a huge move to bounce a ball all the way out of the outlane area. It’s pretty weird actually.
At the risk of further whinging, I’ll leave out the list of mechanical features that barely work or work poorly but should mention that I’ve noticed taking a warning when LOL is lit will drain the ball without plunging a new one AND take away the LOL for the next ball. Hopefully that gets fixed in a software update.