Wooo, apparently you can clear your hdd's cache and the Pinball FX 2 shirt finally works (props goes to xbox.com forums).
How do you clear the HDD cache?
How are people getting such high scores in this game? I just smack the pinball around and hope for something to happen. I also look at all the achievements and have no idea what they mean. Even the ones I do unlock, I don't know how I did it.
One thing that I find helps is, when learning, do NOT skip the little fly by preview of the machines when you first start. In those things you can actually see what the text says on lights and such and it helps you figure the game out. Then I'd say to just play a game and see what happens, and then read through the rules sheet (hit start to pause, then select Help/Options and finally the option to view the rules). Unfortunately the rules there are mostly pretty incomplete, but they can get you started. Also, ask here. I'm sure somebody has figured pretty much everything out.
Also, unlike a real machine, everything behaves 100% the same every time, which isn't a good thing and is my number 1 complaint with all pinball simulations so far, including Pinball Hall of Fame, but if you want a high score you should take advantage of it. I mean, if you hold the ball on a flipper and then make a shot around a loop, for example, if you use the same timing the next time you make the same shot in the same situation, the outcome will be EXACTLY the same. The ball will come out of that loop with exactly the same trajectory, speed and spin. While this is bad, you should take advantage of it if you want a high score. It's not just shots that are exactly the same, but the most obvious example of this are the kickouts. The kickout on Rome, for example, does precisely the same thing every single freakin' time. Try letting the ball bounce off the left flipper. It will go to the right flipper in exactly the same way every time without fail, and your timing for the subsequent shot (or whatever - maybe it's holding the flipper up to catch it) will be exactly the same as a result. The problem here is that the game starts to feel like the same thing over and over and over, especially if your playing games that are lasting a long time, and that's because it IS exactly the same every time! I'm not saying the game isn't fun, because it is, but it could be a lot better if they'd just stop trying to be so perfect. The real world is not perfect and real pinball machines aren't perfect and that's part of what makes them more fun them simulations (I'm not talking about faulty machines, of course.)
Edited by crunchewy, 08 November 2010 - 03:32 PM.