The way i see microgaming at this moment frankly is quantity that works directly against quality.
They make few new games per month and they already have more than 350 slots but how many of those are both fun to play and descently giving at the same (or generally well rounded up)?
To tell the truth, they arent even bad, its just that we know of much better
At this moment i would still rather play Atomic 8's than Great Griffin, even with the fact that Atomic 8's is dull as hell in mind, i simply choose to have more hits rather than having 20+ empty spins.
Take a look at The Hulk slot (playtech) for exapmple. It has everything, wild that expands across 3 of 5 reels, a very good bonus game, nice free spins
, even a 4 random progressive jackpots. And i still never had more than 4-5 empty spins. On the other hand i had 24 empty spins on IR which is a 243 way slot, and getting those 3 scatters seems like a mission impossible to me (got them finally on a bingo site from sign up free spins).
So having features is definitly a demand on video slots, but as long as you can see them in game often enough. Their simple presence in paytable doesnt distiguish that slot from another that doesnt have it