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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2021, 08:13:39 PM »
Sucks.

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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2021, 08:27:42 PM »
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 sucks? I haven’t yet seen the first episode. Is Kirk Fogg not guest hosting?
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« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2021, 08:28:48 PM »
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 sucks? I haven’t yet seen the first episode. Is Kirk Fogg not guest hosting?
I haven't seen Kirk at all yet.
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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2021, 09:02:02 PM »
Everything about this show reeks of running out of money. I don't like that teams can't lose via Temple Guards, that the Temple seems to only have one correct path, the constant Survivor-like contestant interjections, and the new host seems less invested than Kirk, whom we all know wasn't great.

I like the new Temple room ideas, though.

The blatant Chime sponsorship really soured me more than anything else.

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« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2021, 09:58:38 PM »
Oh, this hurt, but it felt good at the same time.

I like The Moat being longer and having the multi part elements like in a Survivor immunity challenge. The Steps of Knowledge having the original sound effect was great. The Temple’s Rooms are kinda neat (I really love the Crypt of the Heartless idea and I worked a version of that into my Minecraft Legends that I’ve been working on), and the Shrine returning is obviously a win.

However, the Temple Games are cringe. The games on the original were better, and didn’t seem as cheaply made. The second game with throwing the knives at the boxes, you can clearly tell they’re cardboard boxes. The same goes for the plastic bottles in The Moat. The passageways in the Temple seemed to stick, and the Temple Guard’s door in the Shrine pissed me off (it looks just like the door that the guy had just walked through). 11 rooms and they had to enter nearly all of them. The fact that you get 2 Pendants no matter what is awful. If you win the question, you should get a Half Pendant. There’s more, but I wanna rewatch to get the full effect.


In all, I’ll give it a pass ATM, but they have a lot to work on.


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« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2021, 10:38:38 PM »
There were some things I liked about the reboot, but there were other things that I thought weren't as good as the original.

I liked how the reboot started off with the Purple Parrots going to the temple given how they went there the least amount of times in the original.

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« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2021, 10:46:25 PM »
I wouldn't say the reboot sucks. It's only one episode in and I did like some things about it. However, I will say I found the first episode to be underwhelming. I'll start with the negatives.

-As TMH said, I'm not a fan of those contestant interjections. They felt like pace breakers more than anything else. While it's nice to learn more about the contestants, Legends in the past worked really well without the interjections similar to what a lot of reality shows have. These interjections result in episodes being an hour long. I honestly preferred it when Legends was half an hour. It made the episodes more digestible if you get what I mean.

-Each episode will only have four teams of two competing. This first episode saw the exclusion of the Orange Iguanas and the Silver Snakes. However, judging by the second episode promo at the end of this episode, it looks like the Silver Snakes will appear. I wish it stayed at six teams, but that's just my personal preference. This really wasn't too big of a con in my opinion.

-New host Cristela Alonzo's first performance was underwhelming. Echoing what TMH said, she didn't seem that invested, which isn't good at all. I know Kirk took a while to get things going and obviously Cristela could get it going at some point too, but her first episode wasn't all that impressive.

-The way the show told the story with the cartoony looking images looked.....cheesy? I think that's the right word to describe it? I wasn't too big on that. I thought it looked silly. Maybe that's a better word to describe it. I wasn't a fan of that.

-Another thing I didn't like is the fact that temple runs can no longer end via temple guard capture. Yep, another thing that TMH mentioned as being a negative. It was fun watching teams go through the temple and wondering if they would make it to the artifact or get caught by the third temple guard if the team had one or one and a half pendant of life. Now teams are guaranteed to enter the temple with two pendants due to how the temple games work (two games, one pendant earned for each one and if the teams split the games, a tiebreaker determines the winner and it nets them a second pendant). Obviously it would suck if a run ends in capture super early like in Elizabeth I's Golden Ship, but early ends were rare anyway and usually it was the team's fault for letting it happen (*cough* Harriet Tubman run *cough*). I feel like doing it this way with team's being guaranteed two pendants for the temple run kind of ruins the tension, especially when it looks like there's only one set path the team can take to get to the item.

-Did we really need the Chime sponsorship? We already get plenty of those ads on YouTube, so seeing them again here left me feeling annoyed.

Now the positives. I'll just sum it up with this sentence: even though things look different, it's still Legends of the Hidden Temple.

+The Moat was a little different, but it still felt like the moat if you catch my drift. It involved doing multiple things before ringing the gong. The first three teams to succeed move on, the last team is eliminated.

+The Steps of Knowledge are pretty much unchanged and that's fine. No complaints here other than the aforementioned silly looking imagery used to tell the story.

+The Temple Games were fun to watch. It's only two games this time around, but I still found it to be entertaining. Each game was team based and they both had multiple objectives that had to be completed before hitting the button on the gong pedestal. The second game had one team play the game while the other team stood back and watched to see how fast they could complete it. If the second team isn't able to beat the first team's time, then a pendant is awarded to the first team. I thought the temple games were good. I like it.

+The temple has been revamped with some new rooms and I think they're good. Rooms like The Dark Forest, Spider's Lair, and the ever popular Shrine of the Silver Monkey are back, but the new rooms work rather well. I forgot the names already, but one room had the temple runner reach through three skeleton bodies to find a beating heart which must be inserted into a slot to open the door. Another room requires the runner to pull sticks out of a cylinder which drops objects onto the ground. One of them is a jade token and the player must find it and insert it into a slot to advance. Another room has the player finding articles of clothes to put onto a queen mannequin and once all of them are on, the next room opens. I like that the show is trying new things with the rooms and I thought they were good.

+Dee Bradley Baker back as the voice of Olmec! Of course this is a positive.

There are a couple of things I'm indifferent about. One is the lack of Kirk Fogg. I would've loved to see him make an appearance, even if it meant him being a cameo. However, I'm not gonna lose sleep over this. Also, temple runs are now 4 minutes instead of the previous three. I don't know how to feel about that yet, so I'll hold off on judgment here for now.

All in all, not bad. However, it wasn't that impressive. I feel like the cons outweigh the pros, which is a shame. Still, it is the first episode, so things could always improve. At least I hope.
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Re: Legends is coming back!
« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2021, 10:49:40 PM »
Oh yeah, I gotta give a shout-out to the Purple Parrots for making it to the temple on the first episode of the reboot! That put a smile on my face. :)

Too bad they didn't even reach the item in the temple run. They almost had to go through every room, which was brutal, even with the increase in the time limit. The life as a Purple Parrot fan can still be a tough one. :(

Edit: Also, another episode where the item was in the Dark Forest, another episode where it wasn't acquired. We may never see an item be obtained in that room. XD
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« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2021, 11:53:22 PM »
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three. Way too much like a reality show. Which is a shame because it could’ve done well. I feel like it’s trying way too hard to be like other shows. It did keep some of the charm of the old show from the 90’s but it’s going to take some time for me to get used to it. The two pendant thing should be changed because now there is no point in having three temple guards, heck they are better with having no pendants and one guard at that point.


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« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2021, 09:28:24 AM »
The two pendant thing should be changed because now there is no point in having three temple guards, heck they are better with having no pendants and one guard at that point.

That’s what I’m saying. If they split the 2 games, then whoever wins the tiebreaker question get a half pendant and the other half in hidden in the Temple.
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« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2021, 10:09:06 AM »
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three.

CW doesn't often cancel shows after a single season.

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« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2021, 11:17:58 AM »
Yeah… I don’t think this is going to last another season let alone three.

CW doesn't often cancel shows after a single season.

In addition, I believe the first season of the original show didn't get good reviews, yet Nickelodeon still gave it another chance.

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« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2021, 10:56:00 PM »
A couple of things I forgot to mention.

1. The prizes are different here. I forget what the prize was for the team that lost in the temple games (I think it was a good prize), but the losing team in the moat got to keep their team shirt as their prize and the losing team at the steps got some Legends based memorabilia. $2,500 is the prize for getting to the temple, $10,000 for grabbing the item, and $25,000 for bringing it out of the temple in time. Long gone are the days of winning a stupid CD-I Player.

2. The commercials were total pace breakers. There was one in between temple games and one after the second temple guard encounter. The timing with those commercials was really annoying.

3. I didn't think the close-ups of the temple guards once they appeared were necessary.

4. I didn't find the music in this version to be memorable or remarkable.

Also, the ratings for this episode were.....bad. Source: https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/tv-ratings-for-sunday-10th-october-2021.html

282k viewers and a 0.1 18-49 rating. Yikes. I really hope this show gets a second season, but with ratings like that, it might not happen. :(


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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2021, 11:39:34 PM »
A couple of things I forgot to mention.

1. The prizes are different here. I forget what the prize was for the team that lost in the temple games (I think it was a good prize), but the losing team in the moat got to keep their team shirt as their prize and the losing team at the steps got some Legends based memorabilia. $2,500 is the prize for getting to the temple, $10,000 for grabbing the item, and $25,000 for bringing it out of the temple in time. Long gone are the days of winning a stupid CD-I Player.

2. The commercials were total pace breakers. There was one in between temple games and one after the second temple guard encounter. The timing with those commercials was really annoying.

3. I didn't think the close-ups of the temple guards once they appeared were necessary.

4. I didn't find the music in this version to be memorable or remarkable.

Also, the ratings for this episode were.....bad. Source: https://www.spoilertv.com/2021/10/tv-ratings-for-sunday-10th-october-2021.html

282k viewers and a 0.1 18-49 rating. Yikes. I really hope this show gets a second season, but with ratings like that, it might not happen. :(

From what you’ve said, I was thinking I could start a “Had Legends of the Hidden Temple 2.0 Been Done Right” fanfic series. That will include the LOTHT at Super Bowl special that I wish for.
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« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2021, 11:43:01 PM »
October 10th is approaching fast! I already have the show recorded in case I forget. I'm hoping it's good!

Also, would you like to see a "Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl" special next February like I do?

Forgot to answer this. Meant to do that earlier.

Would I like to see that? Sure. Will it happen? Realistically, it's most likely not gonna happen.


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