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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by Purple Parrot Fan 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by TempleFan322 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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The Heart Room / Re: Scorecard Rating 2.0
« Last post by Legends Explorer Alec on October 11, 2021, 08:29:32 AM »
The Lucky Losing Pok-Ta-Pok Ball of the Hero Twins

Purple Parrots (Tom and Travis): 76 points
20 for finishing the moat second
10 for the second question
9 for the third question
7 for the fifth question
20 for winning the first game
10 for tiebreaker win
Ran out of time

Red Jaguars (Jo'el and Dyaman): 64 points
30 for finishing the moat first
11 for the first question
8 for the fourth question
5 for seventh question
10 for winning the second game

Green Monkeys (Chelsea and Maddie): 16 points
10 for finishing the moat third
6 for sixth question
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The Jesters' Court / Re: The Main Spam Topic 2.0
« Last post by GreenMonkeys#1 on October 10, 2021, 11:56:33 PM »
Surprised no one here brought up the Steve clip from a while back.
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The Heart Room / Re: Season 2
« Last post by The Red Jaguars on October 10, 2021, 11:55:21 PM »
I think Season 2 is probably liked the most due to being the most balanced season. No particular team really dominated this season (unlike Red Jaguars/Silver Snaks in Season 1 and Green Monkeys in Season 3) and the temple rooms were changed up a reasonable amount of times. Most of the likable rooms and temple games were also introduced during this season and were later brought back to Season 3. I don't have any issues with this season except for the stuff you mentioned. I wasn't a fan of the dubbed over temple runs. Especially when all the great runs had this terrible dubbing (Nose Ring, Priceless Portrait, Billy the Kid, and Lucky Pillow).

Season 1 had too many bad teams and temple runs. The temple layouts were either piss easy or extremely difficult. The temple was also changed too many times and more than half of the rooms were lame. The talent pool in this season was pretty bad, but it's too be expected since the entire season was taped before being aired. Kirk Fogg was also pretty boring this season as well, mostly because he was narrating too many of the rounds. One of the best decisions of Season 2 was give Olmec more narrating responsibilities. There were a handful of great episodes in Season 1, but overall this was the weakest season.

Season 3 was great and improved on Season 2 in some ways. I wasn't really a fan of how the temple remained static for all 40 episodes. They could've switched some of the temple rooms up like the Tomb of the Headless Kings and Pit of the Pendulum. There were too many hard layouts and too much Green Monkeys domination. The talent pool this season was amazing though.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by GreenMonkeys#1 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by Purple Parrot Fan 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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The Heart Room / Re: LOTHT 2.0 Episode Rankings
« Last post by Purple Parrot Fan on October 10, 2021, 10:06:51 PM »
Well, it turned out that in the debut episode of the reboot, the Purple Parrots went to the temple which is quite fitting given how they went to the temple the least in the original version.  Also, they got there by answering the tiebreaker which was something they only achieved once on the original version.

In addition, it seemed like the Purple Parrot team was on track to finally retrieve an artifact out of the Dark Forest which was something that wasn't achieved on the original version, but unfortunately, the second player struggled in a couple rooms and they came up just short.
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