Author Topic: Legends Episode Ranking System - COMPLETE  (Read 41048 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #735 on: February 23, 2014, 02:37:29 AM »
Yeah, and the editing in the Stone Head moat is especially bad. They even cut out part of the intro for crying out loud! Oh, and I updated the OP slightly, adding an "announcement" that there are "only two more episodes to go!" I put the text in red too. I figured it would be fitting since this project is coming to an end soon. But if you don't like it, you can remove it. ;)

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #736 on: February 23, 2014, 03:27:54 AM »
I actually find it to be pretty fitting. :lol: After reviewing 118 episodes, I think an announcement of some kind of closure is perfect. I am surprised I didn't think of that. :P After we are done with the last two episodes, I am going to add a separate column on the main table to note who was the author of each review. That way I can give credit to the reviews you wrote, I wrote, and the ones we both worked on together. Wow, just two episodes to go. I am so glad that the end is near.

Also, I am definitely going to send you  Empress Theodora today. I just had a little setback last night which I why I didn't send it. But it will be ready today for sure. ;) :mrgreen:

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #737 on: February 23, 2014, 05:42:54 PM »
I was just gonna suggest the "add an author" section to the table. Good idea too, that way we'll know who wrote what. ;) And as soon as Imperial Robe is done, I'll update the red text so it can say "JUST ONE MORE EPISODE LEFT!" And then.... that will be it. But hey, it was a fun ride. It took us over a year to finish. Just think how long it took Ed to put together his site back in the day. :P

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #738 on: February 24, 2014, 12:18:38 AM »
I sent you the Imperial Purple Robe review. I left the Steps and Legend section to be completed. What I did a little differently this time was talk about some of my part in the final verdict section. Only the overall score and anything you might want to add needs to be adjusted in that section. Other than that, all of the pictures are set and you can change around anything you like. ;) Also, we have one more to go after this review is posted.  :mrgreen:

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #739 on: February 24, 2014, 02:11:21 AM »
I got your PM, and I should have it sent to you either later tonight or tomorrow. Definitely tomorrow at the latest. I agree with all of your rankings so far too. ;)

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #740 on: February 24, 2014, 11:18:55 AM »
Time for our second to last review to be posted, and this time it is Imperial Purple Robe. Overall, this episode finished with an average score like Sojourner Truth. The moat really dragged this episode score down too. Other than that, it was just an average episode.

THE IMPERIAL PURPLE ROBE OF EMPRESS THEODORA



MOAT: 3/10



The "shaky log" moat that this production day used was pretty infamous for being extraordinarily long and challenging. One of the moats from this production day even lasted for over 45 minutes! The objective of this moat was for once player to hold the log steady so their partner could cross to the other side. Once their partner made it across, then they will have to hold the log steady and allow their partners to cross the same way. If a player falls off the log and into the water, then they will have to start over again. The first four teams that make it across will get a chance to go onto the Steps of Knowledge. Like the other episodes that day, this moat was extraordinarily long. Why? Because it was very hard for the players crossing to keep their balance while their partner tried to hold the log steady. Most of the time, the partner could not hold the log steady because it was too much to handle. As a result, we get a lot of bad editing and teams struggling to get across. While this moat was not as bad as the "Cracked Crown" and "Stone Head" moat, it still took a long time for the final team to get across. The editing was pretty bad too and you couldn't even see some teams crossing. The final order for this moat was Silver, Red, Orange, and Green in that order. Blue and Purple didn't even get one player across before the final team got across. The long moat and bad editing really drags the score for this round down. On a side note, the Silver Snakes in this episode featured Jim and Kristen from the "Priceless Portrait" episode. They didn't even fall in once while crossing.  :mrsilver:

LEGEND: 5/10



(Credits to "Purple Parrots Fan" for her contribution to this section)

This legend centered around Empress Theodora, who was empress of the Byzantine Empire. She even encouraged her husband, Justinian the First, to stay in the empire and fight back in a rebellion. This move however, threatened to knock Justinian off his throne. Theodora however, saved both her husband and the empire, and also saved her imperial purple robe. After Empress Theodora died, the robe disappeared, and eventually made its way to the temple. This was an alright legend. It could've used a little more detail, but it was decent enough to get an average score.

STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE: 7/10



(Credits to "Purple Parrots Fan" for her contribution to this section)

The Steps of Knowledge was a rather close round. With the exception of the Silver Snakes, all the other three teams got a chance to answer questions. The Green Monkeys finished first on the final step, and the Orange Iguanas followed suit not long after. The Red Jaguars managed to get two questions right, but the Silver Snakes did not get a question right. They even rang in with one wrong answer just before the round ended. Like noted in the "moat" section, those particular Silver Snakes are Jim and Kristen from "The Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl," from later on in the season. I wonder how they got another chance to be on a different episode. Especially since they actually managed to cross the moat, unlike most repeat teams/moat rejects.

TEMPLE GAMES: 8/10



The temple games featured a matchup between the Green Monkeys an Orange Iguanas, the third time this combination was used on this day. On the Green Monkeys, we are introduced to Ashley and Joshua and their opponents Laura and Steven of the Orange Iguanas. The temple games in this episode were very entertaining and close. First off, the first two temple games that were used were some of the most uncommon games in Season 2. Secondly, this episode came close to a 2-2 tiebreaker! Both teams entered the team game with 1 Pendant a piece, and if they tied the team game, then we might've had a team go home with two pendants! Overall, the temple games were very memorable and enjoyable to watch.

In the first temple game, Joshua and Steven had to climb a mountain and help conquer four different cities for the Byzantine empire. To do this, each player had to take their pegs and place it in a hole near the city. If they choose the correct hole, then the top of the mountain will spew feathers and they can move onto the next city. The first player to conquer four cities or the player furthest along after 60 seconds will win. In the end, both teams managed to score 2 times a piece and each player earns a half-pendant. In the second temple game, Ashley and Laura had to use a zipline to make a trade. First, the player will grab a golden object and place it in their satchel to carry it to the other side. Once they were there, they had to drop the golden object in the bin and grab a piece of corn and bring it back to the other side. Once they placed the corn onto the board, then it will count as a complete trade. The team that completes the most trades after 60 seconds will win. The temple game was neck and neck for the two teams. Both players got 3 corns a piece and earn a half-pendant a piece. Both the Green Monkeys and Orange Iguanas head into the temple game with a 1-1 score. In the final temple game, the teams had to load a cannonball into a slingshot and smash the rebel army. They had to use the cannonballs to knock down the four soldiers on the other side. Each player had to rotate and the team that knocks down the most soldiers after 60 seconds will in. In the end, the Green Monkeys knocked down 2 soldiers while the Orange Iguanas knocked down none. With two pendants, the Green Monkeys earn the right to enter Olmec's temple.  :mrgreen:

TEMPLE RUN: 6/10



While Ashley and Josh came close to grabbing the Imperial Purple Robe, they would've had a lot of more success if they actually moved a little faster. They were both too slow in the temple. Ashley was the slowest of the two where she pretty much moved through the temple at a leisure pace. It even took her 30 seconds to enter her third room. :? In the Dark Forest, she tried busting through the wall to reach the Purple Robe in the Mine Shaft. Unfortunately, the wall did not break down at all as it was locked. This was not the first time it happened as that same wall was locked in "The Keys to the Alhambra". She was forced to go up into the Shrine, where she was removed from the temple with 1:25 left on the clock. Josh moved at a slightly faster pace than his partner, but he was still a little too slow as a second runner. After reaching the Shrine and assembling the Silver Monkey (which he almost knocked over the edge!), he slowly jumps into the "Well" (as Kirk kept referring to it as) and makes a very close encounter with the Purple Robe as mere seconds are left on the clock. He comes up fingertips short of reaching the Purple Robe as the Mine Shaft elevator stalls on the way down. This temple ending was just like the "Blue Pearl" run where the team was fingertips away from grabbing the artifact. Unlike Blue Pearl, this temple run was just not as exciting. Mostly because Ashley and Joshua were slow runners in the temple. Overall, this temple run was slightly above average with some memorable moments like the wall not breaking down and the close encounter with the artifact. But the players slow speed takes away from the excitement factor of this run.

FINAL VERDICT: 5.8/10

"Imperial Purple Robe" was an episode that was eventful all the way through. For the most part, the episode featured some redeeming moments. The low point of this episode is the moat, where it featured a long completion time and bad editing. The highlights of this episode though are the close temple games and temple run. In the temple games, we got an opportunity to watch a team almost pull off a 2-2 tiebreaker. Plus, the unique temple game sequence made it enjoyable to watch. The temple run featured a very close encounter with the artifact. However, the players slow speed and direct path did detract from the score for this round. This episode also featured a Silver Snakes team who will mysteriously return on later in the season. In the end, this episode ended up with a good score and recommend everyone to give it a watch.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 09:25:05 PM by Purple Parrots Fan »

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #741 on: February 24, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
My thoughts:
Empress Theodora was an average episode all the way through. It featured one of the worst moats ever on the show to be used. It wasn't as painful as Stone Head or Cracked Crown's moat, but it still was pretty bad. Jim and Kristen owned the moat. The Steps of Knowledge were pretty good too. We really need to get an interview with Jim or Kristen to see why they were let back on the show despite making it to the Steps round. :o The temple games were really close too. I would've loved to see a 2-2 tiebreaker. It would suck being the losing tiebreaker team with 2 Pendants. :lol: The temple run was close like "Blue Pearl", but definitely not as exciting. If only Ashley and Joshua moved faster, they would've had more success. And it would've been nice to know too if the Mine Shaft wall would break from the other side. If Jim and Kristen had this layout, they would've grabbed the Purple Robe and possibly won. And I like how our last three episodes finished with a 5.8 ranking. :lol:

I updated the production day rankings too. The entire production day for Empress Theodora finished towards the bottom. Which is no surprise, since the moat for this day hurt a lot of the scores for each episode. Mush Pot Hat finished with a good score and was the highlight of that day. Cracked Crown and Stone Head to a certain extent were the low points of that day.

AND ONE MORE EPISODE TO GO!  :mrblue: Luckily, we saved one of the best for last. I am so exciting to finally get to rank Map to the Lost Gold Mine. It should finish with an 8+ score too. :mrblue:

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #742 on: February 24, 2014, 03:55:01 PM »
Yup, just one more episode to go. :mrblue: I was thinking you could send John Sutter to me, instead of the other way around. I might be able to send you the pictures, but you could start writing the first half, then send the rest to me. Which we have been doing these past few episodes now. I hope you don't mind that. ;) Either way, I can't wait to review it. It's an excellent episode from beginning to end. It might actually rank in the 8 range too. :mrblue:

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #743 on: February 24, 2014, 04:39:41 PM »
I could never mind starting Map to the Lost Gold Mine at all.  :mrblue:  :mrblue:  :mrblue: I will try to get a head start on it tonight as a matter of fact. Since I know this episode by heart. I will honestly be disappointed if it doesn't end with an 8.0 score overall.  :mrblue:

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #744 on: February 24, 2014, 09:54:10 PM »
I am working on Lost Gold Mine's review right now. I should have it ready by tomorrow for sure and then it can be posted. If you don't mind, I think I will use your pictures of this episode for this review. ;) And I will credit each picture too if I post the review myself. Also, when I write new reviews, I always use the last review as a template. So when I was typing out the title for this episode, I noticed I had "The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Eugenie" and not Theodora in it. :P I see you caught that first and fixed it. Thanks for that.

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #745 on: February 24, 2014, 09:59:55 PM »
Actually, TSM caught that. And he unnecessarily changed the green color we were using. We like lime green, guys. You can fix our typos, but please leave our colors alone. Just a heads up. ;) And I can't send you any pictures. My computer is completely down and I can't use the separate CD where I saved them on any other computer. I'lll try to find a way to get them to you though. ;) Sorry for the inconvenience.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 10:02:17 PM by Purple Parrots Fan »

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #746 on: February 24, 2014, 10:02:38 PM »
That's okay, I have loads of pictures for this episode that I can use. :P I kind of like your pictures more because they have a more "retro" look to them. But my pictures for this episode are really old too, so it woks out in the end. No worries. ;)

Offline Purple Parrots Fan

  • Temple Spirit
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 63138
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #747 on: February 25, 2014, 11:35:48 PM »
Okay, check your PM's. I managed to find my screencaps of John Sutter, and I sent them all to you. :mrblue: All that is left now is you sending me the review itself. Whenever you get the time to do it of course. ;)

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #748 on: February 26, 2014, 12:41:00 AM »
Got the images. ;) I am going to send you the review either by late tonight or early tomorrow. I don't think we will be disappointed with the final score for it either.  :mrblue: And once we are done, I can finally finish all of the statistics I wanted to collect.

Offline The Red Jaguars

  • Fogg-up God
  • Recognized Legends God
  • Posts: 34345
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Legends Episode Ranking System
« Reply #749 on: February 26, 2014, 12:20:14 PM »
At long last, I have finally sent you the review for "Map to the Lost Gold Mine".  :mrblue: We will be officially done with this project once that review is up and posted. I used your pictures and credited you for them too. ;) Of course, this episode is getting solid rankings as expected. Can't wait to see the final score for it. ;)