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The Heart Room / Re: What Really Saddens Me
« Last post by Legends Explorer Alec on Yesterday at 10:59:15 AM »
I was just wondering, would the Enormous Feather temple run have been rated 1/10 if Karisa hadn’t made it to the King’s Storeroom? Did it surprise you that she couldn’t do any of the following?

A. Go in circles
B. Retreat towards the exit from the Dark Forest
C. Enter the temple without knowing how to hit an actuator
D. Recreate the monster monkey
E. Pass up the feather
F. Drop the feather on the way out
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by The Dark Enforcer on October 18, 2021, 09:41:03 PM »
You can see what the subject of the next episode will be by visiting the Legends of the Hidden Temple streaming page on the CW's website.

Next week's legend: The Ilocano Legend of Lam-Ang.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by TempleFan322 on October 18, 2021, 08:35:37 PM »
A random thought popped up in my head while I was at work today:

What would happen in this reboot if in the temple, a contestant drops a piece of the Silver Monkey into the room below (just like in the Montezuma and Henry Hudson episodes)? The Dark Forest isn't directly below it now and even then, this Dark Forest doesn't have trees with temple spirits in them.

Don’t really see it happening since the pedestal is farther away from the barricade/door, but that would be interesting to see what they’d do
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 on October 18, 2021, 08:08:23 PM »
A random thought popped up in my head while I was at work today:

What would happen in this reboot if in the temple, a contestant drops a piece of the Silver Monkey into the room below (just like in the Montezuma and Henry Hudson episodes)? The Dark Forest isn't directly below it now and even then, this Dark Forest doesn't have trees with temple spirits in them.
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The Heart Room / Re: Scorecard Rating 2.0
« Last post by Legends Explorer Alec on October 18, 2021, 02:51:25 PM »
The Fiery Lava Rock of Pele

Green Monkeys (Abby and Wade): 41 points
20 for finishing the moat second
11 for the first question
6 for the sixth qeustion
4 for the eighth question

Blue Barracudas (Fiona and Danny): 94 points
30 for finishing the moat first
9 for the third question
8 for the fourth question
7 for the fifth question
20 for the first game
20 for the second game

Silver Snakes (Toure and Brie): 25 points
10 for finishing the moat third
10 for the second question
5 for the seventh question
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 on October 17, 2021, 10:33:53 PM »
Spoiler below, read at your own risk:









Well that temple run kind of sucked. The first runner (Blue Barracudas made it to the temple by the way) wasted way too much time in the Royal Rage Room or whatever it's called. She struggled mightily to break the pots. Either she wasn't strong enough or those are some really tough pots to break. Her poor partner didn't have a chance once she got caught by the second guard.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by TempleFan322 on October 17, 2021, 09:10:50 PM »
Mild spoiler; read at your own risk..









The damn room door that leads from The Room of the Beloved to The Shrine also hid the damn Temple Guard. Also the door from The Shrine to the new room (already forgot the name) also held the Guard last week. Ugh, I absolutely hate that
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by Kirk Fogg's Angel on October 17, 2021, 09:22:26 AM »
The only thing that I wish the new version had was the original host.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by NikoMetsPlus on October 16, 2021, 06:51:09 PM »
Yeah, I have some thoughts as well:

Here are some pros and cons, as I see them, from each aspect of the show:

MOAT:

Obviously this was a more fitting version of the moat, and I like the multi-step element of it. The cut-ins to the player interviews is very annoying, especially since most of it is just corny-jokes / fake drama real housewives-style. One real issue I have with the show is that it isn't "in real time" like the original was. You really felt like they were running right from the Moat to the Steps in the original version. Here... anything but.

The props are a bit cheap.... plastic smoothie style cups for the poison? Really? Also, the moat music is just plain bland, and not catchy at all. One thing I do like is including the legend into the moat, that's smart.


STEPS:

Probably the most faithful aspect of the show, despite only having three chimes. Again, why can't we have the original music, or some spruced up version of it??? We have the original chime, etc. The Guatemala question was actually interesting, and the Legend has some factual basis.

GAMES:

I quite liked the games themselves. Like the moat, they were far more dimensional, but lacked the "real time" excitement that the original brought. There was a ton of editing in the first game to make it look like that Red Jaguars were closer to finishing their Ice Bath pyramid than they actually were... That never happened in the original. The tiebreak format is absurd... whoever decided that death by guard was a bad idea, should really re-evaluate that decision.

TEMPLE:

Calling it the "Temple Run" really annoyed me. No one ever referred to it as that in the original. Another example of not using an iconic track. As I mentioned previously, there's absolutely no tension with the third guard. I can just see no solo runs in this game, given the forced route. That being said, there's some fun in this layout, with some good rooms. I had absolutely no idea which way they player should turn or what route they should take, probably because I'm so used to the old layout.  That's probably what those confused contestants were feeling in the original! That being said, I prefer a more horizontal temple, versus this condensed & stacked one.

OTHER THOUGHTS

Hosting was fine.

Set was pretty good.

Ultimately though, unlike seeing a young child chop her feet over her partner retrieving a Scabbard, and sending them to some cheesy destination that means the world to them (and ultimately, winning a game), I'm watching adults compete for $25K. Not nearly as fun.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by TempleFan322 on October 14, 2021, 10:46:14 AM »
So, I rewatched the episode a few more times to fully grasp what I saw.

And in all honesty, it’s pretty good.

There are a few flaws like going to the Temple with 2 Pendants no matter what, the layout style where only certain doors open (also the Temple Guard’s door in the Shrine being the same as a regular door kinda ticks me off), the Temple Games set up looking mildly cheap (the second game’s set up with the cardboard boxes is my main gripe, as well as the plastic bottles from the Moat, but I can kinda overlook that one), Cristela isn’t bad as host, but their were probably better picks than her.

I do love the room ideas with the exception of the names. Don’t care for the names of the Royal Rage Room (don’t know why) and the Room of the Beloved (don’t get why they named it that when Beheaded fits better with the challenge of the room). There’s also what looks to be another room that did not have any mention, buts it’s clearly marked on the diagram map (above The Queen’s Armory), with a ladder clearly connected to it, unless it’s a passageway from the Shrine and wrap around to it (like the stairs from The Observatory to either The Pit or Kings Storeroom area).

The Moat I do enjoy that it’s more complex than it was with more challenges. The Steps remaining the same, with the sound effect. LOVE the emerald color of the pendants (same original design on them as well).

Don’t know if it was noticed, but the time out sound effect is an updated version of the Dark Forest door sound effect from season 2.


In all, I’d give it a B-. If they rework a few items, rework the Temple just a bit, and possibly bring back the Temple Run music, then I’ll jump it to a solid A.

Also, and I’ll say it again, screw the “First team to 2 Pendants wins” rule. If you win the Temple Game flat out, then 2 pendants are yours. If you go to the tiebreaker, then you receive a half pendant and the other is in the Temple. I wouldn’t even care if Olmec says “Enter The Crypt of the Heartless. Reach into the rotten corpses and find the beating heart. Place the bloody organ in the chamber, and watch out for the half pendant on top of the chamber…” or even tells you where else it could possibly be.
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