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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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 on October 13, 2021, 08:22:11 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.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.

Yeah, NFL and Double Dare did a special last February. All I remember was that the course was like 10 obstacles and 90 seconds and each team ran it individually, both team beat it, and the show decided to give both teams $10,000 for their charities.

I would love to see Legends at the Super Bowl, but unfortunately I don’t think that’ll happen unless they do a Super Bowl special episode featuring players playing for charity.

I must be really behind on the times then. :lol:
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by TempleFan322 on October 13, 2021, 01:01:02 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.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.

Yeah, NFL and Double Dare did a special last February. All I remember was that the course was like 10 obstacles and 90 seconds and each team ran it individually, both team beat it, and the show decided to give both teams $10,000 for their charities.

I would love to see Legends at the Super Bowl, but unfortunately I don’t think that’ll happen unless they do a Super Bowl special episode featuring players playing for charity.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 on October 12, 2021, 12:11:04 AM »
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.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?

I don't remember a Double Dare at Super Bowl special happening. Unless it did and I just haven't paid attention.

I guess you can say I'm pessimistic and I don't have much faith in the NFL to do this for Legends.
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by Legends Explorer Alec on October 11, 2021, 11:45:16 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.

Remember we got a “Double Dare at Super Bowl” special? Why don’t you think the “Legends of the Hidden Temple at Super Bowl” special will happen next February? Could it happen in February of 2023?
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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by Legends Explorer Alec 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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The Heart Room / Re: Legends is coming back!
« Last post by PurpleParrot319 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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The Heart Room / Re: LOTHT 2.0 Episode Rankings
« Last post by Purple Parrot Fan on October 11, 2021, 06:20:04 PM »
To be fair though, it was a tough layout.
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