I love the OP's avatar.
I was just on this ride 4 different times. One preshow did not have the "problem encountered" and did not have the parasite removal sequence. However, the other 3 rides did have all.Two things:
Preshow video has changed. The section where there is a “problem encountered” with the matching system and the “standby system” is activated “quickly” has been cut. At the end of the video you now have a 15 second countdown to unlock the door to the next preshow room.
Second thing is the vibration feedback in the link chairs seems to have been turned off. I rode it twice (same theater) and both times during the initial linking where the chair previously provided the vibrations, it no longer did so.
At least it's not as ... unsettling ... as the effects in ITtbaB!I think the pre-ride vibration adds a lot to the sense of anticipation. I've been wondering when it would stop working :-(
For those who rode with the vibration not working, do you feel that it reduced the sense of anticipation, and have a negative impact on the immersion?
I hope they find a way to maintain this effect. It's a fantastic detail that makes the experience seem just that much more realistic...
The acting is pretty awful and awkward.I like that the preshow elements can scale and program dynamically, but I'm not especially partial to the preshow on the whole, particularly the acting therein. Whether it was the performance or the direction, the tone just strikes me as oddly awkward, but not in a natural way, and it doesn't serve to build excitement for the ride proper. I wouldn't mind at all if much of it were replaced.
Yeah, the guy has very weird pauses and super awkward delivery of his lines and seems to stammer. It's just really bad acting overall. But I like to make fun of it when I see it, so it has kind of added to the fun of going on it now. At least for me lolThe acting is pretty awful and awkward.
I know this has been discussed ad nauseam, but... I really think your first guess is right. The pre-show acting is totally deliberate, and precisely the fact that he’s awkward, and doesn’t seem like he should be doing public speaking, is what makes it feel like he’s a real researcher who’s talking to you live. Looking at it that way, I think the pre-show is fantastic.I thought the pre show dude is supposed to be some postdoctoral, social maladroit who is not used to interacting with people--playing up the stereotype of the awkward science nerd?
...or maybe he just sucks.
I agree, he is supposed to be spur of the moment, walking you through it live, with pauses and huhs. Very purposely so.I know this has been discussed ad nauseam, but... I really think your first guess is right. The pre-show acting is totally deliberate, and precisely the fact that he’s awkward, and doesn’t seem like he should be doing public speaking, is what makes it feel like he’s a real researcher who’s talking to you live. Looking at it that way, I think the pre-show is fantastic.
Wow, nice job on the FP selectionJust rode it today... five more times, all FPs, before I leave this week...
No vibrations today, and we were waiting in the chairs for a bit before it started.Wow, nice job on the FP selection
Do you recall how often the seat vibration effect worked? And if there were times when it didn't, how would you judge its lack to have impacted the experience (especially the sense of anticipation)?