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Offline jhc2010

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The Floor on FOX
« on: February 13, 2024, 04:04:27 PM »
Any thoughts on the new FOX game show The Floor? This idea is different than most game shows with surviving contestants continuing to appear on future shows.

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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2024, 04:44:41 PM »
I find the core gameplay pretty interesting, although the show as a whole I'm not 100% behind.

I'd rather there be more gameplay and less reality show style contestant reactions, but that's fighting a losing battle at this point in history. They also do a poor job of hiding that people's starting categories were clearly not chosen by them.

If there were an alternate reality version of the show that ran half the time and cut out most everything but the gameplay, I'd like it a lot more. I wish there were fewer picture identification questions but it works well enough.

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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 06:43:43 PM »
It's interesting enough to watch for one season, but I'm not sure I'd watch season 2 (if it happens). My biggest problem is that the best strategy is to play as little as possible, as you can only get knocked out if you participate in a duel. In fact, it's quite possible the overall winner ends up being someone who plays precisely one time, in that final duel, and that shows a big problem with the format if that happens.

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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2024, 09:08:50 AM »
That's true for the overall winner; the incentive for end-of-show winners having the biggest territory does mitigate that somewhat.

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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2024, 08:01:55 PM »
I wish they would bring back  Mental Samurai

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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2024, 04:55:27 PM »
I enjoy the show a lot. at the same time I think it will be too confusing to last super long. (remind me something more that would be in the game design class that would be a board game if that makes any sense) it does have very beautiful visual and audio segments with the board moving around and dramatic walks and stuff like that. but I get the feeling most people watch a game show not to see beautiful choreographed walking but to understand the game. still I enjoy the show but like I said above I was the game design manager for at least a half a year. (Long story but I did not get thrown out)

anyway the final is next episode so I am excited.
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Re: The Floor on FOX
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2024, 08:57:01 PM »
In fact, it's quite possible the overall winner ends up being someone who plays precisely one time, in that final duel, and that shows a big problem with the format if that happens.

I think this is unlikely because the Randomizer will eventually run out of people to select who have yet to participate in a duel. I see the ending being a handful of semi-large territories that will be forced to cannibalize each other.
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