I’m not sure what you’re referring to with the blindness thing? For the “We’re needed on the bridge” line, if you are on the far side of the cell, you can see the panel change and Hux looks at it and relays the message. Someone is requesting something from them.
The “4” is justified…from a certain point of view. Being herded into the room, then being somewhat urgently (cause that’s the story) herded into the hallway to “interrogation” where you only end up waiting in a hallway that does nothing does indeed put the brakes on the story and experience in a major way. This happened on my first ride which I can definitely say colored my view a bit.
I think, once they get the kinks of the ride worked out and it’s running like a well oiled machine, it’s gonna be far more fluid and immersive.
But I wholeheartedly think the ending needs changed. Why that was the ending that was written and approved is a total headscratcher for me. This is a straight up FAILED mission. You don’t meet up with Leia, you don’t end up enlisting, in fact the the Resistance comes back to only take a hit(they lose a ship or two), you escape, and there’s no sense accomplishment. I do not feel “satisfied” by running from a fight. Also, how is this a ‘RISE OF THE RESISTANCE’ if the mission failed?
In FOP, you rode the banshee, you evade and tell that Red Banshee to go pound sand, and you end up on the sea scape to take it all in. You “win” … in Rise, you don’t win, at best you… “escape.” Which is kinda lame.
All in all, a ride to ride comparison? I like RotR far over FOP. Rise has it’s issues, but as I’ve continually said, the Castmembers are the tipping point and they go all out. It also helps the whole thing has a musical accompaniment that plays out like you’re living in the movie. Little details like that are just monumentally impressive.(like the shadows of the characters being projected into your cell) You feel the urgency of getting to the transports, you feel a little foreboding once you’re captured, and you definitely feel the tension that stuff is about to go down as you start the ride itself. Like I also said, if I could just do the preshow and skip the ride, that’d be just fine by me. Cause the Castmembers are killin’ it.
FOP…it’s just Soarin’… with cat people.