I finally got to Ride Sub-Terra yesterday and my honest opinion is that it's not bad! *SHOCK*
I Rode Extremis for the first time this week too and after that and the reviews of Sub-Terra I was expecting the worst but to be fair to them, they have pulled off something quite good for something thats so basic.
Like Hex, the ride you have really depends on the people you are in there with and this is why the marketing hasn't really worked too well IMO.
Look at Hex, which is what i would compare it too in terms of ride style, story and general excitement. You don't hear many people coming off HEX complaining that it was S**T. Heres The Advert
. I think if sub-terra wasn't bigged up so much to be this massively scary experience then people wouldn't be so disappointed. HEX doesn't give much away, you could be, and I have in the past mistaken it for a museum/walkthrough type attraction. and then your treated to this fantastic ride at the end. Sub-Terra should be the same.
I think the military uniforms should be dropped and replaced with a more scientific style.
This guy from independence day should be the role model for the queue line staff, scientists who have been researching for years and are really proud to be able to showcase this egg. Military staff should be at the end of the ride.
All in all though, much better than I imagined and it's worthy of a ride if the queue is short. Much like Hex.