datguy86 wrote:You're right that Smokescreen's the only character being written about, but it's at the competency of the existing characters.
Exactly. It's like the writers simply ran out of ideas for all the characters and are pouring all their efforts onto Smokescreen. Why can't they write everyone at the same level as him instead of making them look bad by comparison?
datguy86 wrote:In this case the writers are deliberately writing Smokescreen as untouchable.
Well, if he wanted to leave Smokescreen alive so he could overhear the discussion of the Omega Keys, then it could have been any Autobot he knocked out. It just happened to be Smokescreen who got to the key first. Had Smoke stayed behind to fight Dreadwing while Bulkhead went for the key, then Bulk would have been the one Scream knocked out and left alive.
datguy86 wrote:Actually, I like Arcee better as the embittered warrior. Team Mom seems more Ratchet's role. But yeah, someone needs to yell at Smokescreen. Optimus disappointed me when he told Arcee to lay off Smokescreen.
Thank you. Can you please speak up about this in the Official TF: Prime Discussion Thread? People there are wanting Arcee to die because they don't like her berating him.
datguy86 wrote:Also, since Smokescreen has arrived, have you noticed the time with the kids is lessened considerably? Raf is understandably out of the picture due to his relocation, Miko has all but disappeared, and Smokescreen literally sent off Jack. A lot of character development went into Jack at the end of last season and the beginning of this season and now it's vanishing. While less humans are typically a better thing for Transformer series in general, there's a lot of consistency lost since Smokescreen showed up.
with Raf, it's understandable like you said. Though, I think that back when these episodes were being made, they were looking for a new voice for Raf since it was stated at NYCC 2011 (last year) that they needed to recast Raf since Andy Pessoa was hitting puberty. Thus far, all episodes of season 2 have had Raf still voiced by him, so these Raf-less episodes were probably made during the time of Raf's recasting.
Miko gone for now =
As for Jack, yeah, he did have a lot of developemtn put into him, but he didn't really do much after the Orion Pax episodes. Okay, he went to New York to help get the Phase Shifter, but that's it. His story was pretty much complete before Smokescreen came, so he's gotten to the point that he needs to be at.
Though, I'm sure all three will be back since an interview Ryan and Jon had with Josh Keaton and Tania Gunadi had the two mention that they were both already recording for season 3.
datguy86 wrote:Wow. I have not typed this much about a show or game without reviewing it in years.
Fun, ain't it?