Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale

Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 11:47am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians, Transformers Combiner Wars animated series finale is finally here, the episode entitled S1:E8 Destructions Dawn can be viewed on the go90 site for US viewers. So now that the show is finally complete, what are your final thoughts on the series? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826528)
Posted by Randomhero on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:01pm CDT
Well that was an ending....I guess? Didn't actually have a plot and Starscream didn't really seem to have a plan. He was already a leader on Cybertron and I guess his goal was to become powerful?

I still think Energon is worse.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826529)
Posted by Dude Gatsby on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:04pm CDT
It would never happen, but if they are going to do short episodes they should just make it a comedy/skit type of thing. Something like an animated version of the "Swerve tells a story" video.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826531)
Posted by Randomhero on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:07pm CDT
Dude Gatsby wrote:It would never happen, but if they are going to do short episodes they should just make it a comedy/skit type of thing. Something like an animated version of the "Swerve tells a story" video.



Doesn't need to be a comedy to be short. Past few seasons of RedvsBlue has had some very serious depressing plots with certain episodes only lasting 5-10 minutes.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826533)
Posted by Dude Gatsby on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:12pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Dude Gatsby wrote:It would never happen, but if they are going to do short episodes they should just make it a comedy/skit type of thing. Something like an animated version of the "Swerve tells a story" video.



Doesn't need to be a comedy to be short. Past few seasons of RedvsBlue has had some very serious depressing plots with certain episodes only lasting 5-10 minutes.


That's true. Maybe just an anthology sort of thing would work. They could focus on one character at a time, but not need to worry about making a story with every character in the current line.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826538)
Posted by Kurona on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:20pm CDT
Haven't watched the episode yet (I'm in way too happy a mood right now to let this kill it), but just popping in to say I at least love the idea of Megatron being a tank/gun triple changer... and would also very much be in favour of an Anthology series, maybe even focusing on different continuities :)
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826539)
Posted by Randomhero on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:28pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Haven't watched the episode yet (I'm in way too happy a mood right now to let this kill it), but just popping in to say I at least love the idea of Megatron being a tank/gun triple changer... and would also very much be in favour of an Anthology series, maybe even focusing on different continuities :)


It is very cool when Megatron transforms into a gun however the gun bares no resemblance to him whatsoever. He pulls an AOE Drift, dude that turns into a car with car kibble all over also turns into a helicopter with no conceivable way of doing it and when I say transform I mean morph. :lol: Megatron just morphs into a gun but it's still an awesome scene and awesome looking gun.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826542)
Posted by leokearon on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:37pm CDT
Mercifully this joke is over. Poor scripts, lame characterisation and the ending is no different, with Starscream is dead and everyone is now friends. Hopefully the sequel hook will not be taken up
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826544)
Posted by Mr Skram on September 20th, 2016 @ 12:44pm CDT
:SICK:

What a hard fought war. I didn't think any of us were gonna make it through that.

They need to have the stop motion guy take over any possible future installments of the series. The two ads were far more enjoyable than the show itself.


I still wonder how Megatron was so good while the rest of the writing was atrocious. It's like the one decent writer on the team called dibs on Megs and the rest of them were like "Yeah that's fine, you do the gray guy. It'll keep you out of our hair while we figure out how to make this story and dialogue more incoherent".
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826547)
Posted by Kurona on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:00pm CDT
Funny thing is Megatron actually feels like he went through a positive arc and character development. So not only was he the one bright spark of the series through giving some funny lines and observations and just overall having an enjoyable attitude to him, he... was actually a legitimate developed character?
This series does so much wrong yet it nailed what Megatron should be and actually developed him better than most other continuities. What a world we live in.
And also while him turning into a gun is silly, it's much more acceptable with the more limited size-changing and him being a triple-changer with an actual autonomous vehicle mode. Makes the gun feel more like a final last stand/last resort thing which is an idea I'm a big fan of as opposed to it being his only other mode. ... also, it's always pretty badass seeing Optimus wield him. There's just something about that I always loved watching the G1 episodes that made up for his gun mode being silly.


Am I being too positive here? Sorry just everything else that happened today (for me personally) is too good so even though every single thing else about the episode and the series was deplorable I can't bring myself to go on about them :lol: I'm just glad we at least got a great Megatron out of it.



If we're going for some negativity though, going through the youtube comments I found out something rather hilarious - this episode was originally uploaded with the title "Episode 7". When it's Episode 8. Forgivable mistake usually, sure; but I'm highlighting it here because I think it kind of sums up the attitude, care and effort that went into this series.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826553)
Posted by 1984forever on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:12pm CDT
Starscream spent so much screen time vomiting I thought I was watching "the Exorcist".

This is the main reason why IDW should lose it'sTransformers license immediately. The IDW comics are responsible for influencing this garbage that we all just watched. I don't care if the Titans are returning to belch for 3 minutes straight or whatever they're coming to do. I just don't care. No sequel please. Just leave it alone.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826554)
Posted by karyuudo on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:14pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Starscream spent so much screen time vomiting I thought I was watching "the Exorcist".

This is the main reason why IDW should lose it'sTransformers license immediately. The IDW comics are responsible for influencing this garbage that we all just watched. I don't care if the Titans are returning to belch for 3 minutes straight or whatever they're coming to do. I just don't care. No sequel please. Just leave it alone.


IDW has nothing to do with this series. If you're going to blame anyone for the way this turned out, focus your attention on Hasbro for the budget and Machinima for their execution of the series.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826560)
Posted by DarkEnergon on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:31pm CDT
Actually, the overall arc and premise wasn't terrible just all of the writing on the way there was.

Series smacks of writing by committee under a tight deadline.

"So near the end Starscream will become, get this, a combiner of combiners!"
"Cool!"
"Awesome!"
"Well we don't want to do that, because then people will want a toy just like that and that it's not going to happen. "
"Ok, then how about he starts as a combiner of combiners then morphs into a giant vomiting star blob."
"Ok, good"
"No I was jok..."
"Bill, where are you on that Starscream prelude?"
"Already done and animated!"
"Great! We are ahead of schedule!"
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826565)
Posted by StJudeDad on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:41pm CDT
Oh man, this was just...so bad. The animation itself was pretty decent, so there's a positive. Also, Megatron was really the only character that was really worth investing any time in. Otherwise, there's so much wrong here. The voice acting was atrocious. Seriously, it's one thing to read a script, and another thing entirely to actually act out a script. Very wooden performances all around, again, with the exception of Megatron.

And where were the actual Combiner Wars? There was a personal vendetta that Windblade felt she needed to carry out, but I don't remember seeing a war of Combiners. Maybe that's nitpicking, but if your whole series is named for something, it would help to have that piece of plot added in.
Speaking of plot, wow. Pacing issues aside, the plot was rather weak. This entire 8 episode run could have easily been done in 4. It just seems that, for as much hype as this was given, the delivery was grossly mishandled.

I'm not sure what I expected from a micro-episode web series. Maybe I had visions of Netflix's new Voltron series in my head. Or maybe I'm just nostalgic for traditional style Transformers animation, but this series as a whole left me utterly disappointed.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826571)
Posted by 1984forever on September 20th, 2016 @ 1:47pm CDT
karyuudo wrote:
1984forever wrote:Starscream spent so much screen time vomiting I thought I was watching "the Exorcist".

This is the main reason why IDW should lose it'sTransformers license immediately. The IDW comics are responsible for influencing this garbage that we all just watched. I don't care if the Titans are returning to belch for 3 minutes straight or whatever they're coming to do. I just don't care. No sequel please. Just leave it alone.


IDW has nothing to do with this series. If you're going to blame anyone for the way this turned out, focus your attention on Hasbro for the budget and Machinima for their execution of the series.
You're partly right. Machinima is to blame for not executing this series before it could be seen by anyone.

But I still hold Idw responsible for this mess. Hasbro execs looked at the boards and deduced that adult fans like boring plots and small casts.

Also the Combiners are portrayed as a different faction from Autobot, Decepticon or Camien. Wtf?
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826618)
Posted by DeathReviews on September 20th, 2016 @ 3:37pm CDT
In a word - short. I guess we should be glad they did anything at all, but really - blink and you'll miss this one.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826628)
Posted by Flashwave on September 20th, 2016 @ 4:02pm CDT
1984forever wrote:
karyuudo wrote:
1984forever wrote:Starscream spent so much screen time vomiting I thought I was watching "the Exorcist".

This is the main reason why IDW should lose it'sTransformers license immediately. The IDW comics are responsible for influencing this garbage that we all just watched. I don't care if the Titans are returning to belch for 3 minutes straight or whatever they're coming to do. I just don't care. No sequel please. Just leave it alone.


IDW has nothing to do with this series. If you're going to blame anyone for the way this turned out, focus your attention on Hasbro for the budget and Machinima for their execution of the series.
You're partly right. Machinima is to blame for not executing this series before it could be seen by anyone.

But I still hold Idw responsible for this mess. Hasbro execs looked at the boards and deduced that adult fans like boring plots and small casts.

Also the Combiners are portrayed as a different faction from Autobot, Decepticon or Camien. Wtf?

The war ended, the Combiners opted to join together (no pun intended) to be with like minded and similar people.

I love how Megatron straight up Struts away with his chin high. So proud. So Confident.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826652)
Posted by DeadCaL on September 20th, 2016 @ 5:01pm CDT
"Oh look, the titans has returned... the end" Wait what? :shock:

Anyway, I think like alot of people, I enjoyed this mainly because of Megaton. He straight up does a pun about Prime pulling the trigger and just rolls with it. :lol:

Voice acting has a huge impact on both overall presentation, and how we bond with fictional representations of our favorite mechanical life forms. Unfortunately the VA was mostly pretty dire on this. Metroplex sounded like some guy they found outside looking for change.

"Hey, can you sound like a giant ancient mechanoid?"
"I'll do anything for food"
"Then you're hired!!"

I think we could have looked past the other flaws if it wasn't for that.

Overall not exactly bad, just... disappointing.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826655)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 20th, 2016 @ 5:06pm CDT
DeadCaL wrote:Anyway, I think like alot of people, I enjoyed this mainly because of Megaton. He straight up does a pun about Prime pulling the trigger and just rolls with it. :lol:
That wasn't a pun. Megatron was referring to something he said to Optimus both back in the fourth episode and back further in Optimus's prelude video.
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826657)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 20th, 2016 @ 5:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
DeadCaL wrote:Anyway, I think like alot of people, I enjoyed this mainly because of Megaton. He straight up does a pun about Prime pulling the trigger and just rolls with it. :lol:
That wasn't a pun. Megatron was referring to something he said to Optimus both back in the fourth episode and back further in Optimus's prelude video.

But it still works as a pun too :lol:
Re: Transformers Combiner Wars Animated Series Finale (1826659)
Posted by Kurona on September 20th, 2016 @ 5:12pm CDT
That's why Megatron decided to reform at the end of the episode. All he really wanted all this time was for Prime to pull his trigger.

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