Watched the episode last night... A little action, all covert stuff, kind of interesting. Less of the hormonal raging of Ahsoka. I kind of figured the line about it being her brother was coming since they did look a lot alike. Not like the Luke/Leia shocker there.
The tactical droid is cool I guess. I like seeing the "heroes on both sides" as they say in the ROTS crawl, and so I'm interested in him. It'd be neat to see other leaders make a reappearance though, especially if the timeline allows for some of the offed people.
Wasn't a bad episode, but still wasn't great. I DO dig the city though. I like the concept of the fortified cities and things, the insanely high walls with the gun turrets and stuff. I like that aspect of SW, the whole "siege warfare" still being very important due to shielding and stuff.
I think it is funny everyone drives what appears to be the same car... no color changes even.
I also find it funny that, with the king bitching he doesn't have good droids (he had Commando droids too, which makes that even funnier) they decide to send him another droid. I thought maybe they were sending an organic military force of some sort, but just another droid... and with the Rebels focusing military tactics on droid-only methods. Just struck me as sort of funny.
That said... I still hate:
-Hatches opening from the outside. That's lame one very level.
-How lame the Super Battledroids appeared... AOTC set them up as sort of badass guys, throwing the little ones out of their way, but in these episodes they've been insanely slow, and incredibly poor at tracking a target.
-Destroyers... Again, these things drive off OWK and QGJ in TPM, and instill some fear in them. In TCW some half-assed trained people can take them out with a quick round of Bocce.
However, I did like some stuff a lot too, like...
-Spider Droid reappearing... I liked them in the CW3D movie, and I thought it's a design we should see more often. I'd like to see more of the heavy artillery too like the Octuparra Droid, and maybe branch out to some of the other droids that have been absent like Hailfire's.
-Humans seemed a little diverse... There wasn't a cookie cutter look to everyone I though, and maybe it was subtle changes to existing models but I thought it was good to see.
-MTT being destroyed separate of the main characters for this arc... I liked that. It was nice to see them visually depict the growing rebellion on this planet.
-Sniper Shots to the SBD red light... Those were established in the EU again, I believe Republic Commando actually, and it was appreciated. Someone on that show's production team loves that game between the EMP grenades, the sniper shots, the Trandoshan slavers with their scatter-blasters, and of course the Republic Commandoes themselves obviously.
It's weird, but I like this story arc a little bit, just not enough to be excited about it. I feel a little let down they've kicked off the season this way but I'm hanging in there for what I hope is big payoff.
On the issue of the Super Tactical Droid (that's really creative), I'd like a figure and the droids in the series sort of look realistic anyway. I just think the existing Tactical Droid is pretty poopy as figures go these days, so I'd prefer something new since that looks a bit different I think. Realistic or animated I'd probably be interested in that one, but the way things are going as I see it, realistic is what I'd count on. I see nothing there that would make me think it would look bad, realistic. It wouldn't look too different than animated even I think.