2 video game "bogarts" from Clone Wars...
-First, in one of the ARC Trooper episodes, the one troop raises his rifle and there's a "click click" sound, which sounds like someone "Lock and Loading" a weapon... Anyone know the sound I mean?
This was actually a soundbite from the original Dark Forces game from WAY back when. Took it direct and put it in Clone Wars. Cooooool homage to a great game.
-Second is the steaming lightsabers... Or I think it is personally. In Jedi Academy (the last Dark Forces/Jedi Knight game), there's several duels you perform as the main character in rain ranging from thunderstorms to downpours that go from a dead stop to light to heavy. The sizzling lightsaber is exactly the same... I think they pulled that from the game personally... Otherwise it's just an eeerie coincidence.
Anyway, onto my impressions of the Anakin/Assajj episodes...
I'll keep this short, but basically I enjoyed them. A bit much at times with the hopping around and things, but that appears to be a theme to the Clone Wars. Lots of over-the-top Jedi action... Use of force powers beyond the films, etc...
It's neat, but the Assajj/Anakin fight came into its own in the last episode when he offed her using the darkside. GREAT climax. Great enemy pawn character. Great effects to show him "turning" and using his dark powers. Great death for Assajj. Great weather effects with the thunderstorm to set the mood.
This episode, in and of itself, embodies Star Wars, and the hype that SHOULD circle Episode III.
Great stuff, and a great way to show Anakin's not just disobeying orders, but he's also acting out on his dark emotions now... Anger's going beyond vengeance for a loved one, but to all out rage when fighting his enemies. Overpowering them as Luke overpowerd Vader himself at the end of ROTJ.
This is right up there as the best episode of the series. Can't wait for the last two, to see if they top it. Good stuff.