At the risk of defending Machinima, Transformers failing to remember they can transform to get to where they need to go quicker in an emergency situation is not unique to this show.
But they just walk so slow in this there is, and never has been, any sense of urgency, from anyone.
It's a gentle stroll of a series, that talks a big talk and relies on that for it's sense of threat. But because everything is animated so slow (even on the few times they run) all sense of danger is lost. It's a languid show.
My oldest will be happy. He enjoys these series for the battles, and Youtube is infinitely easier to rip the videos from to put on his tablet.
Overall, it felt like the shows slowly improved from Combiner Wars (which was pretty incoherent), but as has been discussed heavily, suffered horribly in the writing and pacing. Things ended appropriately from that point of view, given
Spoiler Megatron's totally unnecessary death (he was holding the evil matrix above his head for you to shoot Optimal!), and the WTF random appearance of Starscream. Prime coming back "just because" is more forgivable, since that's his thing
This whole series feels like it would've been improved by Gary Chalk voicing Primal, as opposed to Ron Perlman phoning it in for an easy paycheque (not that I blame him).
Sadly, a missed opportunity. The three lines deserved a far better animated tie in.
I'll get there. I just wanted to wait until I could see it in one hit and then forgot about it. Remember I did CW and TR together in one three hour marathon. One day I'll find the time to do the entire thing.