Site Stats:

7009 Stats in 30 Categories


Search Stats:


Social Media:

@RPGGamer.org

@_RPGGamer


RPGGamer.org Main Menu
Home
        Editorials
        Old Updates
RPG Tools
        Random Dice Roller
        Star Wars Name Generator
        CEC YT-Ship Designer
        Ugly Starfighter Workshop
Youtube
Mailing List
Patreon
Mailing List
Reviews
RPG Hints
        Adventures
        House Rules
        Game Ideas
The D6 Rules
        Quick Guide to D6
        Expanded D6 Rules
Star Wars D/6
        Campaign
        Starships
        Vehicles
        Equipment
        Weapons
        Droids
        Planets
        Characters
        Creatures
        Races
        The Force
        Supplements
        Online Journal
        Adventurers Journal
        GM Screen
        Hardware
        NPC Generator
Star Wars Canon
        Rise of the Empire
        Imperial Era
        Post Empire Era
Star Wars D/20
        Starships
        Vehicles
        Equipment
        Planets
        Characters
        The Force
        Supplements
        Online Journal
Warhammer
StarGate SG1
Buffy RPG
Babylon 5
Farscape
Slaine
Star Trek
Lone Wolf RPG
Exalted
Earthdawn


Other Pages within RPGGamer.org:
Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso
Fabritech CN-15 camouflage netting

Fabritech CN-15 camouflage netting
Nanna (Droid Nanny)

Nanna (Droid Nanny)
MA5K Carbine (Variant Rules)

MA5K Carbine (Variant Rules)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 7 Episode 1: The Bad Batch



What is it ? : So, basically this is the finished version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Unfinished Episode 5: The Bad Batch with only a few minor changes (like the addition of a scene where Rex and Cody have a private conversation in the barracks), so there's no point in going through it all again.
It's the episode where the Clones are being defeated by the Separatists because their battle plans are being predicted, so Rex and Cody bring in Clone Force 99, The Bad Batch, a group of mutated Clones with advantageous mutations.
After penetrating a Separatist Cyber Centre, they discover that "Echo" a clone trooper believed dead has been captured and is the source of the clones battle plans.

High Points : Likewise with the unfinished version, the concept of non-standard Clones with advantageous mutations is a good one. And the episode now looks great, the CGI has been updated and really looks amazing instead of the poor early renderings of the unfinished version.

Low Points : They haven't toned down the superherolike abilities of the Bad Batch, which I kind of hoped they were going to, with Wrecker lifting a LAAT/i, and Hunter capable of detecting anyone, anywhere on a planet, they're more X-Men than just mutated Clones.

Also they've not managed to make the Bad Batch any less responsible for any bad attitude they get off other clones, with Wrecker physically assaulting a normal Clone Trooper, and Crosshair challenging Rex. The idea that they're looked down upon for their mutations is ridiculous compared to them being looked down upon by other clones for their behaviour.

So what do you really think ? : I liked this episode before, and I still liked it this time. The assault on the Separatist Outpost is great, and really feels like an operation behind enemy lines, and I've marked the episode up by half a point due to the much nicer CGI now, which really does look wonderful.

Final Words : So Clone Wars is back, but we've got these 4 unfinished episodes to go through first, which is a little disappointing because I really want to see the new stuff, but won't for another month. Oh well, it looks great and it's been tweaked a tiny bit, so I should just sit back and enjoy that we're getting some great episodes of Clone Wars.

Score : 8.5/10






Comments made about this Article!



There are currently no comments for this article, be the first to post in the form below



Add your comment here!

Your Name/Handle:

        Add your comment in the box below.



Thanks for your comment, all comments are moderated, and those which are considered rude, insulting, or otherwise undesirable will be deleted.

As a simple test to avoid scripted additions to comments, please select the numbers listed above each box.
8
6
7
6
0