Comparing the first two episodes of Beast Hunters and Combiner Force... Darkmount, NV. The episode had a sense of urgency and threat to it. The Autobots can't contact each other because they are being constantly monitored and hunted. We also see the wreckage of a bass that we've grown accustomed to since the very first episode. Optimus Prime lies dying in the rubble with only Smokescreen to help him. The Decepticons are on the verge of winning the war that they've fought for centuries. The Decepticons are seen interactng with each other and the humans, further developing their character. King of the Hill (Parts 1 and 2). The episode sets the Autobots into a comfortable and almost cocky position. Bumblebee believes that the team can do anything, however they are quickly confronted with the threat of a Stunticon who is more powerful than they had anticipated. The Decepticon doesn't get much screentime in this episode, though that is fixed throughout the season. However, the end of episode two results in introducing a much greater threat to the series. I think I'll have to give Beast Hunters the edge in this one because of it's urgency, threat, and treatment of the Decepticons.