While I'm not Animated's biggest fan, I've watched most of the series in order to have an educated opinion about it. I gave it a 5. I will fully admit it had some really cool action sequences and it was nice to see the Decepticons treated as an actual threat for once, but most of what I liked was nostalgia fuled. Other than a couple characters here and there it really didn't add anything new to the Transformers franchise. I'm fully aware I'm talking about a children's cartoon here and shouldn't expect Shakespeare but to me it was nothing but yet another G1 rehash with cliche' storylines and trendy 'not quite anime' animation.