This season is one of the greatest of any show. True Season 2 is considered the ultimate but I think season 3 has its own merrits. I'll even list them as I did in my Beast Machines review.
The good things...
1. Optimal Optimus, Dragon Megatron, Depth charge and Tigerhawk kick ass. My favorite being Dragon Megatron.
2. More comedy.
3. Higher stakes...(A.K.A the end of all things)
4. a crazy amount of re-watch value (of which Reboot can only dream of)
5. Megatron doesn't wear a skirt (Like in Beast Machines)
6. Great Action and plot.
There are still some bad things to be sure, but not worth noting...but I'll note it anyway.
1. The end of the Beast Wars Seams Rushed...they could have used another episode or two to tie things up at a better pace.
2. They never show G1 Megatron's spark get restored
3 what happened to the rest of the stasis pods?
4. Dragon Megatron was only a 4 episode thing....I want more!
5. Tigerhawk was a 2 episode thing....(same)
6. Transmetal 2 takes a while to get used to, but hey after seeing what everyone looks like in Beast machines (Rattrap is a wheelchair!!!!! Whyyyy!!!!!!) then trans 2 is very super okay.
This is without a doubt the best CGI series made to date with Reboot running second. It will always kill reboot (which is an amazing show) because of production values, comedy, characters, plot and re-watch value....(wopping amounts of action in the form of gunfire) I bought the others and I'm buying this too, and it's so cheap!
Just don't see Beast Machines....(really beast wars seasons 4 and 5 of the series) they kind of ruined this generation and it saddens me....sob sob.
The worst part of the beast wars is that its over...but they ended it before it became old and it went out with dignity and memories to last a lifetime.