I think that the graphics employed in this 3-part episode are the best I've ever seen here on Newgrounds. The effect of nuclear bombs on real cities reach, if not complete realism, a degree of plausibility that can't keep me from congratulating to whoever conceived, designed and shaped those parts.
The architecture really behaves like architecture: some structure are not annihilated at first, but collapse little by little, while first the radioactive and secondly the shock wave hits them.
It's a magnificent scene.
Backgrounds and landscapes are also great; the way trails slowly disperse in the sky, in this and other parts of the first episodes, is so realistic it shocked me.
Now I wonder how much effort you put in this, and mostly how much time and money, to come up with such a perfect beauty.
I also watched the teaser four years ago, and despite all other people is saying, I still believe you took GIANT leaps forward in improving your animating skills, already at best back then.
I also heard that some people were putting forward critique over historical realism. I study International Relations, so I should be the first to criticise the fact that Iran amasses that huge stockpile and missile vectors (or nuclear submarines) to hit the U.S. in this short time; or that a war between Iran and the U.S. is not a World War and would not develop like that. But this is merely splitting hairs: I don't believe any of this matters when it comes to fiction.
Here we are talking about a huge effort of describing a nuclear war hitting the U.S., whether it be Iran or another state, or even no states, it matters the least.
If this review sounds too much like a straightforward eulogy, well, I think it could be due to the fact that it really is. I can't find a flaw in this series.