Well, they nailed the desert feel perfectly. You can sense the heat and the dryness. This whole scene looks very nice.
The tank sequence, from beginning to end, was seriously intense. While the change from stairs to tunnel/elevator shaft makes no sense whatsoever - I've been pondering on that since way back - they did handle it really well, and managed to make it awesome nonetheless. I agree with Vagrant
about it seeming like something out of a video game, I got Strong MGS vibes
Anyway, even if it was cool enough, I would have preferred had they kept it as it was in the manga. This way, it means that the Greed "reveal" scene later will be different. Also, I felt that fighting in the open space of the stairs, as opposed to the claustrophobic tunnel, contributed with a feeling of unprotectedness, both for Briggs soldiers, and
for Bradley, making his feat seem more... not impressive, becaue it was very much so in this episode as well, but... yeah, something. But more importantly
, that way Falman, Buccaneer and the rest of the crowd actually saw
all what he did out in there in the open, before approaching, which would make him seem all that more threatening and intimidating.
And I liked Falman using a cannon better than machine guns =/
Nitpicking aside, the scene was very well done. And the following figthing does not dissapoint. This episode made me realize what a bad cat Bradley really is. I mean, I knew it from the manga already, but seeing it animated brings him to another level of awesomeness.
Pretty great episode all in all. Animation was great, and music was used nicely. I particularily like the track playing in the desert, and the creepy "DANGER IS HERE" one when Father turns the tables and Bradley lets all hell lose. Only choice of song I find questionable is the heroic melody when Greed comes to the rescue. That didn't feel entirely right for the scene.
(Found an unusually high quality stream for this episode, and man, this is one of them that demands it XD)