I will say this about the game first off. It is VERY different than the other DoW's, both in campaign and multiplayer. But is it bad to do something different? No, that is how the game industry thrives constant improvements to idea of games or simply creating new ideas for games, etc.. So on that ground I will applaud Relic taking a step in a new direction. Not everyone likes it however but what can you do when you change how the game plays so much. It is bound to have people get mad over it, happens all the time. Now personally I wouldn't say DoW 3 is my favorite of them all, but that does not mean it is bad. In fact I quite like it. It is an interesting turn for the game, I have to say. Also I guess I'm not an uber fan of Warhammer 40k but I have read some of the books and I really don't get why people complain about the darkness feel of the game. I personally think its weird, anyhow, the campaign.
I think the campaign is alright. DoW 2 still had the best one by far to me at least. But DoW 3 was good still. I just have a gripe about how I wish that each mission afterward didn't rotate to the next faction. I wouldn't have minded if there was at least 2 or three in a row of the same faction then went to the next one. Multiplayer is fun quite often however, I do have to say the one game mode is a bit concerning. Hopefully this will be remedied soon enough. Gets a bit old doing power core ya know? Good game mode don't get me wrong but there just needs to be some more variety, hopefully some more maps with those new modes. I know the new races will be exciting whenever those will come around. All in all though I think the game is fine. Not bad at all, but it isn't the greatest game of all time. It is simply a good game that in my personal opinion is getting a bit of a bad wrap for doing some new game design, though I will admit it did kinda come out of left field. So that is my ten cents about the game. If you wanna discuss it more, you know where to type in this topic. Hopefully I won't get crucified too terribly by people.