So, I can't believe I haven't played this yet as I loved DOW 1 and 2. However, my initial impressions aren't great given it's quite a contrast between 2 and 3. Firstly, you don't have the same "rpg" elements as you did in 2 where you can choose what weapons/armour and special abilities your hero has.
You're also forced to play through each of the different factions. Now, DOW II gave you the choice to play through multiple if you preferred but it was on a character basis, but being forced to play each of them isn't a a selling point. I have no intention of running though ork and eldar, but alas I have no choice.
This actually makes it very hard for me to want to play, it doesn't interest me at all but why was this decided on? Did they realise it would be a limiting factor to the game or are they really that short on content they felt it was nessessary?
I still have hope that this might change, but given it's been out for almost 2 years now, I don't think it will. It's a shame really and I'll be going back to number 1