Hey community manager/developers,
I made an account here and am posting to add my voice as a long-time fan of the dawn of war series.
After watching the gameplay videos for dawn of war 3 released so far, I have to say my anticipation has been lowered as the dark and gritty feel and atmosphere the series/lore universe is known for seems to be missing. One big stand-out example I can give is the effects of the eldar weapons appear way too "flashy" and take away from the action.
Overall the animations seem 'floaty" and the units and melee attacks don't seem to "carry weight" if that makes sense.
Additionally the lack of sync-kills is extremely disappointing. Growing up playing Dawn of war with my brothers we would often quote famous characters and talk about particular sync-kills and how awesome they were. These conversations would inevitably lead us to go play more dawn of wars haha.
I really hope you reconsider adding in sync-kills and give more dev time to the animations. This series deserves a worthy sequel and at this point I fear DoW 3 will not live up to its predecessors as a addition to the 40k universe.