Like everyone i was hyped when i saw the release trailer of DOW3. It was great to see a new Dow after so many years of waiting. My opinion didn't change when I saw the gameplay trailer introducing the space marine and gabriel angelos. But then suddenly a huge amount of hate and discontent surfaces after the trailer. I was baffled by this. Now finaly after about a year after the release of the first trailer I wish to express my opinions of the game and the critisism it has gained. Now a lot of things here are based on my own personal opinion on what I have seen of the game so take this as you will.
Now first of I don't think this game gets everything right.
-I too miss the cover system of DOW1
-Having only one multiplayer mode is stupid even though the Power core mode is almost equal to Annihilation mode from COH2 in my opinion
-And the new lascannon has no excuse.
-Toning down the effects wouldn't hurt eather.
Now that I have gotten that out of the way. To the point. First of all let's get the Visual aesthetics part out of the way. The game isn't as cartoony as people claim it is if you want something that is truly cartoony then look up Warcraft 3 and Red alert 3. The swamps of DOW3 look far more grimmer then those of DOW2. Even though toning down the effects wouldn't hurt the explosions have real impact behind them and look awesome.
Then the Infamous Lore Friendlines. If Jumping terminators is epitome of Lore insult then 40k fanbase has reached a new level of intolerance. I mean what happened to the "rule of cool" guy's? The Dawn of war series has had many moments of disregarding lore. Like the DOW2 Khorne serving librarian and the chaos contradictions of DOW1 like Krull and Bale.
My dear friends at 40k community. I AM DISAPPOINTED.
Then there is the MOBA complaining. It isn't one. DOW3 is an RTS plain and simple. The elites are like straight from DOW2 and we have armies larger than DOW1 ever had. Sure the elites are stronger than the line units but the fact that the elites can be squads and powerful gigantic vehicles makes it less like a MOBA. So no it isn't a MOBA.
Like i already said this is just my opinion on the mater and it is now yours to judge it. Here i stand and may the emperor watch over my soul.