I've been reading reviews of DoW3 on Steam and a lot of people are miffed that the campaign is so exceedingly linear and intermingling with other races.
I'm still super pissed off that we didn't get:
- faction coherency, you pick a race and conquer others, you don't play other races every other mission, that's moronic and immersion-breaking
- you have player agency, you are not led by a leash through a linear campaign, through events beyond your control
- you decide who to fight and when, based on which area you attack and the accumulative decisions you made
- story vs non-linearity is false dichotomy, every stronghold map in Dark Crusade had very strong story and cut-scenes for that time
Relic needs to expand and enrich the Dark Crusade concept, not completely dismiss it.
I can't believe people in this company are so clueless that a person even has to state that.