Shadows of Kraken wasn't all that bad actually. Maybe it's bad compared to the JADs and Vassago's Dirge or some of the campaigns from other members, but not too bad in its own right. It has some obvious quirks that I accidentally discovered by playing on Very Easy without noticing (Hostile Terran ships were never missing with their AAA beams, found out they were AAAf's), couldn't finish the fourth or fifth mission from certain objectives or events never occuring, and a Captain flying an Elysium, of all things (Which on the note of dialogue some of it is of substandard quality).
It's a short, quick campaign that despite being a first release it didn't leave me headdesking every ten seconds yelling "What the **** is this ****, what is going on here nothing makes sense!"
It was worth playing at least one time.