Assuming it's appropriate to post reactions here (being very cautious with spoilers)...
First of all, this is the first freshly released campaign I've played immediately. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I'm new to Freespace, but also because of the puzzle and because it's the only one I thought would be worth taking a chance on, rather than playing an established campaign. And on that front, I'm glad I did.
I love how much this campaign interfaces with FS1 and FS2 plotwise. Mechanics-wise, it felt very old-school. Not that gimmicks are bad (looking at you JAD), but it's good to play a straightforward campaign and one without a talking protagonist.
A note about the last mission. On one of my replays, I was looking straight at the Lucifer's beam cannon when it began to spool up. I thought, "It better be firing at the planet." I was wrong.
Lastly, dogfighting in the Ulysses? Yes please!
Thanks a lot.