I am amazed by this demo.
I expected it to be complete tosh, but amazingly, I think they've done nearly everything right. (Except the right-click = action control.)
This is the first time since RA1 that I've even considered calling something worthy of name "Command and Conquer". It really is brilliant.
Anyone who is a huge fan of the original needs to play this.
I don't think the units die any faster than they did in C&C1. (with the exception of Mr.Mammoth maybe, and oooooh thank god they dumped that awful walking dog.)
Yes there are no selectable music tracks, but I can see why they did this. They know full well that it's impossible to replace Frank Klepacki's soundtrack, so instead they went for the next best thing and used a dynamic soundtrack while trying to keep with the overall feel and rhythm of the original offerings. If you turn down the sound effects and voices, then turn the music up to max, you do start to appreciate it a lot more.
On the graphics side of things it's absolutely gorgeous. It runs amazingly well on my modest machine at all highest settings. Not to mention everything loads faster than Red Alert 2 does.
I'm so glad, after the colossal disappointment that is Supreme Commander, I expected nothing from C&C3, but it looks to be utterly brilliant. I can only hope the full story works well, and that the Scrin fit in okay.