So far, so good. The new music...well, people weren't kidding about it, and as always seems to be the case for me, the ones with good music are the ones I really like when it comes to space games. (See also: Homeworld, EVE Online.
) You know impressively well how to match the music to the mood of the scenes, too.
I was strongly reminded of my first thoughts regarding the Taidanii Battletrack when you used machineamb for the Temeraire and her battlegroup vaping the Demon. You don't think it would work, but it does, and very well. Haven't gotten far enough to hear any of the others in their natural environment, so to speak, but having downloaded the soundtrack I have very high hopes.
The plot is unique, and while I might quibble on some points (too little was made of some things, IMO), it is overall very well-done. Having spent a looong time moderating for an online fiction site on my Tuesdays (finally quit, probably too late for my sanity sadly) that's not a compliment I give lightly. Mission design is good, with no glaring errors I was able to detect, if sparse on the directives (not necessarily a bad thing really, just different).
It's not Derelict, and it's not Transcend; this campaign is somewhere in between in terms of the mood and the feel. It combines, in a lot of ways, the best elements of both. You're not all on your own out there; it owes much to Derelict's more conventional campaign, with support from other GTVA warships and fighters available, and all the little nuances that reinforce the fact there are people you don't see working behind the scenes on your side. But it also has Transcend's horror-esque elements, confusion, the feeling of being toyed with by something beyond your control and perhaps beyond your understanding, events that make you sit there and stare blankly at the screen for a few moments in shock or mutter "Oh ****, now what?"
In short, this is not, perhaps, perfection. But it is
, so far, most of the things I've wanted from a campaign since I finished FS1. I hesitate to call it one of the greats quite yet, because I'm not done with it. But on the other hand, I don't have much doubt I will when I'm done with it.