YOU ASKED FOR THIS, SPOONThe Good
The campaign is almost 100% free of bugs and technical writing errors. Or it was when I got to it, anyways. Seriously I'm pretty sure there's more polish on this than there was on WiH when it got released.The Bad
The new character designs are effective and unique. They also provide, for whatever reason, the impression of somewhat greater age than those from Wings of Dawn. That's good for this campaign.
It's a relatively simple story, but it's told very well. (So well I almost didn't notice the first thing in The Bad.) Execution typically counts for a lot more than initial concept anyways, and the execution here is superb.
There's a part of me that rebels over the somewhat sudden addition of a second person, with no previous contact, who suddenly develops a more-than-professional interest in your character. (Or at least that's how I read the dialogue.) She also acts like pretty much no Cyrvan we've met before, counting those from the Ask A Character threads. The campaign's too short to really deal with either circumstance effectively, but someone not quite so familiar with the genre might not respond to the cues as positively. (Or it may be the other way around, I don't usually make a habit of dealing with harem stuff.)The Ugly
For whatever reason, Terran fighters and Cyrvan missiles don't mix effectively and often cause you to be damaged by your own missiles. I usually end up having to avoid firing in situations where WoD encouraged you to be profligate with missiles. It's a kind of crappy transition.
I actually find it quite difficult to get anything besides the True End unless I'm intentionally trying to do so.
I may have to retract the bug statement, as for some reason I never got the cracking effects. Not knowing at what level of damage they kick in that may not be a bug.
The last cutscene doesn't offer a very good view of what's going on. Sure you get the gist of it, but it's somewhat crowded visually and not very aesthetically appealing, nor does it offer a chance to get a good look at most of the ships involved. And since we're seeing them for the first time, that's immensely disappointing.