I watched recent tournament casts of DoW 2 and it’s still pretty awesome. Graphically it’s so attractive they ripped/sold/outsourced the unit graphics and made a twin stick shooter out of it a few years ago (Warhammer: Kill Team), which was fun for a couple hours on PS3. It actually might have been just a bit more fun than Helldivers. DoW 2 makes a great case for voice actors getting residuals, imo, because that game is carried by their vocal performances. You never thought RTS unit responses might be considered art until you heard the growl of the Chaos Sorcerer or the Human Commissar barking orders.
Then i saw videos of DoW 3. It not only looks worse than DoW 2 but it’s the bastard child of DoW 1 and a MOBA. It’s unit spam and base building, where the units you built are the equivalent of MOBA creeps. The whole point of MOBAs was to get rid of base building and trash units so that you could focus on your hero powers and micro. It’s as if they reverse engineered the problem in their misapprehension of the solution.