Been playing this game recently and I have to say, now that Westwood's just been kinda absorbed in to EA, the C&C series really sucks. No longer does C&C have the "C&C" feel to it, it feels like some over-glorified WC3 wannabe engine with the C&C name slapped on to it. Also coupled with the fact that the requirements to play the game even somewhat decently are horrendous compared to WC3, it's just a completely horrible experience.
Packed with about a whopping 6 or 7 levels per campaign (12 counting the expansion), the game is incredibly short, and the plot line definitely doesn't help. It's stupid, there's no Tanya, and it's incredibly obviously based off of today's state of affairs.
Also, the fact that for each faction there's one little cheap thing you can do and repeat in EVERY single mission to beat it.
The United States
Build a massive airforce, get maybe 2 or 3 air fields built and fill 'em up with airplanes, and just sit there and bomb the hell out of the enemy. I made it through the entire "Challenge Campaign" in the expansion with nothing but air units.
Build a few dragon tanks, set them around your perimeter of your base and have 'em spew their flames so you have a wall of flames around your base. To top that off, get an overlord with a propoganda tower next to each dragon tank and just sit them there so your dragon tank will be healed. Also stick some artillery behind the dragon tanks and you have an unpassable defense. Then just use the US's strategy above to beat the enemy and you'll never have to actually leave your base.
Build a Jarmen Kell and just sneak around killing the enemies units, built a truck and load it up with some infantry and just drive around collecting your free units and you'll be able to beat the enemy in no time.
Blegh, it just annoys me that Westwood IS EA now and that the C&C series has suffered incredibly because of it.
And also, the movies suck, they're incredibly corny (even more so than any of the other ones in the series). They also don't feel like briefings anymore as much as they do just news broadcasts (especially in the expansion). And also, no TANYA.