To start, I love the visuals, but it has come at a cost. PSO2's visuals now look dull, like there's no bloom on glows, and colours look less vivid.
Second, I dislike the new skills system. It's kind of insulting actually, and looks like it's built for a 6 year old to understand! Do you really think we needed this over-simplyfied like it is? I much prefer PSO2 skills system. The lack of stat boosting within the system is also dissappointing.
Where's the 'parity' gone with legacy equipment, as similar star-level equipment is 'stronger' in NGS? I know it's going to be out-classed by higher star gear eventually, but really!?
The Photon Glide and Run are awesome btw and the Ryuker devices are okay, but I miss being able to teleport back at will.
The ability to explore is fantastic, especially leaping off the tallest mountain.
The augment system is interesting, but seems a bit too strict for higher-end augments.
I'll agree with what others say about harvesting etc....stuff is too rare, fruit, veg etc.
I think the swap-shop stuff is vastly over-priced.
Which reminds me, the text call-up box in PSO2 is broken, and it's pot-luck if the 'keyboard input' screen remains up.
However, game-play gets dull and old fast. Needs more variety I'm not talking about upcoming content, just more things to do other than kill and collect stuff. CASINO!!!
The detailing on characters and most of the environment is great, but trees and bushes need improvement as they are truly awful and look like they were transplanted out of PSO2.
So currently, NGS is a worse and overly simpilistic experience than PSO2 in my eyes (not because of lack of content). Hand-holding is a no-no for me when it comes to the skills system.
You announced the game too early and released it too soon. Another 6 months would've avoided alot of issues we're experiencing.