I was massively hyped for ngs being someone who has been playing pso2 for years and other pso games before that. I'm not going to lie though, I'm just not feeling this. I liked phantasy star games because they weren't like all the generic open-world mmorpgs out there. Game play was fast-paced and exciting, and not wasted competing with terrain and long distance. The combat is pso2 felt alot better as well. This feels clunky and dumbed down. I thought the flying/gliding seemed cool at first, but ultimately I don't want to be slowly gliding around so much. I want to be smashing enemies and getting loot. Enemies do seem to have alot of hp and take long to kill, but I remember being new to pso2 and taking 100 years to kill a snow banshee, so I'm not overly discouraged by that yet.
I think ultimately my problem is I don't want an open world pso, as there are already tons of open world games out there for people into that sort of thing. I liked pso2 for being something different, and it's disappointing to play NGS and see all the sameness to other games they are shoving in it.
The one positive thing I can say about this game is that I really am digging the the weather effects. I was in an area with a lighting storm and rain and I thought it was the most beautiful atmosphere ever.