I've been squeezing as much time on this as I can this week, even shunning the Switch this weekend in favour of it.
Despite the makeover and infinitely slicker action, it's still very much NieR - the plot's hitting lots of interesting notes, there's even more dabbling in different genres (the shmup love is veeeery strong), and the way the game's laid out with lots of sub-quests, different areas and a hub world in between them is very familiar too. But to get back to the action side of things: wow. It's not as combo-heavy as other Platinum games, likely on account of how badly that would break an RPG, but it's still plenty rewarding. Being able to customise your plug-in chips, pod weapons, and so on all makes for a decent amount of depth in setup, and the way everything controls is just lovely.
I've finished my first run through, and will avoid saying more, but I have had some lumps in my throat, and am totally pumped to go through again.