I posted a long thing about this when the Beta was up, long story short, mixed feelings, issues with gameplay direction, art style is somehow even better than Xrd which is nuts, love the music too. Anyhow, if you wanna see how it plays so far and not just gimpy little trailers, here's an hour of me learning the ins and outs with Chipp. You will clearly see me get better as the video goes on haha.
Key thing to remember is that this game coming out doesn't erase Rev 2 from existence, and as someone who still plays Accent Core +R from time to time since my main never made it to Xrd (Order Sol) I will definitely keep on Rev 2 as well as pick up strive.
That's the best design Axl has ever had.
Not sure I'm into what they've done with Faust. I miss his goofiness.
Most importantly where's my Jack-O?
Other than that, can't really give my opinion as I haven't touched any of the systems. I'll probably get it just on the art style and aesthetic alone, but I may wait for the inevitable second or third release.
Axl feels VERY different now, he is more zonery and less gimmicky, gone is the dp and then ublockable stance but he has a full screen command grab that comes from behind (from off-screen) and a bunch of leaping his that create space but have blind spots close up.
As for Faust, he's kinda like a horror themed character now with the wackiness being replaced by creepyness. His items are still bonkers though.
You can see me fight both of those in the above vid, got a bunch of vs Axl matches as it goes on.
Jack-O prolly doesn't exist since Aria got back her soul, but you could prolly get Aria playable.