I’m also enjoying it. I’m only up to the part of the story the demo was in. I’ve done a fair amount of contracts, freeplay and strongholds and been enjoying it. Obviously more content is never bad but I feel like there’s a good amount of substance. I played through the stronghold on hard and struggled, was much harder than I remembered the demo being, but it was a challenging fun. Then I did it on easy with yggbjorn and ichi, and we absolutely steam rolled it… and it was a lot of fun too. To me the gameplay is solid. I’m pretty happy with it and will be sticking around for awhile.
As far as the reviews go. Some of it I don’t think is fair, other parts are. I think the 4’s and 5’s are harsh… I get a 7. There are a lot of issues, quality of life improvements that need to be made. But everything is fixable. The core gameplay is there, that’s what matters.