It’s fun so far, but I don’t love it either. That’s only an hour or so of gameplay.
Overland map: can’t say I enjoy trying to make sure I find all the secrets. I also want a map. Maybe there is one but I haven’t discovered it?
Interface: I don’t quite get it yet. I could have sworn I found a new weapon for instance, but I don’t see a place in the weapon selection screen that shows it. I can buy weapons, but don’t see an inventory of the stuff I have found. I see the library of stuff that shows collectibles though. For collectibles, I don’t care about finding all the music tracks, etc, so I am not seeing the charm there.
Battles: they are fun so far. I have to think about them and plan ahead, but, they feel puzzley. There is a grading system that goes by turns taken and deaths (I think). It doesn’t look like you can chose placement or anything else. It feels like Advance Wars in this way, there is a right way to do a mission and a wrong way, you need to figure it out.
I am very early yet, and definitely feel like I need to play it more, but as someone who doesn’t like puzzle strategy games, I am not sure if I would have bought it. It’s more Advance Wars than Xcom so far. (And I did not like Advance Wars.)