I caught this collection of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 previews on Reddit.
Bullet points the reddit poster put from all the reveiws:
The combat seems to start off being a little slow for the first hour or so, but then gradually becomes exciting to play through, and what many previewers are calling the most fun to customize Xenoblade combat experience yet.
The story also seems to have a slow start, but it soon becomes interesting and heartfelt.
The world makes this a rule of three, it begins as being pretty linear until the next few chapters of the game open it up as fun to explore and breathtaking to look at.
The characters are at their most expressive compared to any other Xenoblade game, and their interactions have charm similar to the first game.
That being said, the story isn’t quite hitting the levels of the first Xenoblade so far for some previewers, but it has still been a good ride so far. Some see potential for a great RPG story once the game fully realizes itself in its later stages. A lot of previewers are eager to continue watching the story unfold, they are very invested.
The sidequest management is much better than X, you won’t be confused as to what you’re supposed to do.
One previewer says there are a few cringey moments with designs and animations, but they’re not by any means prevalent or distracting.
The enemies feel like a natural part of the ecosystem, there is still the classic sprinkling of higher-level foes into even early parts of the overworld, it’s easy to get defeated (even one-shotted), but death is easily recoverable as usual.
The music is beautiful, and very robust.
Game feels fresh and different from the first due to the quirkiness of the Blades and environments.
Two previewers comment on the English voice acting, one says it’s actually pretty good, the other pretty much says the same thing, but also seems to like the diversity of accents.
No loading screens outside of fast travel. Game looks good graphically, but there are some hits to portable mode.