It was pretty ok! The changes they made gameplay wise are a little suspect, but when it comes to cut scenes, characterization, and story it seems a lot better, and its still very fun to play! Cayde-6 gets super good parts & lines so far so tbh I.... I love him too LMAO But customization and shooting still feels good and thats with the super limited stuff we got in the beta, can't wait for the real stuff. The mood is a little cheapened from the first game but im 90% sure thats just because of the music so thats probably personal preference. Ghaul is cool.
It looks like you'll probably need to brush up on some basic lore before playing but yeah it looks safe to buy in so far!