Somewhat mixed on XC when I played the 3DS port years ago. There’s a good amount of nuance to the combat system, I actually like the pseudo-MMO design there. The setting, characters, and music are all pretty great.
It unfortunately has a massive bloat of JRPG filler content, something like 300 quests that are variants on killing a few monsters or picking up random items (often with no direction on where to find them). The inventory interface has two different junk tabs that both can contain sidequest-important items. The equipment and crafting systems are a nightmare.
I though there was potential for future games to be more focused experiences, but XCX dumps a ton of systems on top of what was already there, and XC2 is just an awful game IMO. Maybe this remake will soften the points of friction from the original.