NEO tries to satisfy both a new fanbase and the old. It doesn't succeed particularly well at either.
Asian characters are often made for the consumption of others. Valkyrie is different.
Staying educated about microtransaction design can help most (but not all) players have a safer gacha game experience.
The switch to JRPG mechanics goes smoothly, but the everyday heroes of the story can't always tell the villains apart from the good guys.