Pretty sure this is a ground up remake. Not just a remaster, combat looks completely changed from the original, closer to Automata. I'll probably end up being an early adopter since I really enjoyed NieR Automata and it was my first of the series.
I got NieR Automata and disliked it. I think I got it fairly early on in its PC release. I paid $39.99 for it if I recall correctly and I definitely overpaid for it. I thought the gameplay was overly repetitive and I couldn't get into the story. I also felt the world was lifeless and lacking in any real detail. It just seemed bland, generic, and weird. The cut scenes (if you can call them that) and general story telling mechanics felt like it was stuck in the late 1980's or early 1990's. It felt like a Megaman sequel without the charm and a big breasted, hot chick in a maid's outfit for a protagonist.
I will pass on this one.
The only good thing to come out of this series are all the 2B cosplayers.