I'm not going to say I loved it but the first game was fun. It suffered from a terrible story/writing but everything else was pretty decent. I do think that the progression was a bit fucked up too, you go from totally underpowered to zipping around and destroying everything way too quickly. That said the core gameplay loop and worldbuilding was pretty good which counted for a lot.
Just like the first you'll prolly need to find the meds that stop it.
I don't know, that was such a silly mechanic. It was never truly a problem and just ended up being a minor chore. If they dumped it I can't say anyone would miss it.
Watching: The Last Dance