I'm all in on this, solo ATM. Hoping they bring it to Xbox so I can get the kid in.
The graphics seem horrid at first but like Sea of Theives, the technical art is world class and the whole style grows on you and gels so quickly, for me it's one of the most beuitiful things I think I've ever played. The way lighting, fog, shadows all interact is better than anything I've seen before. Those stroms are wild! Nighttime in the forest? Goosebumps! The fog over the depressions, the eyes of the tree zombies in the dark, the 30 meter high troll getting pissed at the racket you are making at that coal deposit? Frightening! The dungeons are simple but channel that classic Morrowind vibe in a way I've missed since 2002. I think it does mood and ambiance better than SoT and RDR2. But the expeditions are actually scary, fun and profitable on land unlike SoT.
Really good stuff. Might be the first actual minecraft killer for me. Only took over a decade!