Before anything, I am on PC, and I cannot speak for consoles.
I say this, because on PS4, machines seem to be more fun…
As miss Aesyle said in a different post: when you come from Hjimfall (SP), the machines just are silly beyond anything, not measuring up to what you saw on said isle.
One of my main issues with FR is the simple fact, the FNIX is hardly there.
I ran into Proto machines, into Military, into Apoc even, but FNIX overall was just missing.
For a DLC called FNIX Rising, I figured the machines would be much more, if basically not ALL, FNIX or higher.
Especially, since you’re targetting one of the main AI sites.
“FNIX will throw everything at you.”
Still trying to find out just where this was…
Sure, I engaged the machines from distance, I used cover where I could, my main weapon was my brain.
Tactics will prevail if implied good.
But the many lower grade machines especially was a downside for me.
Hoped for a more epic battle, since it was FNIX that was targetted.
The story was quite good, the game itself is great, just the enemy lack difficulty.
Mostly due to them doing always the same, which is just boring after a while.
Heading back to Hjimfall… slightly more fun there, battle wise.