Open world idea had promise, but of all the levels I enjoyed, my favorites were the more linear levels (The summer camp forest one for instance).
The day night cycle is cool, but theres no reason to not just sneak around at night when you have night vision and wont get spotted. daylight is a meme
The open world ones like the snow one are too goddamn open, I'd rather have there be more stuff around to actually explore as opposed to 15 something 3 story buildings or junkyards with miles of open space between them. Since I found myself sneaking across barren open areas at night a lot.
Found myself using the same guns almost exclusively on my playthrough, also you get the crossbow way too late in the game. The guns feel pretty good tho. Mowing down a group of mutants ambushing you feels hella good.
Load times can be really shit, although thats ony when I start up the game and speeds up significantly when I need to reload from a death.