I tend not to let people decide what I buy. I've seen a lot of stuff from game play that I don't like at all. Especially the kingdom building. Only reason I'm going to get it day one is because I'm getting it for $35 from Best Buy,otherwise I'd be in your boat too and pass on it till a price drop
It's not so much that I'm letting him influence me, I've had these fears ever since it was first revealed, he is just confirming them. I wasn't a fan of them dropping realistic character models on the overworld for chibi models, I wasn't a fan of them dropping familiars for higglededies or whatever those little pikmin looking things are called, the kingdom building didn't look great when they showed it. On top of those initial concerns I had, I'm seeing some reviews saying that there is alot of padding and poor story pacing. Not sure this is the game for me, with other games releasing soon that I want to play, like Sea of Thieves and Far Cry 5.