The combat reminds me of Xenoblade Chronicles' (not that it invented this style of gameplay, but it's the one I played the most that features it), which may seem messy at first, but there is quite a bit of strategy there, especially on the tougher fights.
"The update that aims to fix the game's controversial Chapter 13" reads the youtube description. I actually played through most of Chapter 13 last weekend, and while I greatly enjoyed it I can also see why some people wouldn't. It deviates sharply from how the game has played up until that point, removing your teammates and the open world in favor of having Noctis by himself, hunting keycards to unlock doors in tight, linear, spooky corridors, taking on enemies with the help of new powers. It almost feels like it turns into a Resident Evil game or something for that one chapter.