I've actually been wanting to play Noctis for a while. I remember seeing it mentioned in a thread on a certain imageboard, and I was intrigued. But I then forgot about what site it was from, so thoroughly that I even forgot that I had bookmarked it. It looks just as cool as I remembered thinking it was.
I don't think simplicity is bad at all. If anything, I think more games need some of its fat trimmed off. I think having focused, if narrow set of mechanics is a good thing, though there is still charm in having complexity for the sake of properly simulating a real life task.