The reason why I went and said that PS4 is better than BoF3, is that, for me there are some really annoying bits to the game like the Baldo and Sunder arc, the Lighthouse, and the Desert, and the fact that the party is nowhere nearly as well balanced as PS4's.
The Baldo and Sunder arc just takes way too long and it feels more like an extended version of Ryu's Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day, especially once he gets roped into babysitting a princess. And even when you're not talking about the game's sticking points, its got pacing issues with stuff like Garr's village, the Plant (both times), the Tournament Arc, any time Windia is involved, etc. Meanwhile, your party will typically consist of Ryu, Rei, and Momo at the end, and not just because Rei makes Ryu faster and Momo takes over Ryu's duties as team healer, but because none of the other characters are any good at making Ryu better than he already is without tailoring them specifically for it.
Meanwhile, with PS4, the most throwaway plot arcs are ones that typically involve major throwbacks to earlier PS games or involve Alys and Chaz's misadventures as hunters. And nobody in your party is truly useless, mostly because of the way the game is structured that give specialists their time to shine or to change up the party to let you try out different combos (well okay, there is that one guy, but then again he doesn't have long to be useless in), instead of just being the Chaz power hour, all day, every day (even if he is built like your typical JRPG protagonist, at least he's well rounded rather than being straight up better at everything than everybody but the speedster). Also you can preset combos or auto-battle with custom macros much like how you can set up easy to activate Genome combinations in BoF3.