It's certainly looking good so far.
I have been really giving the first one a good bashing of late, but only the single-player content.
What I have found is that the game mechanics are really good, the "perks" system is properly balanced in a rock-paper-scissors fashion, also weapon choices are balanced as well, each having strengths and weaknesses, leaving it up to the player to make their choice based on their preferred style of play. I am particularly enjoying playing hero battles as "Greedo" at the moment.
I think for NTHW, the questions will always be about clan-run servers with proper admin functions, and hardcore mode - I doubt this will be satisfied - but I hope to be wrong.