So I have had a while to play this game because I preordered the deluxe edition, so let me state my opinions:
This is... odd. You don't get many credits in the game (however I have experienced massive credit gains for seemingly no reason), and gaining ranks is very time-intensive.
Amazing. Enough said.
Pretty good when compared with the first game. The redone cooldown system is definitely interesting. Blasters with high cooling power are great, but you can miss the yellow bar really fast. Blasters with low cooling power are also really good because you can hit the yellow bar very easily.
Heroes are pretty good, but I find Leia, Lando, Palpatine, and Vader somewhat underwhelming.
You may be confused as to why I mentioned Vader, but his force choke is... strange. How do you even deal damage? It tells you to press the right trigger, but that rarely does anything.
Plus I hate Ion Disruptors. How in the heck are you supposed to fire them?
Overall, this game is really fun so far. It is satisfying to join a group of your friends and unleash maximum firepower on targets. I recommend this game, but just be warned of the quirks.