With NEXT Bronze and NEXT Silver coming back in rotation, it is now viable to use the full NEXT suite of ices.
The best cards to combo with a suite of NEXT ices are Executive Boot Camp and Surat City Grid. Those cards allow you to rez your ices early, and for cheaper. This is important, as NEXT ices are good only if you have many of them rezzed. Otherwise, when there is only 1 or 2 NEXT ices rezzed, they are pretty weak.
Because of the influence cost, it will not be useful to use NEXT ices outside of HB.
Ice destruction is the best tool against NEXT ices, since every ice destroyed make the whole bunch of them weaker.
NEXT Bronze is an auto include in any NEXT suite of ices. Having a cheap ETR that get stronger the more ices are rezzed is nice. For such an ice, I would have thought it would have the Barrier subtype, but it is a Code Gate instead. NEXT Bronze is the HB equivalent of Ice Wall.
NEXT ices, like Bioroid ices, suffer a bit from being all too often Code Gate.
The art is consistent, if not very inspiring. The quote is business like, which is a perfect match for what this ice is : a bit boring, but reliable.
Yes, I realize this is basically the same review for NEXT Bronze and for NEXT Silver. But those two are basically the same. On tax with strenght, the other tax with subs.