Yeah, and them not having confidence has led them to going for the generic route everytime.
The novels have style, they are distinct, but everything in the trailers and promo materials have been seen again and again.
Including that promo that was literally just “see it’s connected to other stuff” despite the trailers making the world feel small and empty rather than a sprawling adventure. It’s just the city and some empty buildings to have fights in.
Eh, the books get dumb as hell during/after book four.