What people mean by that is that it's a general term applied to games that are in the style of The Last of Us, Uncharted, or God of War, not necessarily ones that literally star "Sad Dads" specifically. Big budget, third-person, movie-like spectacles with an emphasis on set-pieces, realism, and melodramatic stories. Quite a few people are kind of getting sick of this formula recently, and would like Sony to scale it back a bit for the PS5.
Quite a few people are getting sick of this formula???? Maybe a small few because Uncharted 4 and GOW did better than the last in each series, TLOU is looking to do really well also. Your comment doesn’t seem to be very accurate.