This is really... sad. Part 1 is one of my favorite games ever. The story and how it is told is absolutely amazing. I also like the gameplay. But the story and the characters were the most important. There was no political message. Just a journey of those broken characters. Not only Joey and Ellie but all other characters that you find during the game and how their lives were broken due to the outbreak and also see all those places and how it changed.
The story was sad, very sad, but there was also hope. Hell, Ellie was hope itself. What drove you during the game was hope, a sense of commitment, and then later it was love. When I was playing I felt like I really had to protect Ellie, because I loved her and because of hope for the human race.
Now part 2 seems to be only about hate, vengeance, violence. The cicle of vengeance. On top of that we have the whole "white man bad" thing. A lesbian love triangle. A trans character (not confirmed). Is this really necessary? Seems so forced. Also the death of characters we love.
I always thought the game should not have a continuation. It was perfect as it was. But you could create a lot of other stories in that world. Maybe a prequel. But this? Well, not for me.