There is room for both. There are many (like me) who like the movie-like experience and aspect of TLOU and Uncharted games.
TLOU 2 plays better than the first if we talk about gameplay. Everything is tightened up, from combat to movement and interactivity with the environments. Not to mention newly added tools and weapons to your disposal. The same goes for Uncharted games.
Neil Druckman obviously put his heart and soul into the game so it would be disheartening to have people take the piss about the story. I would say that he kinda embarrassed himself by responding. Just because you think your story is amazing by video game standards doesn't mean you have something that is comparable to any cinema definining film. And that's fine.
Also variety is a good thing. We don't have many studios left creating these huge AAA games and I would be disappointed if Naughtydog's next title was a spiritual successor to Crash Bandicoot or something.
What? Huge AAA productions are still a mainstay of both Sony/MS first party and every major third party publisher. They're certainly not rare or a dying breed or anything.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)