Lover of beat'em ups!
Yeah, problem with that. What happens when the servers go down for "live services" games of that ilk. Just look at games like Battleborn or Evolve. Anthem is just sci-fi destiny clone that is going through "fixing" and Fallout 76 is just another multiplayer, survival game, that you can find a dime a dozen on steam.I'll pick the multiplayer "live service" one over the cinematic, story-driven cutscene-abusing single player one.
I don't like abusive cut-scene story games either (except Asura's Wrath, but that is a whole another game altogether), but if the game does not gain any traction, popularity, or the servers eventually shut down, the game disc/app might as well be dead weight (Balrog voice). And I will take the smaller indie titles over either of the two trends you just mentioned. Especially when a lot of these smaller games are getting physical releases if there is high demand or the game does well digitally.