Infinite Darkness is by far the worst offender. It literally feels like a shoehorned in story. There is no explanation how the new virus strain in the “web series” came to be besides some corrupt politician having ties with Tricell. The whole thing felt unnecessary and underwhelming. I thought initially the formation of the DSO would be explained but nope, but that’s for another topic.I agree.
It's rather nippy having storylines added into the expansive lore, and while they are somewhat interesting initially, they often get left alone. This could also be because there's too many characters, and viruses, so they have a lot of material to focus on, which makes it hard to stick to one narrative.