I appreciate logic, so I can handle if it's a little bit more extreme than the first. So long as the internal logic and characters remain strong.You should! A lot of people didn't like DR2 (which I can understand) because from the very start it takes a less grounded approach than the first game, but I enjoyed all of the characters more than I did in the first game, and I think the overall plot was more interesting.
The anime's biggest problem is that it took a lot of things from DR2 that were left vague and interesting and gives them really boring explanations.
I think the reason for the animes' failures is because they abridge series known for story details and characterization into 12 episodes, and instead focus on the over-the-top style of it, rather than the internal logic.
Watching the first one, it's painfully clear all they care about are the trials and they gloss over as much as possible to get to them every 2 episodes. And it's not like those are even done well either.
Characters routinely will pull clues out of their ass that were never set up before, at all, for no reason. Totally wrong approach for the style of game it really was.
They went out of their way to make it appear as more style over substance, which baffles me.