I think a lot of the love shown towards Vicky2 is mostly in spite of new Paradox rather than genuine love for the game, in the same way people cherish New Vegas to spite new Bethesda.It's disappointing how low Paradox has fallen these past few years. I've been sick of their DLC policy since EU4 and I'm glad Leviathan is getting ass-fucked like no tommorow
Victoria 2 is their magnum opus, even though it's a clunky mess and shows its age, it doesn't feel like a cash grab like the newer titles with like 20 DLC
both Vicky2 and New Vegas have some pretty deep flaws, the love for the games are more symbolic of what the future could've been rather than the future these companies took us in.
Vicky2 and New Vegas are both great, but they're no where near "magnum opus," they're just not the casualized shit that these companies have evolved to feed us.