Joel's animations look identical to me. It's almost like they are not using any of the new animations from TLOU2. Everything from running, crouching, throwing, vaulting and even the hostage kill is identical to the first game. Enemies do have the gore from 2 and might have have better death animations, but Joel is the same.
If I had to guess they didnt "port" over the main character animations from the sequel because they were mocapped by two female actors. And we know from the reveal, Troy Baker was not involved in this remake at all. So they probably realized that Joel would look stupid running like Abby and decided to keep the animations from the first game. That would also explain why dodge, prone and enhanced melee animations are missing despite them including their motion matching tech in the game.
James Sawyer Ford
What do you think?