They definitely changed the storytelling, which makes sense because it's a different type of story now. I think the cold and clinical approach is done on purpose, because that's kind of the world that exists. I found it's different depending on the character they're focusing on, though. Dolores - most definitely cold. Maive's story was not done the same way. Neither was Caleb's.
Lol. The location, the music, the acting is great, but I'm just not crazy about the storytelling. Maybe I'm still reacting to the what the hell is going on from last season, I just find the show a little cold and clinical.