This is the unfiltered Cage Experience, Ross. The other games are "less" batshit because he's been progressively put on a leash as Quantic Dream releases games. Detroit is his most sober game, mostly because it's the first QD game that has another writer beyond Cage and that guy that other guy that has a name sounding like a disgusting variety of cheese. The rest of Cage's games are more "subdued", in the sense that a trip on LSD, PCP and Thunderbird is technically a comedown once you take out the Shrooms (if you truly want to keep those shrooms and add some organic solvents as well, make the effort of playing Omikron).
The thing is, though, that when you say that there is latent talent in David Cage you're confusing having cool ideas with having talent. Cage cannot execute his ideas for shit. Why? Because he's well... He's fucking stupid. He does not know how to write. It's as simple as that. David Cage does not write stories, he writes what he thinks are cool plot-points and threads them as barely as he can without fleshing out anything. You just saw it in Indigo Fahrenheit: It kept introducing plot elements and tropes even at the end of the story, not because it answers things meaningfully, but because David Cage wanted to have AI demons from beyond the stars. It's like the elephant graveyard approach to storytelling. This isn't Jackson Pollock, this is a monkey with a brush.
Again, Detroid is the outlier mostly because of that additional writer, who clearly filled the plot ditches that Cage leaves in his wake (even though Detroid is not well written at all). In fact, if you manage to find it on sale, I recommend playing that one over the others since it does has some Deus Ex style newspaper clippings talking about life in 2038. But the main plot is just Life is Strange style melodrama for melodrama's sake, everything around it is way more interesting that anything shown in the game, because engaging with the world they've created is too difficult for Cage to engage with, since he's just not intelligent. Again, you're thinking this could've been the movie "Her" if it was ironed out, the reality is that if this was ironed out it'd come out more like Transcendence.
In short: If I had any money, I'd gift you the Modern Cage Collection on Steam.
We have such sights to show you.