I assume you mean the picture (i dont remember there ever being a cutscene) In which case as Kaphax said, there is a call back to it In his tent. My best guess is that it wasn’t an impactful side in TSW, and it was moved and reused elsewhere in SWL the mission is still there but is now about Danny spying on the Orochi. Before anyone debunks that claim, i was in the beta when the mission was moved, and prior to the pictures being changed, so yes same mission repurposed. I don’t think it was taken out for the theme, TSW/SWL have very adult themes, it was just one of the mission easily changed without impacting the main story in the slightest.
No need to debunk peoples personal, subjective opinion, with objective arguments. Thats no better than claiming “2+2 isn’t 4” cause that result would be “stupid”. People have different things that make them uncomfy. (To me the TSW version was a fun little side, but not really important. Now the callback is a fun little callback for those who is in the know)
I am fairly sure Ricky talks about Kaoru in a cutscene, can’t say i remember if there was or is a dialogue option to talk more about Kaoru. If there is something missing it was not very memorable to me at least, and i like the details. The most important i took from their relationship Kaoru is trans, which Ricky couldn’t care less about, but she has the Phoenician Tattoo under her skirt, which he does not approve of
As for the beginning cutscene with the dream architects, I think this was discussed on the beta forums (maybe in a very early dev stream?). Long story short: The intro would of been way too long (reason given in beta). They cut it back because the original intro was too long, and most of the time people just skipped the cutscene anyways. They wanted to implement the new guide, which would make the intro even longer than it already was. TSW had the cutscene of us eating the bee, the dream architect cutscene, your character getting recruited, and then Subway as the only guide. Eating the bee is very important. The recruitment gives us the first taste of our factions, the Subway is extremely important for the story start. That leaves the dream architects cutscene to cut out to not lengthen, something players already found too long. They DID add the dialogue from the cutscene into the new guide, so it is not taken out completely. (on a personal note i miss the cutscene all the same, but think the new guide is a much better starter guide than what we had in SWL).