While I can't see myself every penning a video game, this article is highly interesting. Many video games these days are completely flat - while stunning graphics-wise, the storyline is brutal. Stories like the solo campaign in Warcraft 3 or even GTA: San Andreas are compelling, not too stereotypical, and make the game much more fun. Then you have games like D&D heroes - which is an OK hack & slash, but SUCKS compared to X-men legends (which at least tries to give the characters personality)..
We NEED a great adventure game like this soon! I haven't played a truly great adventure game in a long time. Fable looked great, but was ultimately superficial (not to mention the horrible loading and occasional ill-timed crashing).