Play a game today and you're going to be playing a space marine or an elf. Okay, so it's a massive generalisation, but seriously, just what has happened to variety in video game settings and themes? We have here a medium in which any world that can be imagined can be built with tangible believability, but the industry falls back on the same tired old sci-fi, fantasy and post-apocalyptic tropes over and over again.
And it's not like anyone has to invent a new genre. There are plenty out there that are just perfect for games. Seriously. So many that (GamesRadar)'s managed to write a feature all about them.