I don’t necessarily disagree with any of those points but the medium is still young. Games have the ability to tell a story with you right there in it and that strength has yet to be fully realized. Maybe we will see more Journey-like games that blend experience and narrative into something that can be felt instead of told at you in a rigid old school way.

But yeah, probably not from the mainstream devs. Indie/kickstarter games have the most freedom to be creative like that.

I still enjoy stories in games, though. Dragon Age 2 was a boring game, but the character interactions and plot were interesting enough to keep me going.