3D games with substance
Did you notice that the most flourishing area of gaming on GNU/Linux are deathmatch, arena style first person shooters (FPS)? We have Nexuiz, AlienArena, OpenArena, Tremulous, Quake 3 etc. and it's all about running around shooting (or fragging) as many bots as possible with extra juicy blood and meat butchering effects.
Well, I know I know it's good for venting and when you need some adrenaline to pump up your blood, but my thinking is, if games like Nexuiz can have such awesome 3D graphics and effects and can make a good arena-style game with it, then why not use all this power and beauty to create some more adventurous 3D games, something with puzzles to solve, stories to live through and stuff like that.
There are quite a bit of such games in the proprietary software world on Windows. One of the popular notable examples is Half Life. It has an unfolding story and requires a player not only to frag as many bots as possible, but to explore a bit, finding ways out of certain situations etc. It makes things more interesting.
What do you think about this?