I agree with this actually oh its so hard to come up with different stories for shooters. :( well come up with a new genera or game-play that works with stories. Like I dont know, how about the return of he point and click. Where a pacifist like me can play as a pacifist character who solves problems without shooting every one around him.
See this is why I am such a fan of inie games, because for some reason they are kicking ass in the story department.