Re: No Innovation in First Person Shooters
FPS are generally about getting sweet graphics and engines and not too much about storyline and innovation. There have been very few innovative FPS games. Doom III had a few innovative features like the flashlight switching gameplay style (which I happen to like), the PDA, and the new console mouse interface that eliminates the need for a use button. If you want innovation check out RPGs as IMHO they are the most innovative games out there. Neverwinter Nights HOTU was a good game. The BG I and II series were great. Also take a look at Dragon Age which will probably be released in two years, but it looks great!