i do love stories where you go from 0 to hero. the story could be garbage but if it has that element to it, i'll enjoy it.
the games that stand out for me like that are far cry 3, freedom fighters, gta vice city
That's a good idea. Underdog stories are usually inspiring. Jedi Fallen Order, Horizon Zero Dawn, Atreus from God of War.
Personally, I was thinking more along the lines of "The Last Of Us type" stories lol. Where it's personal and has that element of humanity between two people who are just trying to survive.
Like, post apocalyptic Covenant/Banished invasion. After the glassing, the weather patterns have changed, and surviving humans resort back to tribal