Some of the best loved games don't have a storyline as such. Think about it: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong etc...Originally Posted by SensesFail
That's not to say that only non-story games are good, just that it proves that a lack of storyline doesn't diminish the game.
Besides, there's only like 8 different narratives, just an unlimited variation of them. In effect, you're everything is down to a basic 8 stories.