While most open-source games still lack the graphics quality and features that the latest proprietary game engines support within retail games that are backed by the large studios, their quality has been improving as with their artwork and other characteristics. As an example of this, Warsow 0.5 made it out this week with a horde of new features and improvements.Warsow 0.5 introduces new settings for weapons, armor, and its movement system...
What I personally miss from FOSS games is good storytelling, be it in shooters, strategy or role playing games. But then I can't fault those working for free on OSS projects to make the games they a) like themselves and b) have the necessary skills for, can I? If someone likes FPSs and knows how to make one, then why should they make some game they don't want to play themselves?
If you wan't something else then either pay for it, make it yourself or find other people interested in such a game and motivate them to develop one.
What I personally miss from FOSS games is good storytelling, be it in shooters, strategy or role playing games.
Amen to that. It's not that the talent isn't out there. The creative content guru's just need opensource projects to provide good tools to do so. Take a look at some of the mods and community expansion packs out there for commercial games (games like NWN pop to mind immediately).
Playing it from time to time since the early beta, this game is still really cool.
The best part about it, it's even faster than the good old Q3. Yea, I really love racing and shooters without bunny hopping are no real competition. :P
Even if there appear to be "many" first-person shooters for Linux every single one of them offers different gameplay if you dive deep enough into it.
I'd love to see something with a nice storyline, but it's very hard to do with a distributed team. Even now (10 years later) I'd be blown away if the open-source community could create something similiar in quality to e.g. Half-Life (yes, I even mean with dated 1999 graphics if only the story is nice).