Re: Why Game Narratives Fail
To be honest, the article reads more like an attempt to debunk DE:HR's story (which is justified, if you ask me) than a full-on attack on video game stories in general, since he doesn't offer a lot of evidence to support his point outside of Deus Ex.
He evens specifically mentions several titles he feels DO have good stories and character development, so his general point falls completely flat. (No surprise there, this IS IGN after all)
His final paragraph perfectly encapsulates the ending of Silent Hill 2, for instance, and dare I say, many many JRPGs, which closely follow the coming-of-age arc almost to a fault.