I totally get it. Even I prefer that sometimes, I still play newer games for that reason. Stories and character/world building are awesome immersive experiences. I love Monster Hunter for example, it's tough but not insane and the co-OP online is super fun. That is coming from someone who usually doesn't even play online, I'm a single player guy. It's not story driven at all really, but it's still a great game. I also really like the "Tales Of" series of games. They are all for the most part stand alone titles but usually have excellent world building. Though there are a few duds. Add on: Also, I'm not sure what systems you have, but if you have a PS4 and ever do get the urge to play something online but dont want the randomness of a stranger judging or acting like an idiot (my #1 peeve in online gaming, elitism or ruining others experience) feel free to shoot me your psn name either here or in PM.