We obviously haven’t done enough
Euripedes posted a great discussion on culture and our (gamers) place in it. Sadly I have proof that we’ve not come as far as we might think.
Bookworm Adventures is Popcap’s closest attempt at an RPG and I started playing it when I was at a computer without Plants vs. Zombies. You are a bookworm named Lex and you travel through sewers littered with literature references, battling monsters by spelling words. The longer the word, the more damage you do. To do damage, you spell a word from the given letters (blue tiles are poisonous.) If it’s a real word, the “Attack” button glows yellow and you strike your foe down.
Fight the good fight my nerd brothers and sisters, we’re not there yet.