There's the triangle of why people play games. for meeting new people, to complete or beat it, and to enjoy a story. It really depends on what you want out of a game. Minecraft would be more for meeting people, Dark Souls would be for completionist, and metal gear solid would be for people who are interested in the story. Some people really don't care about the story(I'm guessing you are one of them because you check your phone while the cut scenes instead of actually watching them) however, I play games for the story. Dark souls wouldn't be for me but I know some people like that type of game vs something like bioshock where you learn the story by cut scenes, and audio recordings.