Guys, if you want to be a good artist and storyteller you need to absorb other media and influences beyond popular comics and movies and video games. Hell, even beyond visual art. Read novels, science articles, history books. Listen to podcasts, watch documentaries. Dip into different disciplines. Explore stuff outside your everyday. What you create and the pool of ideas you can pull out of is expanded by the knowledge you gain. Don’t do yourself a disservice by limiting your library. You never know when some weird shit you read about mushrooms could end up inspiring you or helping you solve a design/story problem.
About the Tim Soret game The Last Night and it's "a progressive society becoming a regressive one" thing, have you ever read/watched Brave New World, Psycho-Pass, the Cutie Map two parter from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Animal Farm? Or even read survivors stories of people who suffered under the Soviet Union and every Communist society ever? Because what Tim Soret is going with The Last Night is nothing new.