Works for all kind of settings. When I do composings I always try to tell a little story. That way it is way more interesting.
Even when I am writing or doing a new rpg charakter for p&p rpg's I write at least one little scene with them, while I create the charakters. Gives them a lot more depth and then the rest is coming somehow on its own.
I've heard another artist say this too. He made a video explaining how to make your art better without actually improving your skills. Simply add story. He showed an example and he was absolutely right. Because humans love good stories, he said. Stories have always been part of our lives. The give more value and depth to an image. Thanks for reminding me