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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:04 AM        The Most Cliche of Cliches
What do you think are the most overused elements in video games??

Here's mine:

Crate Puzzles- It wasn't fun in the last 50 RPG's, why would it be fun now?
Your Character Has Amnesia- Gee, I can't remember how many times I've seen this one.
Crates- Are the level designers just lazy, or do they think that crates should be in every single room of every Goddamn FPS ever?
Save Points- I don't want to have to go through the same level 5 times before I beat the boss.
Health regeneration- Takes the tension out of what should be intense firefights. Is the AI so stupid as to just shoot the wall you're hiding behind instead of running behind it and shooting your ass?
Obvious Weak Point- SHOOT THE GLOWING RED/YELLOW THING IN THE CENTER OF THE ENEMY'S CHEST.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:13 AM       
When people make threads containing clever and humorous complaints about things to show how intelligent they are
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:27 AM       
i got a couple of them:

*sometimes in a side scrolling brawler, the least likely place where you can find a whole turkey is in either a phone booth or a garbage can

*almost every side scrolling brawler have at least 3 common weapons: a knife, a bat, and a lead pipe

*the final boss in a side scrolling brawler has a method of being unfairly cheap like packing some serious heat.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:33 AM       
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 02:43 AM       
I hate how you can go left and right in a game. That is so overdone.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 03:31 AM       
- How every mapmaker that isn't from Blizzard and every character maker that isn't a WWE wrestling game sucks or at the very least could use a little more space.

- FREE MMOs and their absolute lack of creativity.

Otherwise I'm totally content about video games, because they're cool and all.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 04:07 AM       
What exactly is you problem with free MMO's. Do you have to download everything you see?
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 09:24 AM       
When you lose all your weapons (in a side scrolling brawler).
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 09:56 AM       
a rocket launcher and/or an ubergun in fps.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:00 PM       
Food equaling health recovery. It never made sense, yet we seem to accept it in games like Final Fight, TMNT, and even WoW.

Now if you'll excuse me, I cut my finger and need to go eat a sandwich.
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 01:34 PM       
BARRELS

Also, amnesia
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 02:05 PM       
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Your Character Has Amnesia- Gee, I can't remember how many times I've seen this one.
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i wish i could complain about hating bosses that require patterns of attacking, but i really see nothing wrong with it
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 04:33 PM       
Discusion threads about cliches
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 05:30 PM       
invisible walls why they can't add stuff like batlefield and halo 3 in wich you get shot or bombed
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 08:06 PM       
in most Area 51-style shooters, barrels and crates will explode if you shoot them. also in these shooters, innocent civilians have a major disregard of their well being by getting in the middle of a gunfight.
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 05:28 AM       
cliche of cliches
overused of overuseds
exploding barrel once again
picked up a food and- here it goes here it goes
my health goes back up twelve percen'
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 05:37 AM       
The Dreaded IIT: Inexplicably Impassable Terrain.

Tell my why neither my veteran space marine nor my medieval warrior can overcome the hazards of climbing over a two-foot fence or walking up some slightly crumbled stone stairs.

The worst is when it's tied into a puzzle, when you have to find some key or do something to open a foot-high gate. It's like the developers actually hate us.
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 06:43 AM       
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 06:48 AM       
guys i like amnesia because it lets me fill in the blank on the character i'm playing's personality
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 10:31 AM       
"Last Minute Savior". Just when all hope is lost, somebody comes in to save the day or your mentor gives you something that REALLY packs some heat, then the boss fight is ridiculously easy.

But the only cliche I can think of that nobody has mentioned is the bottomless pit in the middle of anywhere. I can understand in certain sky stages, but why, in the middle of nowhere, are these ungodly deep bottomless pits of doom?
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 06:14 PM       
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"Last Minute Savior". Just when all hope is lost, somebody comes in to save the day or your mentor gives you something that REALLY packs some heat, then the boss fight is ridiculously easy.
The proper term for this is deus ex machina.
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Old Mar 7th, 2008, 01:13 AM       
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in most Area 51-style shooters, barrels and crates will explode if you shoot them. also in these shooters, innocent civilians have a major disregard of their well being by getting in the middle of a gunfight.
Better yet, GoldenEye with the exploding tables, chairs, computers, chemicals, keyboards, crates, and more!
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Old Mar 7th, 2008, 01:35 AM       
HAY GUYS WHATS THE DEAL WITH ENEMIES THAT EXPLODE WHEN YOU KILL THEM? SRSLY
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Old Mar 7th, 2008, 01:43 AM       
Guns in FPS. God Damit! There is a gun in every single one! Can't they think of anything original, I know I can't so I'll just pretend I'm smart by complaining about it.
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