Top Ten Worst Video Game Cliches


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61Professional wrestling moves

The only wrestling moves I can think of are punches and kicks.

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62Weak protagonists

I get it your a plumber, but seriously, Mario! 1/2 hit(s)!

If there's a reason that a character, have to die severly times, whines and being annoying, and I'm looking at you, Bubsy the Bobcat and Tidus

64Not being able to do any damage to the boss as part of the plot
65Getting killed by a grenade
66Dark rooms

Especially where you can't see but you're enemy can totally see you just fine and attack you. - NuMetalManiak

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67Maze levels

*cough* Great Maze from Brawl *Cough* - SmashBall

68One life
69No continues
70Invincible enemies
71Being unable to hurt the boss as part of the plot

(sigh) Shadow Queen from Paper Mario 2.

What pisses me off about this one is that this part where you can't attack her goes on for a long time.

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72Short endings

I'm talking about you Resident Evil series!

73Scottish Mad Men

This is blatantly obvious in Oblivion and Skyrim for me with Glathir and Sheogorath.

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74Helpless female characters

Princess Peach is so helpless she even gets kidnapped in her own castle.

Like Princess Peach or Elise.

75Antagonist shoots his goons after meeting Protagonist

I believe antagonists do this just so they can use up more power for themselves. But still, antagonists would have a better chance of beating the protagonist had they not killed their henchmen. It would be strategically more difficult for a protagonist to tangle with multiple enemies and a boss at the same time instead of a one-on-one fight against a souped-up version of the antagonist. - NuMetalManiak

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76Enemies that take your itemsV1 Comment
77Save the princessV3 Comments
78Secret Princes
79Bosses that spam the exact same one-liners repeatedly

Ugh, I am now reminded of Galactus, the final boss of Lego Marvel Super Heroes... And even worse, he says these recycled one-liners AFTER EVERY ATTACK.

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80Rubberbanding AI in racing games

God-damned Mario Kart 64 Grand Prix...

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Unoriginal villains
2. Escort missions
3. Boring boss battles
1. Bosses that heal themselves
2. Cover art that features something the game doesn't
3. Escort missions
1. Invisible walls
2. Backtracking to old areas
3. Main character has amnesia

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