Top Ten Worst Video Game Cliches

We have all experienced this. You know, you are playing a game and you encounter something. Something you don't like and you hope to dear God that its not a reoccuring thing. But no it comes back not just in this game but in many games. So what better way to rant than to create a list about them, the top ten WORST video game cliches.

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81 No continues
82 Invincible enemies
83 Weak spot for boss battle
84 Explosive barrels
85 Regeneration
86 One line villager

I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took and arrow to the knee

I think so many games would be so much better, I every time you met someone, they didn't just say. "Your the new guy, right? "
I'm ashamed to say it, but (loz) Phantom Hourglass is the most annoying in my case. When you done with the Goron part of the plot, all that they say for the rest of the game is (around the same as) "Your leaving?! Please visit..." I've revisited the island as many times as I could stand the boat ride, and they're still sad about me leaving soon.
I expect more from such a ground-breaking franchise than Gorons with amnesia.

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87 Fetch quest

This is already on here

88 Silent protagonist

This is already on here

89 Random animals have wallets
90 Being 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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91 Short endings

I'm talking about you Resident Evil series!

92 Scottish Mad Men

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

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93 Helpless female characters

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

Like Princess Peach or Elise.

94 Antagonist 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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95 Enemies that take your items

Tloz MM Takuri... Enough SAID

96 Secret Princes
97 Bosses 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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98 Mortal Kombat Perfect Play AI in fighting games

Good GOD, the Intensity 8.0-9.0 AI in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS...

99 Nerd stereotypes
100 Evil doctors
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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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