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Old 5th Aug 2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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Top Ten Game Clichés

1Up has a short and sweet article on the Top Ten Game Clichés that must die!. Among them, one of my personal favorites:

Exploding barrels

Again, a little warehouse management can go a long way. You work in a field that's prone to random assaults and frequent gunfire, yet you spot your adversaries some free bombs in strategic locations. Some of you even tell your henchmen to hide behind them for cover. And if you survive Johnny Rambo's attempt to take you down, good luck getting hazard pay.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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And spiders. They are everywhere.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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The most obvious:
You are on a one-man mission to save the univrse/world/cute chick.

Most Over-used:
Your nemisis will leave items lying around (ammo/weapons/information) that you can use to defeat them.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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Question ?

They forgot their light saber and a misplaced force grip target hurting them in ways and places they'd forgotten they had..........
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 06:07 PM   #6
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They shouldn't of said "moving crates" they should of just said "CRATES!". Crates should be number 1. They're in almost every videogame you can find.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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Ridiculous portrayals of females

Women have breasts. Get over it.
What about the often ridiculous portrayals of MALES?

Men have muscles. Get over it.

(BTW, I'm a heterosexual female.)

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They shouldn't of said "moving crates" they should of just said "CRATES!". Crates should be number 1. They're in almost every videogame you can find.
How about "SMASHING crates"!

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Old 5th Aug 2005, 06:44 PM   #8
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Up and comming game cliche?: physics puzzles?
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 06:46 PM   #9
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LOSING ALL YOUR WEAPONS OMG
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 07:02 PM   #10
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Up and comming game cliche?: physics puzzles?
Indeed.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 07:13 PM   #11
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Thanks for that supremely anticlimactic ending by saying your favorite is number one. Good job, guys. Really.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 07:22 PM   #12
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Old Man Murray already covered crates

http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/39.html
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 07:31 PM   #13
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What about the often ridiculous portrayals of MALES?

Men have muscles. Get over it.

(BTW, I'm a heterosexual female.)
Yah, makes you wonder if they put 'roids in the health packs....

(Though that must explain the Quad Damage putting you in a rage....)
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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Up and comming game cliche?: physics puzzles?
Yea definitely. I already began to tire of it after a few hours of playing HL2, Valve went total overkill with it IMO. That and the exploding barrels...
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 08:01 PM   #15
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Yea definitely. I already began to tire of it after a few hours of playing HL2, Valve went total overkill with it IMO. That and the exploding barrels...
Tell me about it, they even had a room full of exploding barrels. :P
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 09:15 PM   #16
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LOSING ALL YOUR WEAPONS OMG
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I don't get it...

Do you mean like losing all your weapons when you get killed in UT?
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 09:23 PM   #17
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I don't get it...

Do you mean like losing all your weapons when you get killed in UT?
No, he means losing all your weapons in singleplayer: usually because someone captured you and you just managed to scape, so now you know have to survive with your fists/knife until you find a new weapon/your previous belongings. As in GTA:SA, MGS1, MGS2, DOOM 3, HL2, Chronicles of Riddick:Scape from Butcher's Bay, and countless others.

I think exploding barrels is one of the best. It's funny how nowadays if you find a barrel in a game, it's there to explode, no question: Riddick is a pretty recent example.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 10:29 PM   #18
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Thanks for that supremely anticlimactic ending by saying your favorite is number one. Good job, guys. Really.
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Old 5th Aug 2005, 11:32 PM   #19
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They forgot obligatory sewer levels, crawling through air ducts and toilets (with or without enemy in midst of using them).
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Old 6th Aug 2005, 01:26 AM   #20
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They forgot obligatory sewer levels, crawling through air ducts and toilets (with or without enemy in midst of using them).
and partially related: no matter how fortrified an area is, they always leave the keys lying around outside their massive doors.

Hmm...I'd think that the "one-man mission to save the univrse/world/cute chick" would be nr. 1. That, or the fact that over 99.9% of the women are 18-25 and have perfect measures.
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