G3AR: "People are creatures of habit and if you observe the things we create or do, patterns are bound to emerge. The same applies to video games. Observe them long enough and certain game mechanics, plots, maps, dungeons, puzzles and mannerisms are bound to be repeated. With enough repetition, they lose all meaning and all we are left with are clichés, leaving you with a feeling of “ugh, I wish they will stop doing that”.
Today’s top 10 counts down the top 10 clichés used in video games. Even though a cliché is defined as something being “overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating”, the clichés on this list aren’t all bad. Some may even be considered “classics” and part of gaming culture."