The great thing about creating works of art – be it a painting, a novel, song or slam poetry - is that you can draw from any experience or memory in your life in order to breathe life into your work. These inspirations can be feelings your grey matter has interpreted or outright rip-offs of the original source material. However, when it comes to modern fiction, it seems as though many game developers have all read the same books and have seen the same movies.
C'mon, how many times has GamesRadar played a game only to recognize every single influence inspiring the game developers? All the time, you say? They've cherry-picked their favorite design influences and cliches to present to you the inspirations behind games you've played. Behold!