Gideon Heap of TheGameReviews writes: "Video games are a curious beast. Their virtual worlds present us with rule sets drawn from reality yet they often use incredible settings to provide new and exciting experiences. Some imagine high fantasy or sci-fi, others attempt reality accurately, and many have a calculated mixture of both. In order to do all of this, designers have created a number of devices to guide the player along. Some of these devices have become so ingrained that players instinctively know how to react to them. But as visual fidelity rapidly rises and environments become more realistic, the more conspicuous ones become guilty of breaking the game's immersion. So, should designers scrap these lazy clichés or should they be celebrated as part of gaming's unique appeal? Judge for yourself; here are ten of the best (or worst) video game devices."