Bitmob: We are all aware of the classic gaming clichés. How many times have we taken out an unsuspecting group of enemies standing too close to an exploding barrel? Can you even count all of the med kits and ammo crates you've gone through over the years? These clichés are so entrenched in our culture that we still see them in modern games.
But several new gaming trends have risen in recent years, and they're well on their way to becoming the next big clichés. These clichés all typically start the same, usually by trying to copy a mechanic from a popular game. But the net result is a feeling of familiarity and a lack of imagination. Here are five of the most prominent new gaming clichés.