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Monday, August 8, 2005
Electronic Gaming Monthly Top 10 Game Cliches
7:56 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In its 200th issue, Electronic Gaming Monthly takes a look at the most tired cliches in gaming. Everything from "big head mode" to exploding barrels receives a place on the list of infamy.

Here are a few cliches from the list:

Hero's town gets destroyed

Signs it might be time to move: neighbor's kid starts messing around with swords and magic, elite paramilitary group starts harassing local residents, unusual frequency of earthquakes and/or eclipses. If you notice any of these things happening, call your realtor. A role-playing game is starting and your property value is about to go way down.

Out-of-place puzzles

Imagine if every time you wanted to go down into your basement, you had to wait for a full moon, procure a statue made of precious jewels, solve a ninth-grade logic puzzle, and then push a heavy bookshelf so that it's exactly perpendicular to your couch. All you wanted was your baseball glove, sheesh.

Ridiculous portrayals of females

Women have breasts. Get over it.

Check out the list at the link below to see if your most hated cliches made the cut.

EGM Top Ten Gaming Cliches

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