10 Dated Video Game Clichés That Need To Die

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Though the gaming medium has undoubtedly done its best over the course of the last decade or so to prove to naysayers that, hey, this is an art form that deserves to be admired too, you know, there are a few nagging clichés that developers seemingly can't help themselves from including, game after game.

And there's a good reason why we see the same annoying things in video games over and over again: they have to exist if you're ever going to have any fun. Because as much as gamers cry out for realism nowadays, a truly realistic game - one that makes you walk the actual distance between Syria and Moscow and asks you to actually reload every shotgun shell by tapping X over and over again - would be boring as hell. Which means that developers sometimes find it difficult to bypass certain tropes.

Still, despite the fact that we understand exactly how difficult it is to, say, not include these things in video games sometimes, here are 10 dated clichés that bug the hell out of us anyway.

 
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