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ruroken
06-15-2006, 10:02 AM
http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html

The Noose
06-15-2006, 10:10 AM
Nevermind what I said before. I just realized what this discussion was under. ;)

FrancoDaHui
06-15-2006, 06:51 PM
http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html

this is gold
that list it's the ULTIMATE rpg cliche list hehe

JohnnyNemesis
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
Ha! Before even clicking the link, I was gonna type in the "sleepyhead" one. lolz.

mrconeman
06-15-2006, 07:17 PM
Best. List. Ever.
I love that, it provided much head nodding and lolz.

0r4ng3
06-15-2006, 07:20 PM
That's a great list. Now, let's start with other genres!

Fighting Cliche #1

- By simply holding up your arms, you can avoid all physical harm.

That's all I have so far.

Mannen som blev en gris
06-16-2006, 03:13 AM
This is why Oblivion (and Lands of Lore III) is so much better than everything else. Only two (2) rules apply to Oblivion:


70. Sixth Law of Travel
Nobody gets to own a cooler ride than you. If you ever do see a cooler vehicle than the one you've got now, at some point before the end of the game you will either take over this vehicle, get something even bigger and better, or else see it destroyed in a glorious blaze.
There's ONE Unicorn in the game and that's mine! Sadly, it's horn, even if it's the only one in the entire game, is only worth 1 whatever-the-currency-is-called.

144. Materials Science 101
Gold, silver, and other precious metals make excellent weapons and armor even though in the real world they are too soft and heavy to use for that purpose. In fact, they work so well that nobody ever melts their solid gold suit of armor down into bullion, sells it, and retires to a tropical isle on the proceeds.
Glass armor and longsword ftw!

Sunny
06-16-2006, 03:15 AM
i feel really bad for the person who compiled this list.. and even worse for those who read the whole thing (and laughed).

0r4ng3
06-16-2006, 06:11 AM
Fighting Cliche #2

You always have to be knocked down 2 times to be defeated. Also, no matter how much damage you suffered the first time, you are completely unharmed for round 2.

Oh yes, I am making this list.

ruroken
06-16-2006, 09:40 AM
i feel really bad for the person who compiled this list.. and even worse for those who read the whole thing (and laughed).
There were a lot of people who worked on it.


Fighting cliche #3

All women must have bouncy boobs and skimpy clothing.

TheUnholyNightbringer
06-16-2006, 10:51 AM
Fighting Cliche #4

- You are Superman, able to fight at 100% health and destructive power, until your opponent puts in one last punch and you crumple to the floor like a nancy.

Good link, by the way.

H1T_That
06-16-2006, 11:01 AM
Fighting Cliche #5

no matter who/what you are, you're always able to jump to the exact height of your opponents head.

TheUnholyNightbringer
06-16-2006, 11:05 AM
Fighting Cliche #6 and #7

- The fighting arena is always 18 feet wide, no more, no less. You can move towards or away from your opponent, but never left or right.

- If there is an audience watching the game, they can cheer, and move their fists up and down. Nothing else.

T-6005
06-16-2006, 11:10 AM
Cliche #8 -

When victorious, a fighter will always strike the exact same pose. Occasionally a wind will rise up after victory, for no other reason than to ruffle part of the character's clothing.

H1T_That
06-16-2006, 11:13 AM
# whatever its up to.

the voice over will always have the deepest american accent. Ever.

# whatever

a time limit is always given to choose your character, this time limit is usually 10 seconds.

The meaning of life
06-16-2006, 11:16 AM
Cliche #8 -

When victorious, a fighter will always strike the exact same pose. Occasionally a wind will rise up after victory, for no other reason than to ruffle part of the character's clothing.

That is just real :)

TheUnholyNightbringer
06-16-2006, 11:16 AM
# Whatever -

- There will always be a token hot chick. The hot chick will always wear tight and/or revealing clothing. The hot chick will ALWAYS be tougher and more difficult to beat than the disfigured guy, the guy in full Mail armour, and the guy with 4 arms.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
06-16-2006, 11:17 AM
Humorous list. I loved #20 and #54 the best.
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Cliche #?

The villians and monsters you encounter will gradually enhance in power and appearance as you continue through the game.

H1T_That
06-16-2006, 11:17 AM
# whatever

button bashing is always the best tactic, even during the menu's and character selection.

0r4ng3
06-16-2006, 12:29 PM
The only way of harming someone who is holding their arms up is to grab and throw them.

mrconeman
06-16-2006, 01:46 PM
Fighting cliche #?
There will always be two characters in the game who equal each other in every area, and they will always be the most popular characters in the game.

JohnnyNemesis
06-16-2006, 04:17 PM
i feel really bad for the person who compiled this list..

Yeah...checking one's e-mail every now and then is pathetic! =P

Isolated Fury
06-16-2006, 04:20 PM
No offense or anything, guys, but a lot of the fighting cliches don't apply to Tekken and a few other recent fighting games.

0r4ng3
06-16-2006, 04:34 PM
Yeah, well, not all of those RPG cliches apply to recent RPGs, either.

OK, I lied, they all do.

Endymion
06-16-2006, 05:12 PM
earthbound ftw.

SaiKYoU
06-16-2006, 05:50 PM
54. I Don't Like Gears Or Fighting
There are always giant robots. Always

hahahaha, so true...

Sinister
06-16-2006, 06:07 PM
earthbound ftw.
oh fucking fuck YES. I'm going through it for the third time, and I still love it as much (if not MORE) than the first time.

All About Eve
06-16-2006, 07:39 PM
Oooh, I forgot I never downloaded Earthbound. I'm not sure if I should (re)start FFIV (I'm terminally stuck), continue FFVI (only one cave before Kefka's tower), or download Earthbound.

Edit: Good link.

Sinister
06-16-2006, 07:57 PM
download Earthbound.
Do that, you won't regret it.