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I-am-a-panda
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12/31/2009 11:53:23 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
There are many story clichés which annoy the hell out of me. The most immediate one is in video games, where the protagonist, often alone or with some ally, storm the most heavily guarded area in the whole game and succeed with flying colours, killing about one hundred elite guards and the boos(es), toppling the main antagonist and their company.

There's also the inside job female ally and the half-witted right hand man.
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mongoose
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12/31/2009 11:26:19 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/31/2009 11:53:23 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
There are many story clichés which annoy the hell out of me. The most immediate one is in video games, where the protagonist, often alone or with some ally, storm the most heavily guarded area in the whole game and succeed with flying colours, killing about one hundred elite guards and the boos(es), toppling the main antagonist and their company.

There's also the inside job female ally and the half-witted right hand man.

Boos? As in the ghosts in Mario? What?
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
SaintNick
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1/3/2010 6:53:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Even more cliche is the "surprising twist" at the end of stories. We've come to expect it, so now it's not surprising and just cliche.
Puck
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1/3/2010 11:36:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/3/2010 6:53:47 PM, SaintNick wrote:
Even more cliche is the "surprising twist" at the end of stories. We've come to expect it, so now it's not surprising and just cliche.

So to fix predictable endings they should resort back to predictable endings? :P
Puck
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1/3/2010 11:41:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/3/2010 11:39:10 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
Did you just finish a really bad video game?

That used to annoy me. Finishing a game in 10-14hrs of play.
I-am-a-panda
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1/4/2010 9:02:27 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/3/2010 11:39:10 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
Did you just finish a really bad video game?

Not really. I watched avatar though and cringed.
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Sylux
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1/5/2010 10:37:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Ever seen Redbelt?
There's an ingeniously executed cliche in which it ACTUALLY emotionally attaches you.
"Can you see? Do you know?
The string behind you, it's shiny and pretty.
Where is my string.
Give me because I don't know.
Give me your string.
Give me everything."
-grasshoppa
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1/5/2010 11:29:25 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/4/2010 9:02:27 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/3/2010 11:39:10 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
Did you just finish a really bad video game?

Not really. I watched avatar though and cringed.

I watched Avatar a couple days ago. I actually liked it. Sure, maybe the plot was cliche and the characters under-developed, but it was still a fantastic movie with a great Anti-Imperialist message.