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Post by Vectomon on Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:09 pm

Let's compile a list of all those RPG clichés! It'd be helpfull for future games so we know what to avoid. Here are some:

The "Snap! I'm late for the [event goes here]" beginning
The orphan protagonist
The slime monster
The big opressing evil kingdom plot
The kidnapped girlfriend plot
The friend-becomes-final-boss ending
The party is composed by a warrior, an archer, a mage and a fourth character (Thief, healer, etc.)

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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Dezz123 on Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:11 pm

You forgot a few things.
Students.
A burning village at the start.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by moneymenace on Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:07 pm

The last one Vectomon is more than true.

I have some of my own.
- A parent died before you were born and the other parent sends you off on your quest.
- Fighting the final boss twice. The first time in the middle of the game where he's practically invincible, and the second time for real.
- All bosses being invincible against all status conditions. So don't bother using a 'Confusion Blast' on your Slime King because it will just bounce off.
- Your main character is young and wants to take vengeance on someone for no reason. This character had no training before but is still skilled in the art of fighting.

That's all I've got.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Dezz123 on Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:10 pm

[quote=MoneyMenace]Slime King because it will just bounce off.[/quote]
This made me lol.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Shady on Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:05 pm

I got one everybody missed.

-A relationship in every freaking game.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Vectomon on Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:23 pm

Well, that's not really a cliché. Relationships are always there, in games or in the real life.

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Post by Shady on Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:05 pm

My point exactly Razz and the furry dancing thing is kinda disturbing
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Peva on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:02 pm

16-year old male hero

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Re: RPG clichés

Post by IMP1 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:14 am

Old mentor guy who knew your now-dead parents, usually father, who teaches you all he knows. And generally dies later on.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Vectomon on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:23 am

Yeah, that's a good one.
Another one is the "But this great power was scattered and hidden all over the world and now you must travel and stuff to gather them and defeat the great evil!" plot.

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Post by crazedanimekid on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 am

The hero who has to fulfill his/her family's legacy.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Peva on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:14 pm

protagonist that dosent want to be doing what he is doing

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Re: RPG clichés

Post by IMP1 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:46 pm

There's a big modern cliché of taking the piss out of clichés.
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Post by crazedanimekid on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:00 pm

The antagonist is the Hero's father.

Luke...! I am your....anybody?
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Post by Shady on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:02 pm

The enemy is ususally an Archfiend type monster
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by moneymenace on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:12 pm

I agree with IMP.

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It's unusual what can be derived from something so simple:
Monkeymenace?
MoneyMenace? - It's like it's bringing out the menace. Like moneyMENACE!
Monyemenace? - I know...
Moneymen? - I steal from the poor and give to the needy... way to make me feel like Robin Hood.
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by Light on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:13 pm

well u forget the bad guy joining your group because of a better bad guy lol
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Re: RPG clichés

Post by IMP1 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:43 am

Saving people's lives and them just deciding to join your party. Didn't they have lives before you and your ragtag group came along?!
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