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(Some Guy)   The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clich�s   ( divider line
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3202 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Sep 2001 at 10:25 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-22 10:57:06 AM  
And let's not forget the most famous one...

2001-09-22 11:00:58 AM  
Bwahahaa. That was just so great and so true!

I like the Logan's Run Rule.
2001-09-22 11:34:51 AM  
Neato... I submitted one to this site a long time ago. I was given credit at the bottom of the page, but my name is spelt wrong!
2001-09-22 11:53:18 AM  
The funny thing is, the so-called "original" and "epic" FF, has all the cliches stated in this article....

Maybe console rpg fans really are, you know, touched in the head a bit.
2001-09-22 12:58:01 PM  
I'm always amazed by the sheer number of nerds out there.
2001-09-22 01:25:47 PM  
Flirbnic, which was yours?
2001-09-22 01:46:11 PM  
Nerds r0x0r.
2001-09-22 01:49:59 PM  
Mine is #12:
Let's Start From The Very Beginning (Megaman Rule)
Whenever there is a sequel to an RPG that features the same main character as the previous game, that character will always start with beginner skills. Everything that they learned in the previous game will be gone, as will all their ultra-powerful weapons and equipment.
2001-09-22 02:42:14 PM  
Yes, FF may have a lot of cliches, but it still mixes things up enough in each game to hide it.
2001-09-22 02:58:26 PM  
THe only console RPG that I know of that has none of these is Anachronox (Well, it might have a couple)
2001-09-22 04:26:58 PM  
I wasted my money on a Game Boy Advance and got "Castlevania: Circle of the Moon". I'm a little confused as to what the game is exactly, because there's no turn-based battles, but you get EXP when you defeat enemies.
2001-09-22 04:35:40 PM  
Oh, and Earthbound for the SNES beats the crap out of any other RPG, and it has hardly any cliches. The hero's dad frequently communicates with his son, even though he's only on the telephone. You have to call him to save the game! Let's not forget the Mobile Sprout and Kraaken!
2001-09-22 05:15:11 PM  
Yes! Earthbound! That is the funniest game ever. The names of the humans you fight are so funny. And Mr. T is in it!
2001-09-22 05:36:16 PM  
I don't think they mentioned that if there are guns in the game they're almost always the weakest weapon compared to someones fist, a sword, a bag, etc.
2001-09-22 06:38:58 PM  
I submitted a few things to this a long time ago as well! The sword one, You Do Not Talk About Fight Club and Stop Your Life (Setzer Rule) were submitted by me! I'm credited with my actual name, Alex.
2001-09-22 07:21:28 PM  
Second Law of Travel

There will be only one of any non-trivial type of vehicle in the entire world. Thus, only one ocean-capable steamboat, only one airship, and so forth. Massive facilities will have been constructed all over the world to service this one vehicle.
2001-09-22 08:35:43 PM  
ahhh; it's funny cuz it's true.
2001-09-22 08:55:23 PM  
A good and funny comic based off this concept can be found at Enjoy.
2001-09-23 03:26:45 AM  
We need more RPG's like Fallout,and less of this modernly magical stuff.So there.
2001-09-24 03:09:48 PM  
Wait! That Was A Load-Bearing Boss!...classic
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