With video games, as all things, some techniques become a little old. Some get older faster than others, and some stay fresh through the ages. Some of them entertain us, while others just make us want to gouge out our eyes. There are some cliches in gaming that are so old and overused that we groan as a collective every time we see it.
What are some of the worst video game cliches you have ever encountered in your life as a video game enthusiast? These cliches can span the entire spectrum of gaming and entertainment, so as long as it is in a video game, and it is cliche, you can share. Are there any cliches that you particularly enjoy, or think are a nice addition to any game? How about ones that make you want to throw a fit right when you see them?
For example, one of the most irritating things to accomplish in games are suitable boss battles. Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing boss battles out there. My favorite in particular is Jack of Blades at the end of Fable. A game that does, in fact, do this poorly is Bully. The final boss is pathetically easy to beat, and is no tougher than enemies found in free-roam during the game.
If you have any particularly annoying gaming cliches to share, post them up!