Trololo talks: Gaming Clichés.

April 11, 2013

So it seems the majority of you lot voted that you’ll update. I guess thats the decision made then. Bye Kernel!!!

I have decided to start up a once a month series called ‘Trololo talks’, it will be about things in games like ‘clichés’ and ‘pet peeves’ in games. mirroring this article a topic will be opened on the /talk forums, where the Wololo members can discuss their favourite gaming clichés!

and of course, whenever a new Trololo talks article will be written, a /talk topic will be opened

Hope you like it!  


I just played my new Tomb Raider, and noticed that whenever there were a few enemies, conveniently there were about double the amount of explosive barrels. It got me thinking how this is in pretty much EVERY game ( every game with enemies, anyway) so I wanted to know what other people’s clichés from games are.

A cliché is something that is overused, and is guaranteed to be in nearly every game.

Here are a few examples:

Double jumping– Seriously? I go to trampolining and not even on that can you do it. You look like an idiot (trust me).
Jumping out of water– Unless you are a dolphin, this won’t work. I’ve tried.
Having to break something down to get to a treasure– It makes the ‘treasure’ even bigger, with a large door rather than a few pixels
on the screen, it’s like ‘I’M A TREASURE BET YOU CAN’T FIND ME’

‘Oh look at that big door over there, must be a treasure behind it.’
The front door to my house was locked yesterday, I had a key but I thought there might be a treasure behind it if I kick it down. There wasn’t. Mum wasn’t too happy either.
Ammo/Health just in the BEST convenient place– I noticed this one in Tomb Raider aswell. As helpful as this is, and has saved my skin many times, it is still one of the most overused clichés in any game.

Explosive Barrels- Oh really? There’s 15 barrels of highly explosive barrels right next to the enemy? Great. But I’ll go stealth instead (1 accidental fire arrow later)
Oh dammit, I meant to go stealth.
That British person with a stereotypical, embarrassing accent– Being a Brit I cringe when I hear such an accent, off the top of my head, here’s a few games;

Uncharted 1(Roman) & 3(Marlowe/ Talbot), Heavenly Sword(Nariko), Final Fantasy 13(Fang).

Believe it or not, Atoq Navarro in Uncharted 1 played Talbot in Uncharted 3!


There’s so many more, I’d love to know some. So leave your gaming clichés in the comments below. What ones have you noticed?!?

On my previous article, I missed out Easter eggs. So what’s your favourite Easter egg you have found as well?

Like I said, it will be once a month. Unless of course you can come up with more for me to do! Shove your suggestions on the topic HERE or the comments below!

Next one; Pet peeves

Why did I decide to do this?

1) It’s good to have something like this

2) At the bottom of an article, I ask what their favourite gaming glitch is, and I get this as a reply;

And for those of you that are wondering, I didn’t actually get the idea for this article from playstation blog. I check it aswell and was suprised to see it!
by the time you’ve finished reading this, you’d have realised it’s my signature.

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