Cliches, conventions and traditions. There’s a fine line between the power of an archetype and the lazy paint-by-numbers approach to game design. This week we’re celebrating the overused, underappreciated tropes of the gaming world. Whether it’s amnesia, escort missions, or power-ups, videogames make use of a number of predictable and persistent concepts to solve common design problems and to give gamers a sense of security. So how much do you know about the standard clichés of the videogame world?

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