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Top 10 JRPG Cliches
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Whether it’s a convoluted plot-line or endless Grinding, we can’t help but love your typical JRPG cliche. Expect to see quite a few of these on your next JRPG adventure. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 JRPG Cliches.

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Special thanks to our user Allan Trinidad for suggesting this idea.

List Entries and Rank:
#10. Magitechnology
#9. Talking Animal Mascot
#8. The Doomed Hometown
#7. Convoluted Plotline
#6. Theme of Love & Friendship
#5. SpikyHaired Characters
#4. Random Encounters
#3, #2 & #1: ???

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  1. Cliches are not bad per se. You know what you are expecting when you pick up the games. Why do you think some annual franchises sell millions every year?

  2. Missed the party composition. Every jrpg must have the following.

    Brave but clumsy hero
    Girl in love with hero
    Tough guy
    Rogue-ish character
    Mascot (mentioned)
    Mage/Witch/Mystical character
    Underage boy/ girl

  3. Everyone is beautiful cracked me up because it’s so true. Been playing Tales of Berseria and everyone is so damn gorgeous. Good guys, bad guys, mutated humans… hell, it’s hilarious that Velvet should look like Christian Bale in The Machinist and yet she looks better than a supermodel (while dressing like a homeless stripper, also hilarious)

  4. One thing that should have been on the list is:
    What’s with all the fade to black? It seems like every 5 seconds or so these games fade out and back in. What’s up with that?

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