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 Apr 27, 2012 - 03:28 PM - by Michael
* These Cliches Need To Die

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Hothardware has a great point: four gaming cliches really need to die.

Especially the suicidal NPCs.

If you answered anything but A, we're sorry -- you're just too smart to be a Skyrim NPC. Skyrim, to be fair, is far from the only game that uses this sort of mechanic, but the behavior of its NPCs stands out in what's otherwise an excellent title. Bandits and other low-level NPCs will continue to attack you on sight, despite the obvious disparity in your equipment and capabilities.
Attacking the player is suicidal, but worse is the suicidal teammates. Those REALLy need to die. Especially the "escort the suicidal idiot to point A" quests.
 

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