A gamer will come across several "familiar roads" during the course of his/her tenure. You are familiar with these roads, be it a similar plot twist, story line, or gameplay mechanic. Though the overuse doesn't make it wrong or right (what medium doesn't use familiarity when engaging their audience), it does make the strategies cliché. Game Informer examines 10 of the most popular ones in no particular order. So who are you going to pick? The slow guy that does a lot of damage or the speedy, weak hipster?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.