I saw this idea for slasher films like Scream and really enjoyed it :) you made points of what was standard, like "Do not shoot the guy when he is unconscious. Run and try to escape him" and "Always split up" and "Someone always dies during a sex scene"
There have been a lot of Capcom games that as far as I can see carry big simularities. Post what you thinkthey are :)
Things I can of as of this writing... always have a sexy female some where in it, always have "Quickly press teh buttonz!' sequences and always have your main character lack human emotion and stand there repeating the key word of the last sentence slowly.
"Leon, find the Front Door Key" "Front... Door Key..." "Yes, it should be with the end level boss" "End... Level Boss..." "Thats right... remember, carry your puny pistol in the cut scene and act cautious of a single enemy" "Puny pistol... single enemy... breh..."