To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”
If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.
Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.