How do you avoid spoiling a game?
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:38 AM
I listened to CheapyD discuss the game with fellow co-host Shipwreck and heard him explain why he doesn't read the scripts because he doesn't want to have anything spoiled for him.
He made me think how I as a gamer try to keep my games as fresh as I can before I play them. I watch previews and look at news about upcoming games I would like to enjoy. But, I don't look at EVERY bit of news because I believe it can really saturate the game for me.
How do you keep a game from being spoiled? Do you block news about the games from your sight? Do you not talk to friends who are playing the game in fear of hearing a huge spoiler?
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:44 AM
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:42 AM
That Alan Wake situation sounds very odd. However, I just read the Onion A.V. Club's review of the game last night, and they make it sound like the developer wasn't confident enough in their own story to let it stand without a lot of hand-holding (via the voiceover narration), so maybe the foreshadowing collectibles are a symptom of that.
Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:59 AM
A friend of mine that enjoys spoiling games for people posted the endings of both on my Facebook wall. He rarely ever does it, only when it's a game he knows has next to no replayability that I'm planning on playing.
How did they get spoiled for you?
Posted 21 May 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:10 PM
I had to do this for metal gear solid 3 and 4 and that was the hardest because there was constantly something about them popping up and I did good as I really didnt know anything about them. I did the same thing with heavy rain and alan wake as well.
I only do that on games I really really want to play. Because I want to sit and enjoy the game and take my time and experince it as best I can amd be surprised.
I actually get angry some when something is spoiled for me. Ever since I was a little kid and standing in line for empire strikes back and the showing was letting out for us all to go some asshole walking out is yelling "Oh my god I cant believe vader is lukes dad!" everyone was throwing shit at them and I was upset he spoiled it for me, if I was bigger Id kicked his balls.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:33 PM
I don't get any gaming magazines anymore, nor listen to gaming podcasts etc.
Usually works out fine. I didn't know much of anything about Mass Effect 2 before playing it as I didn't read anything. Loved the first one and it was a must buy for me, so no need to read previews, reviews etc.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:23 AM
I played Red Faction: Guerrilla and I thought the ending for that kind of sucked too.
I'm playing Red Dead Redemption right now and while I like the open expansive game world I don't like how the game started, so chances are I'm going to hate the ending of it as well.
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