Joined: Mar 2010
October 24, 2011 12:48:26 AM
I know that this thread hasn't had any activity in a while but I'm going to state my opinion even if no one reads it because I need to get it out of my system.
Personally I don't mind spoilers as long as it isn't too much spoiling. If I hear about something that happens in a game that I want to play, it's not going to stop me from playing it and experiencing what happens first hand. In some cases, it's nice to get a little bit of spoilers. I don't want to buy a game, movie, or book that I know absolutely nothing about (unless it's final fantasy) because I could end up completely hating it and it would've been a waste of money. Generally I will find out what it's about before I get it so I can judge whether I'll have a good chance of liking it or not. I feel like most people do this mainly cause I don't know anyone who spontaneously buys something randomly.
The reason why Final Fantasy is my one exception for this is that typically I can't trust reviews or general popularity of any Final Fantasy games because my views of FF games tend to be unpredictable. There are some FF games like FF Tactics that a lot of people told me was their favorite game of all time but I could never get into it. To be fair that could be due to it being on a handheld. Another example is that a lot of people didn't like FF12 or FF13 but I loved both. Of course there were things about both games that I didn't like but I still had fun playing them and for me that's what counts.
Sorry to get slightly off topic there. As I was saying, I don't feel like spoilers are that big of a deal. A lot of the time it will even cause more people to be interested like in the case of television shows showing previews of the next episode so people will freak out about something they saw and become curious about how that happens. Even though I don't think spoilers are a big deal, I also understand where people are coming from when it bugs them even though it can be funny in cases like Roy from IT Crowd.