The_Dood_Abides wrote:G3n3raL86 wrote:I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but anywayz.
Apparently, N4G posted an article from siliconera about DR on how to make a memorable villain. Main thing is that they used a picture there on N4G that's a flat-out spoiler.
Here's the link with the pic:
DR Major Spoilers
And here's asking: Why. The. Hell. they used that particular pic? Everyone who'll check that they'll get to know who the villain is.
Getting spoiled from the comments here and there is one thing, but getting spoiled by the media like this is just stupid.
http://www.wired.com/2011/08/spoilers-d ... -anything/
http://io9.com/5829720/new-study-shows- ... in-a-story
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsre ... oilers.asp
http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2 ... od-for-you
In my personal experience, there has not been a single instance where I experienced a work of fiction after having some details about it spoiled for me and thought, "Gee, I would've enjoyed that more if it hadn't been spoiled." If anything, spoilers heighten my anticipation for seeing how those things that have been "spoiled" are going to be executed within the work itself.
I believe that great writing and well-developed characters can never truly be spoiled, because hearing about great writing and well-developed characters from second-hand sources is entirely different from experiencing them directly. Plus, fiction is so derivative of the works that preceded it that you can pretty much predict the outcome of any story if you know the tropes of a particular genre well enough. Most of the time I "spoil" things for myself just by guessing at outcomes and being right 9/10 times. And the 1/10 times I'm wrong, it's because I considered two equally likely outcomes—one correct, one incorrect—and happened to choose the wrong one.
Also, DR1 first came out, what, almost five years ago? Odds are anyone who is interested in DR1 already knows Junko's role in the plot by this point, and anyone who isn't interested wouldn't care one way or the other, so why get worked up in the first place?
Well, that thing on having an anticipation after a spoiler doesn't apply to everyone. Others may feel dissapointed if they get spoiled; i belong to this category. Is there a reason for getting spoiled in heavy story-driven games? Especically in VN's, in which a picture is worth a thousand words...
And you're saying that DR came 5 years ago... OK fine, but it came out ONLY in JPN back then and most of the Western gamers didn't even know it's existance. DR exploded when the localization occured.
But this is not the main issue here; we're talking about a pic that this guy posted that it is a spoiler and anyone who may visit it (especially the ones who began their Despair trip with the 1st game) will be spoiled deliberately. This is not right. It's better having this mindset: "Who is the mastermind beind all of this? And why he/she did this?" instead of: "OK, i know the mastermind, let's see why he/she did this."
And the funny thing is that i've contacted the N4G team in order to change the pic, but they didn't do sh!t. How low is that?