Was The Collectors' Surprise Motive Spoiled for You?

#1 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -

Hey everyone, this has been bugging me for, well, 364 days now, and I just thought I'd get around to asking others about it now. 
  
To be clear, I'm referring to the  SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content. 
 
When I picked up the Collector's Edition, the first thing I did was install the game onto my hard drive. While I was waiting, I decided to take a look at the included art book. 
 BAM. There it was, staring at me with its cold, spoiler-filled eyes. I swear, I could have cried. 
  
But I learned my lesson. What about you guys, did this happen to you? Or, unlike me, was this not the first Collector's Edition you decided to buy, and you already knew not to look inside? 

#2 Posted by SSully (4125 posts) -
#3 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -
@Vaile: 
Could you fix the spoiler bracket? It doesn't work for some reason.
#4 Edited by Jeust (10473 posts) -

Instead of being pissed, you should ask why were the Collectors doing it? 
 
And see where the game leads to. ^^ 
 
Spoilers are everywhere. Accept them, and roll with it.

#5 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@SSully said:
" You're spoiler tag doesn't work, but if i assume you are talking about the 
 
 
Then no, it wasn't ruined for me. 
"
Yeah, this. Though I was disappointed by it.
#6 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

No. As far as the art book goes, I've learned from past experience that there are usually spoilering concept art and the like in them, so I waited until after to look at it.
 
I will say that I liked the concept art better then the final design, though.

#7 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
" @Vaile:  Could you fix the spoiler bracket? It doesn't work for some reason. "
Sorry, I wasn't sure if it was a problem with my browser or my post. SSully had it right. 
 
@Jeust said:
" Instead of being pissed, you should ask why were the Collectors doing it?  And see where the game leads to. ^^  Spoilers are everywhere. Accept them, and roll with it. "
I usually try to avoid reading critical info about a game until it's intended to be revealed. I feel like, because there wasn't any mention of it before, that I missed out on what should have been a big revelation for the player.
#8 Posted by Jeust (10473 posts) -
@Vaile said:
" @imsh_pl said:
" @Vaile:  Could you fix the spoiler bracket? It doesn't work for some reason. "
Sorry, I wasn't sure if it was a problem with my browser or my post. SSully had it right. 
 
@Jeust said:
" Instead of being pissed, you should ask why were the Collectors doing it?  And see where the game leads to. ^^  Spoilers are everywhere. Accept them, and roll with it. "
I usually try to avoid reading critical info about a game until it's intended to be revealed. I feel like, because there wasn't any mention of it before, that I missed out on what should have been a big revelation for the player. "
In my playthrough that revelation came off as a bit of cliché. Looked more I was fighting a huge terminator. ^^ 
 
There a much sweeter and subtle earlier on. 
#9 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -
Nope it didn't get spoiled because I know better than to open CE art books before I've finished the game. Seriously... You expect them to not include awesome art of everything in the game out of the risk that someone getting subjected to spoilers?
#10 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5376 posts) -

I make sure not to look at art books or similar Collector's/Limited Edition content until I've beaten the game. It sucks that it was spoiled for you, but now you'll know not to look through an art book again before beating a game, so at least you sort of gained something from the experience. :P

#11 Posted by RYNO9881 (625 posts) -

That sucks man.

#12 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

Well, it didn't get spoiled for me but I still rolled my eyes at the sight of that lame terminator thing. Such an amazing game, but such a weak-ass final boss. 

#13 Edited by Vaile (355 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:

 "Seriously... You expect them to not include awesome art of everything in the game out of the risk that someone getting subjected to spoilers? "

I did, and believe me, looking back I realize the logic-gap.  
 
@Vito_Raliffe
said:

"at least you sort of gained something from the experience. :P "

Yep, at least there's a bright side.
#14 Posted by StarvingGamer (7995 posts) -

First rule of collector's editions: never flip through the art book before you finish the game.

#15 Edited by Ocean_H (290 posts) -
@Vaile said:

" Hey everyone, this has been bugging me for, well, 364 days now, and I just thought I'd get around to asking others about it now. 
  
To be clear, I'm referring to the  SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content. 
 
When I picked up the Collector's Edition, the first thing I did was install the game onto my hard drive. While I was waiting, I decided to take a look at the included art book. 
 BAM. There it was, staring at me with its cold, spoiler-filled eyes. I swear, I could have cried. 
  
But I learned my lesson. What about you guys, did this happen to you? Or, unlike me, was this not the first Collector's Edition you decided to buy, and you already knew not to look inside? 

"
 
 
I don't understand people who doesn't want to get story spoiled and go through forums and information about a game. I mean, if you don't want spoilers, just don't check anything related to the game. Period. It's like: I hope there no peanut butter in my Reese. *Checks the ingredients list on the packaging*. NOOOOOOOO!
 
I mean, you're doing the opposite of what you shouldn't do. You don't want spoilers but you looked inside? Where's the logic in that?
#16 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -
@Ocean_H said:
 You don't want spoilers but you looked inside? Where's the logic in that? "  
It was a silly decision. But like I said, I've already realized that.
#17 Edited by SPCTRE (188 posts) -
@S0ndor said:

" Well, it didn't get spoiled for me but I still rolled my eyes at the sight of that lame terminator thing. Such an amazing game, but such a weak-ass final boss.  "

What I liked about the world-building BioWare pulled off in the first game was the fact that humanity wasn't special, but part of a larger galactic political landscape if you will. (Unlike, say, Star Trek, where everything and everyone is obsessed with humanity.)
 
The reapers implicitly declaring humanity to be the pinnacle of organic evolution of the current 50.000-year cycle kinda flew in the face of everything I liked about the universe they built in ME1.
#18 Posted by Willin (1279 posts) -

Thought it was really stupid, so I guess so?

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#19 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

It was one of those rare occasions when I got nothing spoiled for me, thankfully. Sucks to hear about your situation though.

#20 Posted by Bouke (1401 posts) -
@Vaile: i also bought the Collectors Edition and i did the same thing; but when i was looking through the artbook and saw a collector; i figured i might run into a spoiler so i stopped looking through the artbook until after i finished the game. 

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