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#1 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

A couple months ago I beat BioShock for the first time. Yes, I know, I was very late to that party, but I did enjoy it quite a bit, and feel sufficiently prepared for BioShock: Infinite. However, I did find that my enjoyment of the story was very much lessened by me knowing the twist that occurs 2/3s into the game. It didn't ruin the game for me, but the story doesn't stick out in my mind as much as say KotOR, because the twists in that game came from completely left field. 
 
Anyways, to my point, what games have been spoiled for you, and did they affect your overall enjoyment of the game?

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#2 Edited by BeachThunder (14579 posts) -

=( KOTOR, I don't know how much it affected my enjoyment, but I really would have liked to know my reaction to that part.
 
I'm glad no one spoiled Bioshock for me though.

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#3 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

The twist in KotOR...

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#4 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

Red Dead got counterspoiled for me. When a guy made a thread about which 3 friendly people die in the end, I thought I had been spoiled. I was lucky to find out that it was all a lie, because as we all know, only one friendly person dies in the end.

Yakuza 4 was also mindly spoiled for me, by the game itself! In the trailer that plays at the start menu, Hamazaki is clearly shown alive, even though he is thought dead after the prison escape. That same trailer shows footage from every single chapter and bossfight in the game too, including the final one, so have caution if you watch it.

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#5 Posted by bassman2112 (1114 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 - some near-endgame stuff got spoiled for me, which was kind of a bummer; but I still enjoyed the game. 
 
I accidentally spoiled some stuff about Dead Space to a friend who I thought had beaten it.
 
I did, however, manage to stay spoiler-free for Portal 2 for a full month after release! (Bought the PS3 version, PSN went down for that month and waited 'till it returned so I could do my first single-player playthrough on the PC). That was a surprise, haha.

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#6 Posted by Jazzycola (672 posts) -

None that I can think of...if a game is talked about on a podcast I usually don't remember it but I usually avoid any forums and especially spoilercasts on any game I have interest in. Also I should mention if the game really interests me chances are I will already have beat it once the spoilers start rolling out.

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#7 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

I usually spoil things for myself on purpose, It has little impact of my enjoyment of the final product. If it's good enough, it should be good with or without knowing. Same as it should stll be good the 2nd and 3rd time aaround.
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#8 Posted by Vitor (3087 posts) -

LIMBO - considering how short that game is, I saw way too much in trailers/reviews and the GB GOTY awards for 2010. Only just got around to it on PC and the experience has suffered slightly due to the overexposure.

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#9 Posted by aceofspudz (937 posts) -

Minerva's Den, unfortunately. Still a very enjoyable experience.

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#10 Edited by Wacomole (1164 posts) -
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

I usually spoil things for myself on purpose, It has little impact of my enjoyment of the final product. If it's good enough, it should be good with or without knowing. Same as it should stll be good the 2nd and 3rd time aaround.

The way I look at a game with a story is that I wouldn't pick up a good book for the first time, read the last page to see how it ends and then go back and start from the beginning.
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#11 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -

Someone told me that in Gears 2 Dom turned into a locust at the end... That doesn't actually happen, but I was waiting for it fr the whole game :/

There's SO MANY clues that make it look like he will.

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#12 Posted by Vexxan (4633 posts) -

The ending of L.A. Noire got spoiled for me, it even happened in this forum.

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#13 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -
@MoleyUK said:
@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

I usually spoil things for myself on purpose, It has little impact of my enjoyment of the final product. If it's good enough, it should be good with or without knowing. Same as it should stll be good the 2nd and 3rd time aaround.

The way I look at a game with a story is that I wouldn't pick up a good book for the first time, read the last page to see how it ends and then go back and start from the beginning.

Disagree, an ending is nothing more than the last page. Pick up any works from Cormac Mcarthy, read the last page, or hell - even the last 20 pages, and say the same thing.  
 
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#14 Edited by Galiant (2237 posts) -

As with so many things in life, the journey is what you should learn to appreciate, not the destination.

EDIT: What I mean by that is that spoilers don't really bother me.

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#15 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Alan Wake. Screw you Jeff Cannataaaa!

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#16 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

@xaLieNxGrEyx said:

I usually spoil things for myself on purpose, It has little impact of my enjoyment of the final product. If it's good enough, it should be good with or without knowing. Same as it should stll be good the 2nd and 3rd time aaround.

I'm like this. Although I actively avoid spoilers for certain story-oriented games, but in the long run I really don't mind being spoiled because, hopefully, I have a ton of fun playing the games themselves. Hell, I'm reading the first Game of Thrones book and I know what happens because I watched the entirety of the TV show before hand. But you know what? I love how well-written the book is (to me, at least) and it still surprises me how I find it enjoyable even after watching some important events happen in the show and the little differences between them.

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#17 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

There's a lot of games that have been spoiled for me, at least the ending but even when it was spoiled the person who spoiled the ending didn't do it any justice since he's not the genious behind the story. So the ending was even more awesome than he could even say because his vocabulary was shit. In the end it's all about the journey though.

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#18 Edited by themangalist (1869 posts) -
@phrosnite said:

The twist in KotOR...

I was reading an FAQ and i went one sentence too far. Fuck. I can never forgive myself.
 
@Vitor said:

LIMBO - considering how short that game is, I saw way too much in trailers/reviews and the GB GOTY awards for 2010. Only just got around to it on PC and the experience has suffered slightly due to the overexposure.

 My experience was Fallout 3. I really really looked toward to playing the game and read way too much (i read the super guide before i played it). It would be MUCH better if I knew nothing about it and experience it to the fullest. Hence I'd do the same for Skyrim. Read nothing.
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#19 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

i had the twist in KOTOR spoilt but i guess that was my fault for waiting 10 year before playing it. 

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#20 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

Bioshock and Red Dead

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#21 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (184 posts) -

My friend told me about Mass Effect, but luckily he was drunk. He called at three in the morning to tell me about everything while I was half asleep. When I finally got around to playing it I just remembered his drunken conversation and smiled at his half explanations, so it wasn't so much spoiled as it was delightful commentary on the game.

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#22 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1211 posts) -

I bought Bioshock over a weekend and I was drinking. I woke up the next day and started playing it only to find out that I have played beyond the twist but couldn't remember doing so. Kinda ruined it for myself once i figure d out who was sending me the messages. Only other time that happened was when I got Fallout 3 and was drinking when I started playing it, wake up next day in the middle of the Wasteland with no idea what I was doing or how I got there. That one was OK, gave it a kind of Hangover feel.

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#23 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 for me!

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#24 Posted by SlashDance (1867 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid. A friend of mine described the whole ending to me. Let's just say we're no longer friends. :p

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#25 Posted by LibraryDues (343 posts) -

Oddly enough, once I picked up on just how much Mass Effect was aping Babylon 5, just having watched that show felt like spoilers.

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#26 Posted by Simmse (136 posts) -
Red Dead Redemption 
Assassins Creed 2 
Bioshock 
Heavy Rain 
L.A. Noire 
Infamous  
Fallout 3 
Dragon Age: Origins
  
All but one by the same person T.T
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#27 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

InFamous 2. Fuck you guy with Joker avatar!

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#28 Posted by themangalist (1869 posts) -
@Bassman2112 said:
Mass Effect 2 - some near-endgame stuff got spoiled for me, which was kind of a bummer; but I still enjoyed the game.
@Cloudenvy said:

Mass Effect 2 for me!

  I don't understand how people could feel bad for having ME2 spoiled for them. ME2 had almost no story... :/
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#29 Posted by MemphisSlim (73 posts) -

I'm a follower of the philosophy that if a narrative is well-done, it won't matter if the twists and such are spoiled for you since the execution is still worth seeing. 
 
That said, I'm kinda pissed at how people refuse to title LA Noire topics relating to its ending without a morsel of subtlety. 
 
*MILD SPOILERS* 
 
 
 
Comparing it to the ending of a certain other R* game or wondering if a sequel was possible pretty much gave it away. 
 
 
 
*END*

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#30 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. for the NES, I can't believe someone gave away that goddamn ending.

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#31 Posted by left4doof (318 posts) -

My friend spoiled portal 2 for me. I was not happy .

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#32 Posted by amir90 (2243 posts) -

Red Dead is the only one I remember, but then again, I watched the ending myself with them :o

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#33 Posted by powerpc127 (101 posts) -

Bioshock (sorta), KotOR, and Heavy Rain. Oddly enough, I've beaten none of them.

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#34 Posted by FluffyZombeh (58 posts) -

Girlfriend sent me a text while we were playing co-op Portal 2 together.   It flat out said the major plot points and basically spoiled it for me. Hell it was a great game to play single player and co-op even though she spoiled it for me.

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#35 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4, before it was even released. Gamespot was hit with a to of spoiling trolls, all revealing key plot points in topic titles. I tried to avoid any danger, but failed. I saw (spoiler...) "Ocelot was faking it!" and other things in the recently created topics section. I thought it had to be a joke. Nope.
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#36 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

i think heavy rain was spoiled but i have not played it yet so i don't know

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#37 Posted by GJSmitty (685 posts) -

The Evil ending of inFAMOUS 2, from a top rated comment on a video showing the good ending, which I watched again after beating it.

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#38 Posted by Shitballs (20 posts) -

Red Dead, however it turned out to be postive for me since i thought the game had ended, the spoiler was... it hadn't.

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#39 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (551 posts) -

I spoil things for myself, I read an faq then get too curious for my own good. :/

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#40 Posted by Malphye (414 posts) -

Though I don't really care if a game is spoiled for me, Infamous was the last game that I can think of.

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#41 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2748 posts) -

I've had plenty, but Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood sucked the most. Some idiot just posted the ending on Facebook.

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#42 Posted by redbliss (669 posts) -

Lots of people saying KotOR. Kind of makes me want to play the game.

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#43 Posted by LiQuid3600 (173 posts) -

Went out of my way to read the Wikipedia synopsis and watch YouTube videos of Portal 2 cause I was sick of everyone calling it Game of the Year the day they finished it. 

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#44 Posted by shadows_kill (3094 posts) -

MGS4 did and some gamespot video review spoiled a game, the reviewer didn't even warn about spoiling it just did it and showed the ending trailer to a game...

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#45 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1283 posts) -

The Collector Reveal in Mass Effect 2 - was attached to a rumor that Illusive Man was a geth, so after the first was confirmed I panicked a bit, thankfully for no reason. 
 
Somehow I got the end of CastleVania (the new 3D one) spoiled for me and I haven't been able to go back. 

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#46 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Gears of War 3, because of some asshole on the website.

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#47 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Bioshock, L.A. Noire, Red Dead, God of War 3.
 

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#48 Posted by lazyartist (62 posts) -

fallout 3 and peacewalker

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#49 Posted by fresh2deafbill (928 posts) -

heavy rain

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#50 Posted by DonutFever (4033 posts) -