Previews, we all read them, it’s what keeps us motivated into buying a game. It’s a common piece of info in today’s times, but do you guys think that sometimes developers give too much away when they release new information about a game? Personally I believe that sometimes they do. But this is a personal opinion, of course other gamers love the previews and it builds anticipation for the game, which I understand. I’d like to use one of the more recent, and personal favorite game, as an example of when is it too much, inFAMOUS 2.
I have been a crazy fan of the first inFAMOUS game, so when news about the second game started to show up in the media I was super excited. I read the first few articles of the game, and saw 3 trailers in total, then I noticed that too much info started to pour out. So I backed away from well known gaming websites so the game would not be spoiled for me. As I stated before hand, people love these articles full of information but by the time the actual game comes out they already know half of the plot, and half of the things that were meant to be really awesome and surprising, so they kinda loose their shine. Because of all these previews and screenshots, it looses all the excitement that the game is meant to have. Take the article from IGN where it describes the powers and effects of Cole, including some of the bigger badder powers called Ionic Powers. It’s things like that, where it makes me want to avoid these kind of articles. In then end, once we end up with game it looses the ”wow” factor, the excitement of not knowing what power comes next, or what characters you will meet. Instead we find ourselves in front of the screen knowing what part comes next.
I understand that developers have to give out information, and new screenshots to keep consumers interested in their product, but sometimes its a little too much. At least for me, in some aspects. There are times when I’m really curious about a game, and I will read every preview that is out there, and watch every single video released. Maybe it depends on the game, a game such as inFAMOUS with such interesting plot, and characters, I really wanted to play the game and not know anything that was going to happen next.
So in conclusion, I do believe that sometimes way too much information is given out, but of course it all depends on us the readers and consumers. But it’s a matter of opinion, but I do want to see what you guys have to say about it. Have you ever wanted a game and part of the plot line was spoiled for you during a preview? Or any other kind of information? Sound off in the comment section, and share about the surprise spoilers you have run into.