My friends and I were debating the merits of spoilers the other day, and I came to realize that as per usual, I was the only person in the group who didn’t care about being spoiled.
In my opinion, surprise is overrated when it comes to entertainment because if you’re playing a game with quality mechanics or a game with a story that you connect with emotionally on some level, it’s still going to be a game with quality mechanics or an emotionally involving game regardless of whether it’s the first or the 51st time that you’ve played it. If the game in question relies chiefly on a narrative twist, though, it’s a one-trick pony and probably not worth revisiting.
Which is why I always scratch my head when people get all crazy about avoiding spoilers. What about you MOP readers? Do you care about spoilers or being surprised when it comes to your games or other entertainment? If so, why?