Spoiling major plot points of any game will net you a shunning, yelling at, a bounty on your head, or a lynch mob armed with torches and pitchforks at the front door of your house. Spoiling the ending of a game in a review, which is exactly what one jackass for the Spanish magazine Playmania did, before its even released carries the death penalty in 17 countries.
Upon hearing about the Spaniard reviewer violating spoiler etiquette in such a manner, Naughty Dog’s co-president Christophe Balestra has shown his disgust of such heinous speech and told reviewers to not spoil the game for those who have not played it yet. Saying on his Twitter “Can you, journalists & reviewers, make sure you don’t spoil the games in your reviews. Please 🙂 Thank you!”
Considering the game isn’t out for another two weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if the reviewer who thought it would be a good idea to spoil the ending of a highly-anticipated game was fired shortly after the news got out. I can’t believe that in this day and age of games where it’s not unusual for a storyline to be on a national, epic, or even cosmic scale involving massive organizations, powerful individuals, or even downright violation of space and time people simply do not get it.
Thankfully I cannot read Spanish so my curiosity and willingness to take a dive for the masses was not invoked this time, ruining the story of something I eventually plan to get.