Video Game RPG Shooter Starwish Discussion

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Tifforo
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02:20:05 PM Oct 21st 2011
Does anyone think that Neferiti is like Dr. Soran from Star Trek: Generations?
Ramidel
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09:15:38 AM Jun 20th 2011
Okay, personally? I think Neferiti's goals are spoileriffic, though so is everything else in the game. Also, so is the Wishing Star's existence and Geniehood. Thoughts, everyone?
Darkaros
10:14:56 AM Jun 20th 2011
I agree, that's why I kept Neferiti being the person with the goals as a spoiler. Her real goal isn't even revealed until the second planet-ish, and its treated as a major reveal. The thing is, out of context of who the person is, the reason why they're an Anti-Villain isn't really a spoiler- the only real danger of spoilering it is if someone guesses it's Neferiti that is behind the spoiler, but by the time players are familiar with who Neferiti is, they should already know her goal. Also, keeping her goals un-spoilered lets the trope on the page be explained.

Yeah, I think the Wishing Star is a major spoiler* , but like Neferiti, its geniehood isn't really a spoiler unless you know who is behind the spoiler tag: keeping the info about why it's a benevolent genie helps explain the trope.

Is there anything else that should be spoiler'd but isn't? The trouble with the page is keeping it spoiler free, while the plot of the game makes multiple levels of reveals.
Ramidel
12:13:00 PM Jun 24th 2011
I think the problem is that we have a Nothing Is the Same Anymore twist midway through the game, the entire premise of the game is nuked midway in, and that anything about the game's real plot, period, is pure spoiler. This happens.

I propose that we spoilers-off the page, to be honest. There are a couple of works like that; we just put a line at the top saying "Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. It's that kind of game. Play through it once before you read this page." I did that with Phantasy Star II for similar reasons, and it seems to have worked there.
Darkaros
03:08:30 PM Jun 24th 2011
Sure, sounds good. The page definitely needs at the very least some sort of spoiler warning, since more than half of it is spoiler tag'd (compared with other work pages which are either unmarked spoilers or have a lot fewer walls of spoilers).
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