Guys, the past couple days I’ve been noticing a lot of unmarked spoilers.
Most of them have been only light spoilers, but as someone who has had an ending (and general feelings) spoiled because of this, even untagged light spoilers bothers me.
For the example of the ending that I was spoiled, Shizuru’s route from Rewrite.
Someone said the world ends in some of the routes.
Another person said Shizuru’s route is bullshit.
I then did not find the ending surprising at all.
Most notably I’ve been seeing issues with the recent bad ends topic.
I don’t think I should call anyone out here (but I can if you need examples), but please tag anything and everything that you might think is a spoiler. Even opinions on how the ending is, or just general feelings from them.
I don’t think someone who hasn’t read a VN is going to want to hear about a route/bad end/etc being “brutal”, it sets up expectations from the reader that there is going to be something brutal in the route, and that could lead to spoiling the surprise, or predicting the story early, making the impact of the intended experience less - So there is no need in leaving that part untagged.
Some people are even more butt-hurt about this than I am, and you could potentially ruin someone’s experience playing one of Key’s fantastic visual novels.