When I was younger we had no YouTube. For most of my childhood I didn't have internet. And even when I did, dial-up sucks. The only information I could find about games before purchasing them was what I could find in magazines and the back of the box. Nowadays we can watch a video of someone finishing a game before even purchasing it ourselves. It's true that most of us don't go that far, but my point is we can, and often do get a lot more information about a game before buying it than we could 15 years ago. I never went to E3 1998 (or any other gaming events) so I never saw any gameplay or heard music from my games before actually playing them. These days it's extremely tempting to watch game trailers of games I'm interested in. I might not watch the trailer for the first month after it's posted on YouTube, but eventually the temptation gets to me. Even for those who can resist the temptation until actually playing the game it's difficult to avoid seeing FaceBook posts revealing new gameplay features and displaying high quality screenshots. If a review calls itself spoiler free then you wont know of any major plot points. But you still find out about the game's mechanics, the main characters and see high-res screenshots before playing the game. Back when I was younger, even if I did actually read a review in a magazine I forgot most of it before playing the game. Picking up a new gaming is rarely a completely new experience. I never had much interest in Steamworld Heist. I saw a few screenshots and decided the wild western robots theme was too bizarre for me. But seeing so many reviews give the game 9/10 (I didn't actually read the reviews) I eventually picked it up and loved it. I had no idea what I was getting into. Tactics RPG? I thought the game would play something like Fire Emblem. Call me an extremist if you like, you're probably right. I'm very curious to hear what others have to say about this.