I remember there was a time when gaming was truly magical. It had such a sense of discovery. Now hold on for a second, I know that made me sound like a grumpy old man but hear me out. The internet kind of puts a damper on things for people, gaming being one of them. Outside of the toxic YouTube/forum environment, there is just this wealth of information. As soon as an easter egg is discovered, it’s posted on every major website, on every forum, social media and it has millions of views in no time. It kind of ruins the sense of discovery at times. You don’t hear your friend tell you that if you beat Dr. Wily in less than a minute and take no damage you get you create your own weapon in Mega Man 7 (you don’t.) Trying these things out and discovering them to be true or false was so much fun back in the day. Discovering things such as Reptile in Mortal Kombat was such a treat because it required actual work to figure out how to unlock him. Now you go to GameFaqs and you get a step by step walkthrough on how to beat Dark Souls in three hours.
Now I’m not saying that this wealth of information is bad. Quite the opposite, it just has it’s downfalls.
Which is why when there is so much information when an easter egg is discovered so far after the launch of a game is so surprising and fun.