For years gamers have been skipping cutscenes so that they could get back to the action, but with Rockstar upcoming LA Noire will that trend start shifting the other direction?

Rockstar recently showed of this skip feature during the Tribeca Film Festival. Players who find themselves struggling to get past a section of the game more than two or three times will be prompted with a choice to skip through the action and pick back up where the narrative left off. "You can skip those action elements and still experience the bulk of the narrative," explained Rockstar's art director Rob Nelson.

I remember seeing similar features in both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and ‘Splosion Man. How many of you have every used a feature like this, or suspect that you one day might?

[Source: MTV Games]