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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]
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for such a story driven game, i dont see why i wouldnt give it a try. i never used it for any other games, nor am i the type to skip a cutscene since i love the story in games, but i feel this game is mostly story driven and maybe a 5min shoot out wont really be worth all the trouble in the end.
Its a good idea... for the inexperienced players that just want the story
I kinda think this is a sweet idea. There were a few games where I was only playing because the story kept me entranced but the gameplay sequences felt more like a grind. Heavy Rain would have been a game that I would have used this on as I couldnt get into the gameplay even though the story seemed awesome. Also, there are games where I want to experience the story, but dont feel like putting 20+ hours into gameplay for 2 or 3 hours of good story, I just want to get through the story. Even though the gameplay may be awesome. I would like to be able to have the option to choose, and maybe go back and complete the gameplay when I have more time or the inclination.
I can understand why they would do this. I sometimes wish I could skip a short part in a game.
I would never use a feature like this, and i think that it destroys the whole purpose of picking up a game and playing it. If you want a great story watch a movie or read a book. Otherwise man up and beat that level thats been kicking your ass!
I wouldn't ever use this feature and if you ask me it's a dumb idea. But, then again I haven't been interested in this game at all since the very start of the L.A. Noir media train.
i think its an interesting move in a direction that might be suitable for certain gamers... just not the ones who like games.
I dont plan on ever using something like these. but features like these can make games become more of a mass media for people who want to experience the story but cant accomplish the challenges