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#31

Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

I always watch cutscenes in GTA games. Actually, I'm one of the few people who believe that GTA's story is one of the biggest pros of the game...

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

Only during my first playthrough . 


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

I watch the cutscenes, but I disagree with you that someone should have to watch them. It's the whole 'cheating' argument. As long as it's in the single player game. I don't care if you cheat, skip cutscenes, or never play the main story. It doesn't affect my game so I won't tell anyone how to have fun. If they want to spend $60 to run around and kill people or do the story without understanding it then that's their choice. That said they shouldn't complain about not understanding stuff if they skip everything. That's just stupid. 


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

I always watch the cutscenes as I like to know all the details about whats going on in the game as I play through the story. It also gives me a chance to light up a smoke & have a can while I watch them.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:33 PM

Anyone who doesn't watch the cutscenes is a piece of sh*t that shouldnt be playing the game


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

I watch the cutscenes, but I disagree with you that someone should have to watch them. It's the whole 'cheating' argument. As long as it's in the single player game. I don't care if you cheat, skip cutscenes, or never play the main story. It doesn't affect my game so I won't tell anyone how to have fun. If they want to spend $60 to run around and kill people or do the story without understanding it then that's their choice. That said they shouldn't complain about not understanding stuff if they skip everything. That's just stupid.

I never said they can't watch the cutscenes. Obviously, I don't get to control how they play. I just find it stupid to buy a game like GTA and not even watch the cutscenes or pay any attention to the story.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

my dumbass mate keeps skipping them or just not paying attention and then he's all like "watcha gotta do now?". Stupid people is stupid


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

ive never watched the cutscenes in any gta game even though ive completed the story for all of them about 20 times each. doing the missions is more fun than watching cartoon cinematics. the story is my least priority.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:38 PM Edited by PhilosophicalZebra, 18 December 2013 - 11:38 PM.

ive never watched the cutscenes in any gta game even though ive completed the story for all of them about 20 times each. doing the missions is more fun than watching cartoon cinematics. the story is my least priority.

So do you go through the whole game without understanding what's happening? I would imagine after playing it 20 times it would start to make sense, but the first couple of times how do you go about things?
 
(I've finished GTA IV 37 times watching all cutscenes.) lol

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

I was just kidding.

ive finished them all more than 20 times and i never skip the cutscenes. i love organised crime stories and gta do them the best so cutscenes never get old for me.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

I was just kidding.

ive finished them all more than 20 times and i never skip the cutscenes. i love organised crime stories and gta do them the best so cutscenes never get old for me.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:40 AM Edited by jarredxmorris, 19 December 2013 - 12:41 AM.

As far as I am concerned, it should become standard procedure in videogames for cutscenes to be non-skippable. Most games wouldn't allow you to skip gameplay, and I think the story (when it's provided) is just as important. It gives meaning to the gameplay, it elevates it. Just playing a game to shoot people puts it on the same level as pornography. But experiencing a story puts it on the same level as movies, which is where it belongs. 


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#43

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:58 AM

How can one play gta without seeing the cut scenes? Its a mystery.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:02 AM

Yeah I have a friend who does absolutely the same thing, considers himself someone with a fine appreciation for games and their content but skips practically every cutscene, can't even talk to someone in Skyrim without cutting through the dialogue, then complains about events in the game making no sense to him, or whines about the game being bugged when he caused it by not having enough patience to let the scene play out. He's the sort of guy who never bothers with the story mode and goes straight for the multiplayer, he's played about 20% of the main GTA5 story if that before dismissing it as crap/boring and moving on to multiplayer. He has a pretty harsh opinion of a lot of story driven games which frustrates the hell out of me.  


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:25 AM

Wait they patched it so the timer stops during cutscenes? When did this happen -_-?

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:46 AM

I watch cutscenes not only for the story itself and the context, but to admire my protagonist's customization, yeah, I am a narcissistic prick.

 

me too... :(

 

i mean, i like to have trevor wearing a clean suit even though he's the kind of guy who would wear dirty clothes.

i also love mike to have long hair and a beard, with douchey sunglasses because it's funny. he looks like a completely different person

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:43 AM

I was just kidding.ive finished them all more than 20 times and i never skip the cutscenes. i love organised crime stories and gta do them the best so cutscenes never get old for me.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:42 AM

It physically hurts to see someone play GTA V, but skip the cutscenes. Which is like the most important part of the entire game.

 

It's just as bad as skipping the dialogue in Fallout 3

 

*shivers*


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

I cannot stand not knowing what is going on.
even if i'm in a party and going through the story mode again I always mute them even though I heard
the cut scene the first time around. It's just nice to know what is going on. some people just rush through
and don't know what the hell is going on.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Of course I do: cutscenes deliver the story to the player. The voice acting, the dialogue, the motion capture, the facial expressions, the camera angles - each of these things create the experience. There is no experience without me - the player, understanding the characters and the concept.


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#51

Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

I did too. You have to watch the cutscenes to know the story

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#52

Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

I used to skip all cutscenes until I got IV. After that, I replayed every single GTA for the cutscenes.


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#53

Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

I watch all cutscenes on my first playthrough of any GTA, then on future playthrough's I don't really bother unless I like the particular cutscene.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

I completed the story 5 times without skipping cutscenes. I really don't stand people who skips them.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:44 PM

I skip the filler missions cutscenes, and anything with Mike's Family. When it came to the old ones I was a kid and never skipped any of them except Zero's Missions.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

I used to skip cutscenes because of the timer during my first playthrough, but after a patch cutscenes don't count in the mission timer so I take a a Little bit of a break and watch cutscenes to get a better understanding of what the f*ck people is doing.

You decided to be completely blind in the story just for an irrelevant score?


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:18 PM

As far as I am concerned, it should become standard procedure in videogames for cutscenes to be non-skippable. Most games wouldn't allow you to skip gameplay, and I think the story (when it's provided) is just as important. It gives meaning to the gameplay, it elevates it. Just playing a game to shoot people puts it on the same level as pornography. But experiencing a story puts it on the same level as movies, which is where it belongs. 


Funny thing about V is, if you fail the mission enough, it does allow you to skip gameplay.

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#58

Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:37 PM

The real issue is not whether people watch cutscenes or not, but rather, the fact that the greatly increasing presence of cutscenes in modern games (especially the cinematic cutscenes in open world games like GTAV) crowd out the game design and (worst of all) makes the game linear, and it just becomes an exercise in watching computer-generated machinima.   With GTA  IV / TLOD / TBOGT, Rockstar already fancied themselves to be great makers of virtual cinema, and the well-integrated design success of RDR (which was justifiably cinematic by its nature) just pumped them up even more. 

 

But they crossed the line with GTAV.  Had the cutscene story been actually good, and if it had not been so short, simple and linear, it could have been a great success.  But they missed it.  So I would say, watching the GTAV cutscenes should be done just for whatever machinima appreciation you can get from them, but the story was not worth all that design effort.  In fairness, I will replay the story from the beginning sometime, and maybe I will look on it more kindly then. 


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#59

Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

I've beaten GTA IV like 52353255333535315252 times and have never skipped a cutscene. Maybe I'm weird.


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#60

Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:48 PM

I don't understand how people felt uncomfortable playing th "by the book"... I had no problem with it...





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