Unskippable Cutscenes

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Cutscenes are a part of almost every game, as they provide story and details that can benefit the player of any information, lore and explanation. That being said, there is often no need to watch these more than once. In some games, it is required to watch them at least once before they can be skipped, while others allow you to skip them even if you haven't watched them.

Some games, on the other hand, force you to watch them completely with no way to skip, even if you have already seen them. These are what are considered to be unskippable cutscenes.

Why They Suck

  1. Cutscenes that can't be skipped at all are a huge time waster.
  2. In games where the cutscenes are moments of dialogue you have to cycle through with a press of a button, you will likely just be mashing the button just to get through the scene and back into the gameplay.
  3. The worst of these offenders are the ones that are needlessly long. Nobody wants to wait a whole minute to get back to playing the game.
  4. What makes this cliche even more annoying is when they are placed right before a challenging point, such as a boss battle. Every time you get game over, you will occassionally have to rewatch the same cutscene just to get another chance at the segment you failed at.
  5. Some cutscenes can have some value to it, whether it be suspense, humor, emotion, etc. Sadly, this value is easily lost once you seen the same cutscene several times before. It instead grows very stale and boring.
  6. They can be a dividing reason for replay value, as most people who have seen these cutscenes once would not want to repeat seeing them again.
  7. They are just padding the length of the game, when the game is too short.

Games with Unskippable Cutscenes

  1. Kingdom Hearts (Only the original PS2 version. HD remix remedies the issue)
  2. Bug Eyes 2
  3. Resident Evil — Code: Veronica
  4. Metroid: Other M
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Most notable with Kaepora Gaebora (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time))
  6. Pokémon Sun and Moon/Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  7. Need for Speed: Carbon (cannot skip Kenji, Wolf, Angie and Darius' intro scenes and where the first three bosses return after taking 2 territories)
  8. Crash Twinsanity
  9. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Only the first time you play the game, though they can also be skipped by resetting the game)
  10. The first three Mario & Luigi games (Superstar Saga, Partners in Time, Bowser's Inside Story; only the original versions for SS and BiS)


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