You literally cannot miss the cutscenes in Ratchet & Clank All 4 One
December 12, 2011
At the end of Mario Kart 7 -- well, when you've finished all of the grand prix events for the first time, which is hardly the "end" -- the credits roll. Fair enough. I liked the game enough that I'll let them roll for a few names. But not the entire thing..
That's sort of like my biggest beef disc-based media: I hate it when a DVD/Bluray prohibits me disables the menu function that allows me to jump past the previews and go right to the main menu — an increasingly common occurrence. I hate it even more when they disable skip so that I can't pass over each preview individually. And I hate it most when I can't even fast forward through them. I paid my money to either Blockbuster, Netflix or some retailer. Why shouldn't I be able to skip your damn previews? And don't get me started on gratuitous movie intros that are all to happy to showcase the stars but don't a) entertain or b) serve the plot. Just let me watch the movie already.
Oh, it's absolutely covering a loading screen. And then some. I would be fine with this if I could skip the scene once the level has loaded, but that's not an option, as I know from hammering the start, X, and triangle buttons throughout the scenes. These cutscenes are far longer than any level load, especially given All 4 One's mandatory 2.5GB install.
When the Mayan's fight the spirit of the Internet with Matrix style bullet time flying kicks for the soul of a little girl in an abandoned army base where they've discovered the essence of reality as winter grips the entire world and the oceans freeze up.