L.A. Noire's Lead Actor Says He Skips The Cutscenes

The voice actor for the lead character in L.A. Noire is "Mad Men's" Aaron Staton, while Staton says he enjoys games, particularly Grand Theft Auto IV, he usually skips over the cutscenes.

Staton, who portrays Ken Cosgrove on the AMC series, tells Game Informer in its latest edition that he's played all of the Grand Theft Auto games, with Vice City his favourite. However:

As far as open-world games, or anything with a story, in the past, I've usually skipped the cutscenes to go into the gameplay. Which is a funny thing, but I'm just being honest.

Staton adds that L.A. Noire will be different of course, and will either blend cutscenes and gameplay more artfully or, I dunno, make one dependent upon the other. Either way, he says, you should totally not skip through his dialogue. "[It's]about trying to enhance the experience and bring those two together into a singular experience, rather than two separate things, where you're playing, then you put the controller down and watch," Staton said.

'Mad Men' Actor To Star In 'LA Noire,' Likes To Skip Cutscenes [MTV Multiplayer]


    What weird thing to do.

    If you pull up to a mission briefing, skip the mission briefing and then start the mission not knowing why you're doing the mission in the first place, I think you may have some issues.

    That, and it strikes me as kind of a waste of money if you're skipping half the game.

      I skip cutscenes quite a bit.

      Playing GTA you get used to pointless cut scenes. GTA missions are essentially travel to the waypoint , kill some people, run away from the police/gang.

        That's so bizarre to me. It's like skipping cutscenes in San Andreas would lead you to think "Huh? Why is the city suddenly on fire? Why am I suddenly shooting at my own gang? Why do people keep saying that Samuel L Jackson is in this game when he's not?".

        This may sound extreme, but if this dude is skipping all the cutscenes - then I'm sure he can get the same satisfaction from watching a bunch of youtube videos of explosions instead shelling out money for a game.

    I used to skip cutscenes when I was a kid...but then I grew up /smirk. I only skip cutscenes if I've already seen them once or twice before.

    im going to youtube

    I agree with Adam - although a lot of the times I feel i'm gonna miss out on something cool and will watch.

    But GTA cutscenes are rather pointless. Especially in GTA IV - although they actually had working fingers and the storyline was much more intense - I didn't like Niko that much so I just skipped.

    GTA as fun as the series is (minus one particular game) - you don't need to listen to a character thats going to die later tell you what to do, when you will be told on your HUD anyway and like Adam states, usually results in a mission you've already done many times before.

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