Molyneux “breathed a sigh of relief” when he skipped Twilight Princess cut-scenes

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 11:16 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to Kikizo, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux said that learning how to skip the cut-scenes in Zelda: Twilight Princess was a relief.

“The only thing I’ll say is, I do it, and I know a lot of other people who do it,” he said when asked if he had research on how many people skip cut-scenes.

“And when in Twilight Princess I discovered that skip button, I breathed a sigh of relief. What I did was – and I think this is what most people do – they become their own little editor, their finger is just hovering over that button, to skip on that.”

Molyneux went on to say that cut-scene skipping shouldn’t be ignored, and should be brought into games as part of play.

“Why not incorporate skipping into the gameplay? So you can skip a cut-scene by just walking away and ignoring someone, or using an expression to tell them to shut up, or even using just the A button to skip to the end – you know, I just want to get to the point, man,” he said.

“And I think a lot of this is because – and I include myself with this especially – I don’t think we are particularly good at writing dramatic dialogue.”

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