If you're a fan of cutscenes, get ready to have the limits of your enjoyment tested. Because Metal Gear Solid 4, the biggest game since Grand Theft Auto IV, is going to have multiple cutscenes that run 90 MINUTES LONG. That's right, I hope you have loads of free time, because walking around that next corner in game might just trigger a FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIE. Now generally I'm a fan of cutscenes, but I'm also a fan of being able to squeeze my gaming time into short sessions--I almost never play single player games for more than an hour at a time. Not knowing when I might stumble upon the next mammoth cutscene is already stressing me out. Thank God I don't have a PS3.
There's another big problem I see here... Cutscenes just aren't that good. I know I said I was a fan, and I am, but that's because it's easy to swallow bad acting and extreme cheese in two to (gasp!) ten minute bursts. But having to sit through (they are skippable, but c'mon) an entire feature-length movie of bad dialogue, stilted acting and meaningless plot exposition? MORE THAN ONCE IN THE COURSE OF ONE GAME? I've already watched Episodes I-III, thank you very much.