Always on the first playthrough. I skip rarely, I found myself skipping a few of Ni no Kuni's cutscenes because the story itself didn't really grab me. I love the game, the gameplay and combat are very fun, but the story is a bit... cheesy. And I watched most of Ghibli's work... so I found it a bit weak.
I have and will skip cutscenes if I am uninterested in the story. Of course, with most modern games if you aren't interested in the story there probably isn't much interesting or unique to offer in the game design either so I'd probably call the game a total loss at that point.
Yes because they usually are my favorite parts and when I accidentally skip them I get pissed. Like when I was playing MGS3 for the first time and I accidentally skipped the torture scene, fuuuuuuck! So I went straight to youtube to watch it.
Max Payne 3 is kinda the opposite, problem with that was because there were so many of them and often really long, I also hated turning the game off cause I knew I would have to rewatch the last cutscene most likely
unless ive seen the cutscene just minutes beforehand due to bad checkpointing and having the watch the cutscene again, then yeah, i always watch the cutscenes.
also, i think a new standard needs to be allowing you to PAUSE cutscenes. like hitting start, pausing the cutscene and its like "Start to resume" "X to skip" or whatever.
i can't count the amount of times im playing a game and a big story thing happens so theres this really intense important cutscene and then i get a damn phonecall so i instictively hit start to pause the thing and end up skipping it, then it autosaves and i have to reload the last hard save or redo the entire level or something.
Depends on the game, I play JRPGs a lot; sometimes I walk into another room if a cutscene is exceedingly laborious. There's only one cutscene I skipped outright since the game was way overdoing an upcoming incredibly obvious twist and it got too damn annoying; can't remember which game it was at this point. On runs through DMC4 after the first I skipped every cutscene except this one:
at one point i would have said always but the faux bad-assery of a lot of western characters nowadays is all kinds of dumb in a way i cant get behind anymore.
ridiculous japanese shit i can usually just laugh at and accept it for how dumb it is but i think the western action stuff kind of leaves me bummed out and maybe hits too close to home in regards to things i get bugged about in pop culture.