I recently rented Prototype 2 and have found it to be a very enjoyable experience. However, I watched the first few cutscenes and decided that they weren't interesting enough to watch. This is the only game where I have skipped the cutscenes on my first playthrough besides Just Cause 2. It should feel like I'm missing a large part of the game, but I never feel like my enjoyment is lessened because I don't know the context of the gameplay objectives. 'm starting to wonder whether too many games feel like a story is arbitrary even if that was never the focus of the game.
Can a triple AAA games released today have little or no story? Do you feel that skipping cutscenes is ignoring a large part of the game or are some stories in games just not worth your time and attention? Do you ever skip cutscenes in videogames on your first playthrough?