I'd like to ask a few more seconds of your time to ponder this short yet existential question.
When I submitted my first chapter to Jack some time ago, one of his comments was that there was one scene that was perhaps 2-3 pages long with no possible interaction from the player. "Some people might dislike this." Now, I understand that no matter what game I come up with, I can't make everyone happy but, I'd still like to discuss.
In its current state, my game offers TONS of dialogue choices, most with very little consequence besides different replies/attitude from NPCs so you never really get bored by just reading.
There is this scene however, which I am working on right now. It will be somewhere around a solid 8-10 pages long and you have absolutely ZERO interaction in it. It's a scene aimed at creating a paroxysm of suspense and terror and the first and most important tool used in that scene is that the character CAN'T ACT.
In a nutshell, I'm writing a cutscene. A very intense one at that. How do you, the player, feel about this?