The idea of cutscenes during a duel, at a crucial part of the battle where it could take you to another arena reminds me of the ROTS game, which was fine and all, just got repeatative when it occured in every duel - could've at least had a different number of arenas for each duel instead of four. If these cutscenes were varied, could work.
Remember the breeze across your face
Remember the swaying sleeves in the wind
Remember the grains of sand beneath your feet
between your toes
Remember the freedom in the never ending waves
Remember I'll be at the beach.
Jedi Academy - Renaissance