This game’s enthusiasm starts with it right from reading its title, 12 Minutes or 12 Minutes AF. What does this title mean, is the game 12 minutes long? Well that is definitely not the case. But this sentence is directly related to the idea and story of the game, as it talks about a man who lives the same 12 minutes every time, and repeats it repeatedly, as if he is going in an episode. This is a game for lovers of puzzles and stories of time and mystery, the following sentences will definitely interest you.
In this game, the shooting will be on top, and the control will be by pointing and touching. At first it will look like a closed room puzzle. The game will take place in your apartment, where you come back from work to meet your wife and spend that night with her, before an unexpected event hits you, where a policeman enters and arrests your wife, then beats you until you lose consciousness. Here the events go back 12 minutes to the moment you arrived at the apartment, but you remember everything that happened before.
In the game, you can interact with several things inside the apartment, such as taking or losing tools, such as a transformed phone or a spoon, and so on. And you can mix things together or give them to others. The idea of the game is to do what you can to prevent these things from happening again, how can you convince your wife not to open the door to the policeman who is trying to arrest her? Why the policeman wants her in the first place, is your wife hiding something from you? There is a lot to discover in the game.
This is not a linear game, it contains multiple paths and possibilities. And this will have to do with what you do during each of the 12-minute cycles that you live each time. Of course, the game depends a lot on trial and error to discover the appropriate path, as many times you will do wrong actions and find the result in front of you. Then the next time you try a different path.
The sound performance in the game is great and gives the story what you need to make its mark on you, especially since the overhead photography makes the faces of the characters hidden. The story also has its interesting moments in which we discover some shocking details. Although the game attracted me a lot to come back and play every time, but in general it is considered short. Its price is currently $25, or approximately 94 riyals, according to the official Xbox Store, and if you are one of the lucky Game Pass subscribers, you can play it directly. There are several endings to the game, and you can replay and try to get all the different endings, which may be fun for some.
This game carries exciting ideas as a puzzle game and offers an enjoyable experience mixed with an interesting story that will accompany you to the end of the journey.
The game was reviewed on a digital review copy provided by the developer