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steve520 commented on mjs822's review of Twelve Minutes
My thoughts exactly. People came after this pretty hard for the subject matter, but I'm fine with letting games get weird. It was the monotony that sank this one for me.

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steve520 played Twelve Minutes

Plenty of people taking this to the cleaners for the... revelations, let's say, and justifiably so. But my bigger issue by far was just that the pointing-and-clicking - the entirety of the gameplay - was just so repetetive and dull by the thirtieth minute or so. I still love what Annapurna Interactive is doing with the medium, but when their games drag, they drag awfully hard.


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steve520 finished Unpacking

In theory, I understand the appeal. There's something cathartic about organizing your clothes and your books and your liquor cabinet, and a game that consists solely of unpacking boxes and decorating rooms in increasingly large and fancy apartments and houses is probably meant to tap right into that joy-sparking feeling of tidying up. But this has to be just the dullest and most monotonous game I've played in years. I have two kids. All I do anymore is take things out of boxes and tidy up by throwing a bunch of shit in a semi-neat pile. There is no joy for me - none! - in doing a simulated version of that with an Xbox controller. You click a box. Out comes a pair of underwear. You move it to the open drawer in the closet. You put it there. You go back to the box. It's another pair of undies. Back to the drawer. Place.Back to the box. Pick up. Back to the drawer. Replace. And so on and so on. Twenty fucking pairs of panties. Six pairs of jeans. Thirty hangers. Thirty things that go on those hangers. One hundred books. Click, move, click, move. Now the kitchen. Now the bathroom! And now it's time to unpack all that same crap all over again in the next apartment. Good lord, the bore this was! But it was short and it looked pretty enough and there's the vaguest hint of a happy story subliminally told, so, not a total waste of my time!


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