Final Fantasy is a series that has constantly evolved and changed, even if at some point it changed enough to become practically unrecognizable from its predecessors. Over the years I’ve played several entries in the series, but never in chronological order. I will probably not play through the entire series. I may not even finish this first entry, but I’ve wanted to revisit the roots of the series for some time, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
In spite of my irregular work schedule these last couple months, I’ve managed to put some time into Octopath Traveler, the recently released RPG throwback by Square Enix. And it’s mostly been enjoyable! While I still have reservations about some of the systems and design decisions at work, there is a lot to love about this game.
Minit has possibly been the most appealing new game I’ve played this year. Given the premise, I wasn’t sure it would work, but I soon found myself engrossed in trying to talk to every character and solve every puzzle. It helps that the game is incredibly short, but still full of surprises and simple fun.
My first run of Minit took about 90 minutes. I never found myself getting stuck while trying to progress the main story (the game makes it very clear what you need to do to complete the game), although many of the optional secrets (coins, octopus tentacles, items) proved difficult to track down without actively seeking them out.
I managed to find every collectable on a later run with the help of my brother and his girlfriend. This was actually my third run, and it took about three hours to complete, even with the extra help. I imagine I’ll be returning to Minit soon to try out new game plus.