Minute of Islands

Studio Fizbin, Mixtivision

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
74
Top Critic Average
68%
Critics Recommend
Based on 23 critic reviews
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Minute of Islands

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 14, 2021
Xbox OneJun 14, 2021
PCJun 14, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJun 14, 2021

Developer: Studio Fizbin

Publisher: Mixtivision

Genre: Adventure

You are Mo, a skilled tinkerer, living with her family on a pastoral archipelago, once inhabited by an ancient race of inscrutable giants. Their otherworldly but vital machines, festering in the underbellies of the islands themselves, must be kept going or an almost forgotten threat will swallow all. Mo vows to restore the hidden engines in time, but is this truly what she needs? FEATURES Wield the powerful Omni Switch throughout story-based environmental puzzles and platform gameplay to regain control over the giants’ machines. Face the dark truth beneath the islands’ surfaces and unravel an emotional poetic story, narrated by actress Megan Gay. Explore a fantastic handcrafted world across multiple unique islands, meet curious characters and creatures, and uncover the archipelago’s secrets.

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Eurogamer

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Eurogamer

Minute of Islands is a beautiful thing, but the gameplay can't keep up and there's no real narrative to be found.

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It's Mo's grandmother who urges Mo to go to a place she has always feared. The place, it turns out, is not anywhere near as repulsive as the intricate musculature of the underground caves, or the harsh reality of the island being killed by fungus. Instead, it's beautiful; the full scope of Minute of Islands' colors are on full display, with intricate, marvelous mushrooms growing out of what was once flesh and spore. But this is also a place Mo can only enter without the comfort of her Omni Switch. Her fear, it seems, is not tied to the monstrous, but instead, to vulnerability.

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Minutes of Islands is truly an impressive game, both visually and narratively. While its slow-burn nature might deter some players from experiencing what it has to offer, it's hard not to admit that it does what it does well.

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Still, the overall effect is pretty strong. The lovely presentation pairs nicely with the melancholic story, and you're left with a short but atmospheric and intriguing adventure.

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