The Longest Five Minutes

NIS America
Feb 13, 2018 - Nintendo Switch
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

GameSpot
6 / 10
Areajugones
7.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
68 / 100
IGN Spain
5.5 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
Wccftech
7.6 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Longest Five Minutes

The Longest Five Minutes' intriguing premise and charming visual style is hampered by poor design elements.

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The Longest Five Minutes features a beautiful story, although its gameplay mechanics are too simple for a game of the RPG genre. Definitely worth a try if you own a Switch and love the RPG games that have good stories.

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The Longest Five Minutes does some things right, like the original starting premise, but soon all tends to be very simplistic in gameplay terms. At some points it seems as a visual novel with light game elements that were introduced in the last minute. Anyway, if you like the genre, the good stories and the 8 bit RPG era, you will enjoy it.

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Many cons and few pros in this new work of NIS that arrives in Europe for that specific audience.

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The Longest Five Minutes is an interesting RPG that has a non linear story with some interesting classic JRPG mechanics that also suffers due to some tedious design decision.

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If you've a hankering for a fun Japanese RPG, then The Longest Five Minutes is a decent option. Battles can be a little lopsided, but with an intriguing story and a unique structure, these are five minutes worth experiencing for fans of the genre.

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An entire JRPG trimmed down to the length of a single afternoon, The Longest Five Minutes brings a Memento-esque experience that plays around with the plays with the concept of time and the fallibility of our own memories.

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The Longest Five Minutes uses a truly gripping concept, throwing the classic RPG formula on its head by having you put the pieces of an already existing story together as you go. While the combat and general gameplay are almost too easy-going, the story, characters, and overall aesthetic had us always wanting more, never wanting to put the game down. The asking price is perhaps a little steep for the amount of content available, and the strange take on a usually well-understood genre may throw some players off, but there is an indescribable charm that is worth exploring here.

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