The Longest Five Minutes

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Feb 13, 2018

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

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Kotaku

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Unscored
Feb 13, 2018

The Longest Five Minutes presents its basic fantasy tale as a series of flashbacks experienced by its amnesiac main character during the game's final battle. It takes an otherwise generic retro turn-based RPG and turns it into something special—but it could have been so much more.

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68 / 100
Feb 23, 2018

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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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

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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5.5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

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

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7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2018

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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6 / 10
Mar 1, 2018

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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7.6 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2018

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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7 / 10
Mar 19, 2018

With its very well written plot and concept that will easily find echoes with the minds of the players, this is a game that encourages exploration and identification with oneself and even if the combats could be more compelling and the price seems high, The Longest Five Minutes is without a doubt a very positive contribution to the catalog of the Nintendo Switch.

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6 / 10
Feb 12, 2018

The Longest 5 Minutes sticks to its original promise : delivering a classic J-RPG adventure, starting by the final boss. Its unrestrained rhythm from start to finish and its soft writing may please you during the 10-hour run needed to conquer it, but we sure could have hoped for a more surprising structure in the end.

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