In Minit, you have to get rid of a cursed sword that turns your life into something dangerously close to Groundhog Day, Minute by Minute.
One Minute at a time, Minit has you solve puzzles, collect Items and explore the game world to ultimately get rid of this cursed sword you picked up that got you into this mess in the first place! The quintessence, all items you collected persist on death, as do (most) changes to the game world. Minit plays like the Legend of Zelda games of Old, just without those pesky Temples and Dungeons, since the core game loop does not lend itself to extensive dungeon exploration.
Also, not completely unlike The Legend of Zelda games, not every item is required to complete the game. In addition to the sword, there are probably three or four other items that are required to complete the game, but the other ten are just nice to have. This helps to reward Speedrunners who really learn the game’s Ins and Outs, normal players who might have difficulties solving a difficult puzzle while not really inconveniencing completionists because every item helps to make things easier in some capacity.
Taking K.I.S.S. by Heart
Minit, by all means, is a simple game, but simple definitely does not equal bad. Everything is held pretty minimalistic; The graphics are monochrome Pixel-Art, there is no Equipment menu or anything of the sort, everything bar your sword is a passive effect, you won’t find a map either. The music is really good, but it never tries to become the main focus and stays in the background, enhancing the scenes wonderfully.
I recommend you give Minit a go! While it might be relatively short on a single playthrough, NG+ and NG++ are sure to keep you on your toes! Overall, the core game loop is super satisfying and the game offers something for everybody: Speedrunners, Completionists, Legend of Zelda fans, Puzzle Lovers, you name it!
Minit is developed by @kittycalis, @jwaaaap, @jukiokallio and @zerstoerer. It is published by Devolver Digital and is available on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam as well as Itch.io for $9.99 or your regional equivalent. More information on www.minitgame.com
This Review was not in any way sponsored. The (digital) copy for the Nintendo Switch was bought by myself.