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Minute of Islands Is a Decent 2D Puzzle Platformer – Review in 3 Minutes


Minute of Islands is a 2D puzzle platformer developed by Studio Fizbin and published by Mixtvision. You play as Mo, a young girl on a quest to repair a world on the brink of collapse. Paired with the Omni Switch, Mo must explore the archipelago and dark labyrinths to save her family and restore her world to normal. Be prepared to be challenged as you explore the islands, revisit family, and begin to unfold the dark truths that surround your home.

The game is a bit of a mixed bag. Studio Fizbin put a ton of love into this project, especially in terms of the visuals and world-building. The gameplay is easygoing and doesn’t offer mind-numbing puzzles, which can be hit or miss depending on expectations. Add the forgettable story that lacks a strong enough narrative, and you have a troubling combination. However, if you’re a fan of the aesthetics, enjoy relaxed gameplay, and have five hours to spare, Minute of Islands offers a decent experience for most.

The game is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, and PC for $19.99.

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Meet Will Cruz, the Associate Producer in the AAA space and a regular critic via the 3 Minute Review series. But that's not all -- he also produces closed captions for The Escapist! Will's journey in the video game industry began in 2015, when he produced content for TrueAchievements. While pursuing his bachelor's in Film and Digital Media, he focused on content creation and has since worked with big names such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Disney, Netflix, and more. In his free time, Will is known to play Fortnite, read comics, write new songs, and constantly complain about sports and sports entertainment – looking at you, WWE and AEW.