12 Minutes Is a Riveting Groundhog Day-Style Murder Mystery

12 Minutes had me at minute one, but playing it only reinforced my gut reaction to it: this is my favorite new game from E3 2019, and if it’s not already on your radar, it’s time to rectify that. The concept is a clever mashup of a roguelike and a traditional point-and-click adventure game, viewed from a top-down perspective: playing as the husband, you and your wife are sitting down to dinner, where she wants to share some big news. She’s prepared something special to eat, and she asks you to set the table. But you can do anything you like and your wife will react. If you sit on the couch, she’ll sit next to you and cuddle in front of the TV. You can wander the apartment – I saw a bathroom, bedroom, and a closet – and it doesn’t appear you can leave. Dialogue options change based on your choices.

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Source: IGN.com 12 Minutes Is a Riveting Groundhog Day-Style Murder Mystery