The rules of one of E3’s surprise standouts this year are recognisable – fail to solve the mystery, the loop restarts – but the knowledge you accumulate is key
One of the surprise standouts at E3 this year was the indie time-looping point-and-click adventure 12 Minutes. In this stylish thriller, players are cast as a nameless everyman. Sitting down with his wife at the beginning of the game he gets some big news: they’re having a baby. But minutes later, a cop bursts through the door with an arrest warrant for her, and the startling accusation that she murdered her own father years earlier.
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