Everything about the tease and build-up for Twelve Minutes since its reveal in 2019 has been shrouded in mystery, and the gameplay maintains this until its final moments. It’s a game with stellar casting and cinematic panache to elevate the circumstances of being caught in a time loop. Time loops are entertaining to watch, but actually more frustrating to play. Similar to “Happy Death Day”, Twelve Minutes is an exasperating affair in trying to break the cycle you find yourself in. There are moments of greatness here, especially when you get into a rhythm, but that happens too infrequently to enjoy fully. Twelve minutes can go by quickly, or feel like an eternity. And unfortunately for Twelve Minutes it’s the latter.