Pile up and head to the bunker!
60 Seconds is a survival game set in the midst of nuclear war between America and the Soviets. In this game, it is your job to gather as many materials as possible in 60 seconds before you’re locked in a bunker where your next target is to survive for as long as you can.
I’ve never really been a fan of these games that make you rush, I like to take my time with games, so was 60 seconds enough to change my mind? Let’s find out!
60 Seconds – Nintendo Switch – Released: 12/18/17- $9.99
60 Seconds offers the humor and the charisma necessary to be a great game, and it shows me the light within the genre, but some tiny factors keep me from truly wanting to play the game for any longer than I did.
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60 Seconds has two types of gameplay. On the first 60 seconds you explore a top-down almost 3d like house where you must gather as many materials before time is up. After that, it is your job to make decisions like sharing the food and scavenging the outside world for as long as you can. The game will have yes or no type of questions as days pass by, resulting in you to have to use your best judgment in order to survive. Decisions feel meaningful, and understanding certain rules such as how long someone can survive without food is the difference between a survivor or a dead man.
The game looks gorgeous and plays well, but if you’re not familiar with this type of game, it will not be something you’ll deeply enjoy. There is fun to be had by just about anyone, but to warrant the title’s price, I’d recommend asking yourself if you truly crave this style of game. I have to admit though, the game has a fantastic sense of humor.
My Issue With It
The 60 Seconds factor feels broken to me on the Switch, specially when I found myself pressing a button to grab a certain item and not having it enter my inventory. I can’t tell you how many times I died because the water I grabbed didn’t come into the bunker with me. It’s a real shame, because I am almost certain that this doesn’t happen on other versions of the game, meaning that the Switch version isn’t the optimal way to play.
If you enjoy this genre, 60 Seconds is definitely worth the price, but if you are like me, it simply doesn’t offer enough fun for it to change your mind. Had the price been a bit lower, at around $5 it’d be easier to swallow for the beginners of the genre.
I would give this game a 5 out of 10!
I wish this had been #60 instead of #61, but the world just simply ain’t perfect!