Role-playing games, Japanese ones especially, can be such long-winded things. They're far more digestible when you cut out all the fluff and break them down into five-second minigames.

Just think! No more exploring, no more chit-chat about how evil the new evil oppressors are, no flashbacks to your childhood, where you were raised as an orphan on a peaceful farm. No tedious battle scenes, no juggling party status, no grinding.

Just 25 games, giving you the essence of a JRPG. Yes, it sounds like Half Minute Hero, but if you think of it as a WarioWare game parodying a specific genre, you'll be closer to the mark.

Synopsis Quest [via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]