Many of us have been frustrated with Guitar Hero-like git graphs. These are usually made by tools that can't tidy up the graphs. There's a way to make them readable!
Tig is a fantastic tool for visualizing Git trees in the command line. Press
shift-g to switch the commit graph to v1, which simplifies the graph. The example above shows the same fragment of Git history, but changing how it's visualized will make it apparent that it's simply a few PR's being merged en masse.
Try Tig out in your package manager! For MacOS, it's available as
brew install tig. For Linux, it's available in most distro's repositories.