Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 40
    Flash Focus: Vision Training In Minutes a Day is cheap, checking in at $19.99, but even that doesn't seem to justify what you are actually getting here.
  2. Sight Training is no fun. There's not enough to do and what there is to do is tedious. It's hard to believe it improves your visual abilities any more than eating carrots makes you see in the dark.
  3. If you’re truly worried about your vision we recommend spending the £20 on an eye test instead, as Sight Training will offer you nothing but prolonged boredom and headaches. [Jan 2008, p.127]
  4. Cocked to the side of intellectual myopia, Flash Focus is a blurry and beady exercise that wants you to keep it one foot away from you – but you’ll probably do that and more.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BillWilson
    Mar 14, 2009
    8
    I really enjoy this game, but I do think it's easy to misunderstand what the game is for. As Tom A said, this is really brain training... it just happens to focus on the brain's processing of visual sensory input. At that, I think it does a very good job. I've been playing for a while, and I am starting to realize actual benefits. For instance, I now find it much easier to navigate heavy traffic on the freeway -- perhaps my peripheral vision and dynamic visual acuity have improved? Anyway, I enjoy both the sports mini-games and the more abstract exercises included in this game. I thoroughly enjoy it, and believe it is actually beneficial to me. Full Review »
  2. MarkReule
    Oct 30, 2007
    5
    From the creators of Pac-man comes a title that is hard to classify as a game: Flash Focus Vision training in minutes a day. Flash Focus is in the vein of the new casual brain training games offered by Nintendo such as Brain Age. The idea behind these games is that if you do these brain exercises everyday, you will improve your thinking, comprehension, and memory down to the optimal age of 20. I did not have much confidence in this game after I read on page 5 of the manual, Full Review »
  3. TomA.
    Oct 21, 2007
    3
    This is basically brain training, except you only get to see your question for 2 seconds and call it "eye training". and that 2 seconds is how long it will take you to realize that you've been ripped off. Full Review »