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  • Summary: (Also known as "Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes") You've trained your brain with Brain Age--now sharpen your eye power with Flash Focus! Fast, fun activities and quick-play sports challenges give your eyes the challenging workout they need. The first time you play Flash Focus, you'll complete a short series of activities to evaluate your Eye Age. Train every day to lower your Eye Age and challenge your Focus Ability in the five major categories: Hand-Eye Coordination, Peripheral Vision, Dynamic Visual Acuity, Momentary Vision, and Eye Movement. Flash Focus is designed to be played a little bit every day. Like the Brain Age games, it features a calendar that tracks the days you have completed your training by giving you stamps. By playing each day, you'll unlock more activities and sports-based tests. Each time you complete an activity, your results are added to line charts so you can easily follow your progress. [Nintendo] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. With the plethora of options waiting to be uncovered after every passing day, it's hard to not enjoy playing Flash Focus. The game offers the player a lot, and at the same time, limits what can be done day by day.
  2. Even though Flash Focus is neither a masterpiece nor a highly anticipated title, it may draw some good sales. The game is cheap, innovative, interesting, and well designed.
  3. Although it's not very original, the content found here is compelling and fun, and the sports twist proves to be inspiration for several addictive mini-games.
  4. 60
    Despite the cute retro-styled characters, cheery music, and narrated post-work-out relaxation exercises (which I actually skipped after the first time because they felt like more strain than comfort), I can confidently say this is not the next must-have brain game.
  5. The game is simplistic at best; it doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles, and in some cases lacks what Brain Age set up as the fundamental training video game.
  6. For those who are truly desperate to gain any advantage they can in their vision - all the moneyed falconers and old men crossing the street out there - well, play it for a few weeks, but don’t be surprised if you spot an unwanted space in your wallet where twenty bucks used to be.
  7. 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.

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  1. BillWilson
    Mar 14, 2009
    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. Expand
  2. MarkReule
    Oct 30, 2007
    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, Expand
  3. TomA.
    Oct 21, 2007
    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. Collapse