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  • Summary: Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Raes world is once moreBeyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Raes world is once more shattered as Nani, her pet cat, goes missing. Summoning up all the courage she can muster, Rae learns to face her fears and ventures out into the world, to find her best friend. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 80
    Somehow Beyond Eyes is able to turn even its flaws into a positive.
  2. Sep 10, 2015
    68
    Beyond Eyes offers a unique concept with the blind girl, that is wonderful in gameplay mechanics and watercolor graphics. But it can get boring. It’s a game that should be completed in one sitting. It's a good idea, although it isn't perfectly executed.
  3. Oct 28, 2015
    55
    The idea was great, but Beyond Eyes can't really convey feelings or even narrate a decent and concrete story. Quite sad, considering its potential.
  4. Sep 21, 2015
    50
    Beyond Eyes may be worth playing if you can find the game on sale, but it doesn’t offer too much new to people who enjoy these types of games. On the other hand, if you have a young one or want to introduce games to someone, this may be the game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 16, 2015
    50
    The game could learn from its pint-sized protagonist. [Dec 2015, p.91]
  6. Sep 23, 2015
    50
    Beyond Eyes is an incredibly admirable game. Its aim of simulating the experience of being blind is buoyed by a clever central conceit, and genuinely breathtaking presentation. Unfortunately, an exceedingly frustrating pace combined with a lackluster story means that the title ultimately buckles under the weight of its own ambition.
  7. Nov 4, 2015
    10
    Despite the fact that the game is only two or three hours long (depending on how lost a player gets) I found it to be absolutely unbearable. I became so bored with the lack of interesting things to see and do that I literally put a rubber band on my controller's left stick to keep her moving for long stretches of time, which gives an idea of how interactive Beyond Eyes is. I badly wanted to quit after the first thirty minutes, but I was determined to see where the story was going. Naturally, the ending was a total non-event and not worth the time and aggravation.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 10, 2020
    7
    Неплохая короткая игра, которая рассказывает трогательную историю о слепой девочке. В ней нет увлекательного геймплея, но игра просто неНеплохая короткая игра, которая рассказывает трогательную историю о слепой девочке. В ней нет увлекательного геймплея, но игра просто не успевает надоесть за время прохождения. Вокруг слепоты главной героини построено несколько оригинальных механик, которые интересно увидеть и подумать "а это находчиво!". Игра не претендует на многое и в своих рамках является отличным опытом на несколько часов. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beyond Eyes is a very cool idea for a game. The idea that you can't actually see what is going on around you and where you are going is fantastic, and I love that you discover everything around might not actually look anything like she is imagining it. Despite the great idea and fantastic art direction the game fell quite a bit short for me. I definitely enjoyed playing through it, and anyone who enjoys games in the same vein as Journey or The Unfinished Swan should give this game a try, but when I heard the game announcement way back when I was expecting a bit more than what was delivered. The controls were quite wonky, as everytime you run into somehting (which happens a lot) the game is quite unresponsive to your change in direction. Also, I get the game is meant to be slow-paced as she is blind, but the game feels brutally slow, and since you can't see more than right in front of you, and there is no directional cues beyond the path on the ground, I found myself going the wrong way and having to slowly trot around until I finally found the right way. Nonetheless, I did enjoy the game despite it's short comings.

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  3. Jun 24, 2020
    4
    I expected more from this one. It started in a very interesting way; you play as a blind little girl, who tries to find her missing cat. TheI expected more from this one. It started in a very interesting way; you play as a blind little girl, who tries to find her missing cat. The game starts from a scratch, white screen and you start discovering the world by slowly moving around and by following the sounds. However, Beyond Eyes deliveres a short and predictable story that felt as if developers had a lack of ideas. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2016
    1
    Beyond Eyes is a third person linear game in which you control a young girl looking for her cat. I won't comment on the story, because thatBeyond Eyes is a third person linear game in which you control a young girl looking for her cat. I won't comment on the story, because that would mean there actually is one. You complete levels by walking through them, and since the girl is blind, you have to uncover levels as you walk, giving the feeling of blindness. This is an interesting mechanic, but wears thin after the first level. The level design is especially poor, and makes an entire playthrough difficult and grating. Overall, there aren't very many good qualities about the game. Expand