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Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: Beyond eyes shows you the imaginative world of Rae, a 10 year-old girl, as she ventures outside her familiar surroundings in search of a fat cat named Nani. Rae isn't like most other girls. She lost her eyesight in an accident with fireworks when she was just a toddler and the experienceBeyond eyes shows you the imaginative world of Rae, a 10 year-old girl, as she ventures outside her familiar surroundings in search of a fat cat named Nani. Rae isn't like most other girls. She lost her eyesight in an accident with fireworks when she was just a toddler and the experience left her traumatized. Fearing loud noises and public places, she hardly ever leaves her house, preferring to spend her free time in her special garden where everything smells pleasant and all is nice. Some people might feel sorry for Rae, being as isolated as she is, but Rae herself is perfectly content with her life especially after befriending a gorgeous full-figured stray feline she names Nani. When Nani goes missing Rae finally gains the courage to go outside for the first time on an wonderful and life changing journey to find her missing friend. The world outside is frightening and unfamiliar but, with the guidance of the player, Rae learns to overcome her fears and finds beauty and possible new friends outside of her golden cage. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 100
    If I could give Beyond Eyes more stars, I would. Rarely does a character emotion become so pronounced in my own being. When Rae was delighted, I’d laugh with excitement. When Rae was scared, I cowered alongside her. When Rae was upset I was quite literally found sobbing in the fetal position until the wave of emotion passed.
  2. Aug 17, 2015
    78
    The visual style is very unique and captivating, the quiet storytelling with the focus on experiencing the world based on perception and expectation is a breath of fresh air. But it all feels very safe. In the end you are not Rae’s guardian or protector but rather a companion on her travels.
  3. Sep 7, 2015
    70
    I didn’t love this game, but it had enough nice moments for me to be happy that I played it.
  4. Aug 18, 2015
    60
    Beyond Eyes has to be commended for expressing a complicated idea so well and in such a unique way. It's almost worth experiencing just for that aspect alone. Unfortunately, as a high-concept empathy game that overrelies on the concept, it doesn't manage to move past its own cleverness.
  5. Sep 1, 2015
    50
    An interesting idea that is not well executed and is boring to play, despite its beautiful art.
  6. Aug 11, 2015
    50
    Beyond Eyes is an experience like no other. Beautiful and touching... but damn slow. There is virtually nothing to accomplish. Just walking and listening very repetitive sounds, chapter after chapter. Only the gamers that want to live something very unique will embrace this journey. Others will be quickly bored.
  7. Sep 4, 2015
    35
    We didn't expect much from Beyond Eyes and the short two hours we needed to complete the game proved us right. From an artistic point of view, the game is quite seducing but there are so few things to do there that it quickly becomes boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Aug 7, 2015
    10
    Jeux tout simplement génial , une histoire émouvante entre une petite fille devenue aveugle qui part a la recherche de sont seul ami ( unJeux tout simplement génial , une histoire émouvante entre une petite fille devenue aveugle qui part a la recherche de sont seul ami ( un chat) et qui va vivre un aventure magnifique Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2015
    4
    Yes, this game is "Pretty" and "Creative" but if you ignore those things, this game is just bad. I played for about half an hour and I couldn't go on.
  3. Sep 7, 2018
    2
    It looks cute and the story was intriguing but the slow paced killed me. I played this for an hour and I simply cannot play it anymore. TheIt looks cute and the story was intriguing but the slow paced killed me. I played this for an hour and I simply cannot play it anymore. The only reason you really need to play this is you can finish it and earn all the achievement in around three to four hours which would be a lot quicker if it doesn't take Rae 15 minutes to get from one side of the bridge to the other.. This and Overruled! serve as massive stains in Team 17's library. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2015
    0
    OMG this is, by far, the worst game I have ever played in my entire life. And I played the original Atari 2600 ET game, so I don't say thisOMG this is, by far, the worst game I have ever played in my entire life. And I played the original Atari 2600 ET game, so I don't say this lightly. At least ET could walk relatively fast. Basically all you do in this game is walk. SLOWLY. You walk SO SLOWLY in random directions, eventually reaching the current objective (whether it be a gate, a bridge, a crosswalk, some butterflies, etc.). In fact watch any youtube video of it, they speed the game up 400% just so viewers won't gouge their eyes out watching.

    I'm convinced any positive reviews of this game is the latest version of "Rick Rolling" somebody. I've renamed this tactic "Rae Rolling" (the girls name in the game). It goes like this. Person 1: "Hey man, just played this awesome new game Beyond Eyes. You should play it!" Person 2: "Cool. Looks interesting. Heres my $15....WHAT THE?!?!?!?!" Person 1: "AHAHAHAH!! Rae Rolled!!!"

    In fact the latest way I like to annoy my family is to walk around the house as slow as I can, occasionally yelling out "Nani!" Believe me, drives my family crazy just like it drove me crazy playing this game.
    And no, there is no surprise ending. Ending is obvious I knew how it would end midway through the game (not "spoiling" it but it is obvious). Whatever you do, do not play this game if you value your sanity. Or, maybe I'll be hip and Rae Roll you. Go ahead and play! It's AWESEOME!!!
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