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Before Your Eyes

Publisher: Skybound Games
08 April 2021
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A recollection of the life of a soul who recently passed into the afterlife. Nothing lasts forever, though, as every time you blink in real life (using the help of a webcam), time jumps forward.
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im baby, apparently.
Before Your Eyes is a very short but incredibly powerful experience.

The game's primary mechanic involves using your computer's webcam to track your real-world blinks. While this mechanic has its limits, it never overstays its welcome or hinders the game’s experience. This is largely due to the fact that recalibrating your webcam and the blink detection sensitivity in-game is simple and painless, often done in just a few clicks (If you’re unable to use the Blink mechanic for whatever reason, there’s an option to play without it). This is my first experience with webcam-based gameplay, and Before Your Eyes kept me engaged until the very (sad) end.

While some Gamers will consider the Blink feature a “gimmick” deserving of ridicule, it’s clear that the goal of the Goodbye World Games team wasn’t to blow minds through world-shattering gameplay mechanics, but to tell a uniquely immersive, emotional story that resonates with the player. The purpose of the Blink feature is to create a new sense of connectivity with their characters, one that allows the player to see the world through their own eyes. And it works! It’s a nice, interesting mechanic that– when paired with great writing and excellent performances– leads to some truly emotional moments during the game’s short runtime.

I’d absolutely recommend this game to anyone who wants something *heavy* and emotionally powerful. It likely won’t blow you away, but it is definitely worth checking out. I did an ugly face cry 3+ times.
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Too much melodrama. The gimmick is gimmicky. I like the visuals, character animations are very expressive.
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Tarlemagne Before Your Eyes 2022-09-27T20:22:25Z
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Guishe38 Before Your Eyes 2022-09-08T02:59:28Z
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Robo1662 Before Your Eyes 2022-08-30T18:18:09Z
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renganoid Before Your Eyes 2022-08-28T20:09:56Z
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Sampon Before Your Eyes 2022-08-25T16:52:28Z
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Quentinexists Before Your Eyes 2022-08-23T07:37:29Z
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BoosterRaccoon Before Your Eyes 2022-08-21T22:55:23Z
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dontwannaknow Before Your Eyes 2022-08-19T00:07:21Z
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  • 2na 2021-06-20 00:43:10.935902+00
    i am going to personally kill anyone who rates this below a 4
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  • DaymanNightman 2021-06-26 01:03:58.603191+00
    people are gonna be talking about this game for a *long* time
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  • Dr_Manhattan95 2021-07-04 23:46:21.010622+00
    Made me tear up, but because my eyes were dry.
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  • SheriffBigby 2021-07-24 11:37:32.433768+00
    unique concept that doesn't overstay its welcome and utilizes it to the maximum. also beautiful [2]
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  • Whoa 2021-10-27 17:44:20.367321+00
    Edith Finch rested on the shoulders of interface gimmicks and bold narrative decisions like this. Super cool. Reminded me a lot of the strengths A Fisherman's Tale had, but never pushed fully.

    My eyes naturally drying out as my investment in the story progressed made for a really crucial element of my experience.
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  • TricksyZerg 2022-08-04 16:43:42.147434+00
    unique concept that doesn't overstay its welcome and utilizes it to the maximum. also beautiful [3]
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