It’s now available on mobile, so I am once again asking you to play it before your eyes.
Fanbyte readers know one thing about me: I won’t stop telling people to try certain games. Before your Eyes is an adventure game by GoodbyeWorld Games that tracks every blink, you make to move the story forward. It’s one of those games I recommend whenever I can. Now it is available on mobile devices via Netflix. It’s running flawlessly on my iPhone 12 as I type this.
Before your Eyes is a game about a character called Benjamin Brynn. He recounts his whole life as a ferryman who catches the souls of the dead from the sea. Time passes as he moves from his childhood with his parents to his adulthood with life-changing moments. As everyone knows, blinking can be an unconscious and involuntary act. It’s like you’re falling into a moment. But it’s gone in the blink of an eyes.
It is a hopeful, heartbreaking story about small moments that make up our whole being. And how we might be able to tell someone else floating in a sea of hearts everything that has brought us to this point. It’s been a year since I reviewed it on in 2021. I still get choked up just thinking about it. I was even a bit misty-eyed when I wrote this news article.
Before your Eyes was at the top of the Game of the Year List . Even though I enjoyed many of the 2022 games, I still consider it to be the best of the bunch of games released this year. This is a great game to recommend to anyone who has a Netflix account. It’s also only 90 minutes long so you can complete it in one sitting.
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