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  • Summary: Blind is a narrative-driven psychological thriller for virtual reality where the player is blind and must explore their surroundings using echolocation.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 19, 2018
    85
    Blind is basically a room escape game that does an excellent job of taking a fairly common type of game and making it extraordinarily uncommon. It uses an innovative simulation of blindness to add a large measure of personal discomfort and stress to truly make the player feel as if they MUST get out of that building, but doing so is going to be next to impossible with their unexpected and frightening affliction.
  2. Oct 8, 2018
    75
    Walking around in total darkness and making sounds so you can get a glimpse of your surroundings is the premise on which Tiny Bull builds this Virtual Reality title. It gives us a unique audiovisual experience which offers an interesting story and some fun puzzles for you to solve. Blind is worth your time if you can manage dealing with a couple of minor bugs and the fact that the puzzles lean heavily towards trial and error from time to time.
  3. Sep 23, 2018
    60
    Whilst the story is good, and the mansion creates an uneasy atmosphere that begs to be explored, the puzzles are far too specific, and the lighting and design within the environment is hard to process in VR.
  4. 60
    Blind banks a lot on, well, the blindness being the big draw, but I don’t think using it as simply an extra hurdle on top of familiar puzzle-solving elements does much to elevate the experience as a whole.
  5. 60
    Blind on PSVR is at times elegant and at others a clumsy stumble. Tiny Bull Studios weaves an intriguing narrative while also using VR in a new and interesting way. However, there are times when the puzzling gets a bit too arduous due to cryptic direction and poor pacing. There are worse VR games on PS4, however many will not find much to see here overall.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    60
    While the story sheds light on why solving these brain-teasers matters so much, it lacks the sense of unease the premise warrants. Devoid of any threat, Blind loses its way and you’re left to stumble from one (albeit good) puzzle room to the next with little tangible danger to spur you on. You’re not so much fumbling in the dark for a sense of direction as you are coerced towards a not-so-subtle twist. But you will have fun getting there. [Issue#155, p.90]
  7. Sep 20, 2018
    40
    Blind is a wildly uneven, generally disappointing trip into virtual reality. Its main sticking point, echolocation, shines when used to its fullest, but more often than not, it doesn’t get put to any real use. In between each of the game’s good puzzles, you’ll encounter large stretches of walking, and probably a smattering of technical problems as well. But hey, at least it won’t take too much of your time. The ending impression with Blind that we were left with was largely one of disappointment. We hoped for, and expected, more.

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