Beyond Eyes (PS4)
This is a short, 2-3 hour game which imagines the world from the point of view of a girl who has lost her sight. It's really nice, with environments resembling watercolour paintings that start off blank and are filled in by the girl's touch as she traverses the world. So you don't see the fence at the side of the road until you come up against it, for example. Some lovely touches, for example a woodpecker on a distant tree is a tiny island of colour in the blank canvas.
Unfortunately it suffers from Everybody'sGoneToTheRapture-itis, in that the traversal speed is too slow (as you'd expect from a blind person feeling their way along) and while you can slowly explore the environment, there is usually nothing to discover there, apart from another wall or fence. The area opened up to the girl's sight as she moves along is realistic in the game's terms, but too narrow to be really enjoyable. For example you can move down a street and only reveal one side of it, to reveal the other side you'd have to walk back up that side, where there is nothing interesting, or do a slow zig-zag as you walk down the street to begin with.
It's an interesting game for it's mechanics and art style though, and is on sale at the moment for cheap.
Resident Evil 4 (PS4)
I did it! Kudos to KSubzero for offering advice here which removed some of my anxiety about the game and let me enjoy it rather than worrying about things. There probably isn't anything I can really say about it without sounding foolish, as I don't have much historical context for the game, but I enjoyed it a lot. I had to use a walkthrough for the 'It' and the Krauser boss fights; they are pretty ambitious by today's standards - you can see why modern boss fights just tend to stick you in an arena and that's it. Traversal of the environment plus
fighting a boss was very challenging for me.
Question: does anyone know of any criticism that puts the game in it's proper context, ie with what came before and after, that I could read/look at? I watched a Superbunnyhop video that was a bit rubbish.
Edit: Oh, and HowLongToBeat really let me down on this one. 16 hours apparently. It took me 25