After falling in love at first sight with the shy Sachi Usui, an injury-ridden, single-eyed high school girl, the protagonist tries to win over her lonely and isolated heart. A pure, heart-warming romance game where the apple of your eye only has one eye!
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Release Date: May 18, 2015

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After falling in love at first sight with the shy Sachi Usui, an injury-ridden, single-eyed high school girl, the protagonist tries to win over her lonely and isolated heart. A pure, heart-warming romance game where the apple of your eye only has one eye!

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP+
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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    • OS: x86/x86_64
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Black Jack
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Overall, Love at First Sight is a very good dose of meet cute. The artwork is quite nice, blending elements that wouldn't be out of place in a horror game (gloomy color palette, sagging eyes, etc.) with typical visual novel trappings (huge eyes--or rather, eye, effusive poses, and a surprising amount of moe).

Those seeking a particularly deep story should probably go elsewhere. While LaFS is very, very cute and can bring the feels when needed, at the end of it all it's nothing more than (particularly sweet) fluff.

LaFS is also very short. While I am a quick reader, I was able to finish the game within a few hours even with a bit of idle time. Because of this, I can only recommend getting this game on sale--it's overpriced as-is.

Final Score: 7/10
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Hyōrinmaru
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
I was always a sucker for feels.. oh well. Waifu material here, a lil' spooky resemblance to Sylvie though. (^':
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IanDimas
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
Short, but super cute and sweet. Feels a bit too manipulative at times, but I loved it.

It's a visual novel in the purest sense - you only read and see images, there's no choices to be made.

Higly recommended if you want something cute in your life
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Squid Baron
6.7 hrs
Posted: August 12
Thank you Developer for making a game like this, the Animations and art is super adorable and i loved every moment of it. this is easily one of the best Visual Novels i have ever read and i hope you continue making more.

Never Have i thought in my life that a One-Eyed Girl Could be so Cute.

10/10
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Stormydove
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 11
Amazing visual novel! Beat the game in 2.6 hours at an enjoyable speed and got 11/12 achievements with the last one beating the game in Japanese which I do not read so why would I do this.

The game or well story is very cute and sweet overall with lots of times when you think it is going to take a terrible turn or something freaky is going to happen. Let's say it's a 10/10 for keeping your interest.

After finishing the game in the extras I completely loved the authors comments and game making diary. His passion for wanting to turn some drawings into a story for a manga and game let me connect with him and see his vision. He apologizes for not being good enough, when I think what he made was terrific and took lot's of hard work, love and dedication to characters he's flushed out well.

The characters feel real and you get the sense they are not just placed into the game without real thought put into who they are, why they are there and how they act, feel and speak.

I don't tend to write positive only reviews on games (Check my other ones), but this game made me happy! I loved the characters, the music, the art, the concept and think the author did a great job.

For me and IMO 10/10
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Bobby Zeal
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
Love at First Sight is a visual novel based around the main character slowly falling in love with a girl, who happens to have a singular large eyeball instead of the usual two. It is essentially, a simple love story minus the depth and complexity that most novels have.

First things first, I like the art style – it has that indie vibe that makes it stands out. It’s not over-the-top beautifully wonderful that make your eyes moist – but it works nonetheless. Thumbs up!

Unfortunately the music is, for the most part, colourless. There are a couple of songs that are passable, but all of the tracks repeat themselves too often, so it’s better played with the volume on low. Thumbs down.

Now for the main story. It’s… barely above average I guess. There’s just no real ‘meat’ to it. For me, a visual novel (or any game for that matter) needs to either be entertaining, exciting, original, funny, shocking, or at the very least, somewhat interesting – and sadly, Love at First Sight scarcely delivers in a couple of those categories.

Overall, if you’re a heavy fan of visual novels, and see this one on a sale, than maybe this will be for you. It’s okay for light reading and, well, it DOES have a cute girl with one eye. Just don’t expect too much.

Score: 59/100
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Natron
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
The author of this game claims to have a scar fetish.

If you look closely, you might find some evidence for that in the game.
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wispie
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 5
This game was so weird. I spent most of the time gaping at the screen laughing. I don't know if the game was trying to take itself seriously, but in no way could I. That being said, this was really hilarious, a romping good time. 'Can I touch your scars?' #grope
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悪 | Evil
4.7 hrs
Posted: July 29
Truly a lovely visual novel that dares to be different.
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GypsySquid
4.0 hrs
Posted: July 28
Cute read, somewhat acquired taste.
Few deviations in narrative. Rushed, simplistic, but impressive for the time allotted. Dark and whismical artwork. Servicable soundtrack. Charmingly animated chapter transitions. Intriguing shifts in perspective. Predictable narrative, but great emotional appeal from build up and release of tension.

Sachi Usui is f*cking adorable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Thank you Developer for making a game like this, the Animations and art is super adorable and i loved every moment of it. this is easily one of the best Visual Novels i have ever read and i hope you continue making more.

Never Have i thought in my life that a One-Eyed Girl Could be so Cute.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game was so weird. I spent most of the time gaping at the screen laughing. I don't know if the game was trying to take itself seriously, but in no way could I. That being said, this was really hilarious, a romping good time. 'Can I touch your scars?' #grope
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210 of 254 people (83%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
First things first: Sachi a cute. Ignore the haters.

Hitomebore is a love story visual novel that, from my understanding, was made mostly by one person. Originally released last year at COMITIA 107, the Steam version comes with improved CGs and an English translation by Sekai Project. Hitomebore runs on Renpy, which is fairly uncommon for a Japanese production despite its status as the go-to visual novel framework in the West, so that's quite interesting.

The game's strongest point (by a considerable margin) is its creepy look. There is a short animated clip whenever the chapter changes. Unfortunately, like so many other visual novels, the game runs natively in a low, 4:3 resolution.

Music is MIDI-tier at times, but not unpleasant to listen to. I kind of like the main theme in fact, but it's not something I'd listen to outside of the game.

Story is where it all falls apart, both in terms of length and writing quality. Without spoiling anything, let's just say that the game never takes full advantage of its fairly unique theme of having a girl with one eye. You could replace it with a different condition without having to rewrite much of the story, which by the way is high school drama that we all have seen a thousand times before. Highlights are the scene where the MC feeds Sachi, and the scenes where he touches her scars. You will be getting about 2-3 hours of story, which for its price tag is quite short.

For 10 bucks I can't recommend it due to its length and writing, but since Sachi is such a likeable character and the game is an indie product, I can't regret spending 10 bucks on it either.
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164 of 205 people (80%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
My Cyclops Girlfriend Can't Be This Cute.
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128 of 156 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
A cute, short story. The story is a somewhat normal high school drama. About 2-3 hours long. No paths or alternate endings. The extras include CGs, character sprites, and music. Unfortunately the text on the character profiles isn't translated (According to a comment from Sekai Project, this is coming in a future patch). There are also a few silly bonus scenes in the extras, and some history of the development as well.
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75 of 90 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
A short kinetic visual novel, Love at First Sight: Hitomebore is a solo project by the artist Ray-K.
The plot is a fairly standard high school love-story/drama with an unusual character; Usui Satsi (or Sachi, as this official release has localized her name as). The story is warm for the most part, and touches on typical subjects in high school that come with being an "odd one out".

That being said, there isn't a whole lot to get out of this read if you aren't already predisposed to a few things:
A) Liking Ray-K's cute and macabre artwork.
B) Finding cyclops girls to be the most precious thing in the world (who doesn't?).
C) You don't have stupidly high expectations because you've actually read (or tried to read) more than just the popular, cream of the crop VNs (with even some of those not actually being that good).

I'll be frank, $10 is a steep price for this short read. There's nothing new or unprecedented here, just a small solo project that's well put-together for the most part. Ray-K is responsible for everything except some of the music and of course, the Ren'py engine.
However, as a fan of Ray-K's art and general curiosity after skipping through an untranslated demo he released a while back, I was pleasantly surprised to see it translated and released here. I didn't hesitate at all to purchase it.
The game actually includes some nice extras: character profiles, stages of development, and some bonus scenes, but some are left untranslated at the moment. Hopefully that will be changed in the future.
The creator, Ray-K, admits it wasn't ultimately near his original vision in an Afterword that's included, but is very satisfied he was able to make a game featuring his character, Usui Satsi.

But yeah, buy this game so you can learn to love cyclops girls if for some reason you already don't and earn some cute trading cards.
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
When you look past the strange heroine, Love at First Sight is a pretty straightforward high school romance VN. There's no ero in the game itself, but it has a few ero-guro undertones that might be off-putting for some. Even so, there's a certain soft grace to it all; Ray-K's painterly style brings warmth and tenderness to every scene, catching the restrained giddiness of young love in a way that might be lost with cleaner, flatter designs. It is, in a word, comfy.

The characters are likeable, for the most part, with Sachi standing head and shoulders over any run-of-the-mill moeblob love interest. She invites sympathy and the urge to protect, but her vulnerability never really grates. The music doesn't stand out by any means, but its gentleness supports the cozy atmosphere well.

There is very little beyond the story's single path, unfortunately — about two hours of content in all. Even the most casual reader will chew through it quickly, and depending on their tastes, they'll probably be left wanting more. It's perhaps not enough to warrant the full $10. But if it's on sale and you have five bucks to spare, time spent on crisp autumn back-streets with a cute cyclops girl is time well invested.

Admittedly, I might be biased here; that wide, bottomless eye will ease open your chest and grope the scars. But isn't that the point?

Pick this up if you enjoy cutely macabre aesthetics, monster girls, romance, and if you see it on sale.

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+ Cute monster girl heroine
+ Cozy autumn setting
+ Warm, comfy art style
+ The extra features serve as a fun little epilogue and development backstory
+ When you're done with the story and extras, check the creator's Pixiv for a bit more

- Only one story path
- That one path is a little bare-bones and straightforward
- At 2-3 hours, the VN is extremely short — perhaps too short to justify a $10 price tag
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
Love At First Sight is the story of a boy who meets a girl who doesn't look “normal”, and how they slowly come to know and then love each other.
Being a fan of anime I am used to eyes so big that they would shame the average Seville orange, but this time we are talking melon size. Surely there can't any room left in that head for a brain? Ah, whatever. The only thing more bizarre is her choice in clothes. A melon wrapped in pink meringue springs to mind.
The story is quite cute, but I found something slightly disturbing about it. It's a very typical Japanese anime relationship that develops very slowly and is really gentle. All good so far. It tries to deal with the issues of a person who doesn't conform to norms…. but you get the idea that the female protagonist was made that way to appeal to the small number of males who find solace in the belief that if normal girls don't like them then maybe they can find an abnormal one that will. Maybe I am being too harsh, but I have never really liked the overly demure female characters that seem fairly popular with Otakus. The novel goes so far to refer to the player as the protagonist at several points in the game, making it very clear who this game is aimed at.
In short, I think this novel will appeal to a niche market. It is very well produced, the illustrations are just fine, and while some will find the story very cute, others will be perplexed by it. I do recommend it, but with a lot of reservation.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Did you notice a sign out in front of my computer that said "Normal Girl Date"?
You know WHY you didn't see that sign?
'Cause it ain't there, 'cause dating normal girls ain't my ♥♥♥♥ing business, that's why!
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
well ... that VN got me good ... i didn't expect the story to be so taking ... not regreting any second the buying of that Visual novel... tho it left me, dunno how to put it ... kinda want more, i think the story itself and the characters deserve more, stories
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