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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Very Positive (27 reviews) - 92% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (407 reviews) - 94% of the 407 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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    • OS: Win XP+
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
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    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
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aim4thetop1
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I bought this game because of the store pic.

Thought it looked interesting, and after beating the game, my opinion hasn't changed. Plot revolves around the protagonist falling in love with a cyclops, who's shy and has been bullied because of her condition. His two friends help him out a little bit after he gets closer to her, and they all become good friends in the end. I really felt that the protagonist was a bit too forward and chatty.

He kept asking all of these questions, in his attempts to be friends with the cyclops, that it came off as cringey to me. It toned down in the later acts, but still, it was awkward and weird. Especially since his friend, Akemi, is supposed to be the chatterbox in the group.

The acts felt short to me, but surprisingly, I managed to finish the game in about two hours. The extras unlocked after beating the game is pretty interesting, as the developer revealed he had time constraints when making this game, and thought about making it a doujinshi.

Which, for those that don't know, is a manga. I highly recommend going through all the extra content after finishing the game, and viewing the epilogue scenes. I don't really have anything bad to say about the game, since this was made during time constraints, but I would like to say that I'll be supporting any future releases by the dev, who made a great game.

Thought the transitions where you had to press enter several times, and going from classroom to the halls, was pretty cute and immersive. I can see some people finding that off-putting though, but regardless, and like most games, it's all up to preference.

Oh, and the game is more of a kinetic novel than anything, which doesn't have choices.
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twojapacha
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
it's okay. werid from time to time (scars fetish), but cute. nice story. nice artwork.
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Zurakci
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I RECOMMEND THIS VISUAL NOVEL! (THIS IS NOT A GAME)
Ray Days (Also known as Creepy Cute and Freakily Charming) makes fantastic art, story and games. While everything is related to visual novels or visual novel games (cause there is a difference) this right here is NOT A GAME.

However. I enjoyed everything. He does what I have not seen many manage to do with me, and thats to feel for something right away. Its a story about how people who are different are treated within the school system (as in fellow class mates and such) and how much that can ♥♥♥♥ up their life (And I can relate on 2 of the 3 ends of what this visual novel shows. The Bullied and the one trying to stop the bullying)

Ray Days might be my biggest weakness when it comes to games and novels, and I am amazed by that, cause everything he does feels close to home for me.

Do I recommend it? YES... YES I DO... ♥♥♥♥ING BUY THIS!
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destx
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
eye pun
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Narrack
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A Visual novel with a good art style, Short, It took me 3 and a half hours to read through and see all the extras (worth looking throuhg the extras) Though im a quick reader.
The story is straight forward with nothing unexpected really creeping up on the reader but pleasent nether the less.

Best bought when on sale i think and well worth your time
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TytoT2000: Guide Out Now!
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
A cute little visual novel with good comedy, fun characters and a pure hearted romance (kind of).
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markerOne
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Short, sweet and straight forward. This visual novel, though made in a very short period is drawn pretty well and gives you a good feel playing through it.

Do check out the extras once you complete the game - it's worth it!
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DovFinn
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Great game but I am still forever alone.
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Xelam13
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
I´m not the kind of person that plays otome games, if you can call this game otome, but i enjoy playing this, first of all this is a romantic story, a little weird sometimes, not one of those so called visual novels where you see pretty games in sexual sitiations, so if you spect see that on the game you will not find it here.
second, this is not a monster girl story, and our protagonist is not a cyclop, but a normal girl with a malformation, that cause her to be "ugly" for society,she is bullied because of this, as you probably already guest, she also have a weird obsession with her injuries, that part was a little creepy, but is nothing really disgusting or that you close the laptop and run, the art is very cool, despite the fact that every character look like a shark or like a depressive whale.
thats all, by the way, the game don't have choices, and the main character has a name and a generic personality, so the player inmersion is zero, thats the part that i dislike most.
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Gapi Kokl
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Made by the same guy who made Teaching Feeling (oh boy). The game was rushed, as the developer mentions in the extras menu he ran out of time and he agrees that the game was rushed thus he wasn't able to use all of his ideas for the story. However the game was still worth the read. I hope that in the future this guy will make another game with improvements, such as character&story interactions... maybe even a sequel? A remake of Teaching Feeling perhaps? Who knows. Overall the game was fun to read and totally worth the buy. Eye-guarantee it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Made by the same guy who made Teaching Feeling (oh boy). The game was rushed, as the developer mentions in the extras menu he ran out of time and he agrees that the game was rushed thus he wasn't able to use all of his ideas for the story. However the game was still worth the read. I hope that in the future this guy will make another game with improvements, such as character&story interactions... maybe even a sequel? A remake of Teaching Feeling perhaps? Who knows. Overall the game was fun to read and totally worth the buy. Eye-guarantee it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Great game but I am still forever alone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A Visual novel with a good art style, Short, It took me 3 and a half hours to read through and see all the extras (worth looking throuhg the extras) Though im a quick reader.
The story is straight forward with nothing unexpected really creeping up on the reader but pleasent nether the less.

Best bought when on sale i think and well worth your time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I RECOMMEND THIS VISUAL NOVEL! (THIS IS NOT A GAME)
Ray Days (Also known as Creepy Cute and Freakily Charming) makes fantastic art, story and games. While everything is related to visual novels or visual novel games (cause there is a difference) this right here is NOT A GAME.

However. I enjoyed everything. He does what I have not seen many manage to do with me, and thats to feel for something right away. Its a story about how people who are different are treated within the school system (as in fellow class mates and such) and how much that can ♥♥♥♥ up their life (And I can relate on 2 of the 3 ends of what this visual novel shows. The Bullied and the one trying to stop the bullying)

Ray Days might be my biggest weakness when it comes to games and novels, and I am amazed by that, cause everything he does feels close to home for me.

Do I recommend it? YES... YES I DO... ♥♥♥♥ING BUY THIS!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
206 of 250 people (82%) 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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161 of 200 people (81%) found this review helpful
173 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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127 of 155 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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74 of 89 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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