Nov 12, 2007
We would love to be able tell you that with diligent practice at Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day, your powers of vision will grow freakishly, allowing you to dole out Bruce Lee death chops to those in your periphery, astonish police sketch artists with your photographic memory, and spot cleavage in New York from your deck in San Francisco. Look closely at the following text: Sorry, it ain’t gonna happen.
Just as expecting spiritual sister Brain Age to morph you into Stephen Hawking is unrealistic, expecting Flash Focus to transform your eyeballs into super vision spheres will leave you disappointed (and sore in the retinas). Yet, while optometrists can breathe a sigh of relief, the game has something to offer on its own, modest terms.
"Vision" is really a catch-all for a variety of skills the game attempts, through a passel of minigames, to improve in the player. Sports-based games like Table Tennis, Baseball, and Boxing test your Hand-Eye Coordination, or at least your ability to tap and swipe really fast with the stylus. A set of flash-number-recall-number games give your Momentary Vision (or more accurately, your Working Memory) a good workout. Don’t think you can hide over there behind the cones and the rods, Peripheral Vision and Dynamic Visual Acuity, you’ll get put through the paces too.