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Dysphoria isn't easy. It's hard to juggle keeping yourself sane with how awful some people are ready to be - all the while trying to stay kind and strong. You end up fearing total strangers, hearing all the negatives, and weaponizing your own self against you.

It's very much apparent this game comes from the heart - you have to physically "push" intrusive thoughts down, cling to wishes upon stars for small bits of hope, and keep going even while everything seems overwhelming; an all-too-familiar experience for transgender people. Every stranger is a gamble as to whether or not they'll treat you with basic decency, and being alone with your own thoughts certainly isn't much better.

My only real issue with this game is that the text doesn't seem to be too readable within the browser version, at times. Often I'd have to adjust and re-adjust the zoom level in order for text to be clear. In addition, the warning message given within the description should be a bit more detailed - the game discusses suicide and doesn't "sugarcoat" any dialogue/language - homophobic slurs are used verbatim here and with no hesitance.

Should The Stars Have Eyes isn't easy - life moves along at its own pace and expects you to keep up, and all the while you do so, hoping that it all gets better in the end. It cuts deep in the way only someone who has had to deal with all of this would be able to do so, and asks of you not to win, but simply to get through it. It's a bit longer than one would expect for such a simple game concept, but going through Jamie's entire night is worth the experience.