Disabled gamers name Star Wars: The Old Republic as their GOTY
Praises the game’s various accessibility options.
The disabled gaming community has voted BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic as their Game of the Year, praising its extensive control scheme that aids players’ style of play without skimming on being enjoyable and fun.
AbleGamers, a site dedicated to disabled gamers, said the game’s “accessibility options such as full subtitles, queue-able actions, multiple action bars, area looting, auto looting, and built-in mouse sensitivity,” allows gamers to customize the game according to their needs while still “maintaining a fun environment” for solo or group play.
The NPC characters, although unintentionally, also aids by providing help in crafting and resource gathering “allowing those who wish to be more social and less lethal to still participate in this cutting into game.”
AbleGamers does find some room for improvement and would like features such as “click to move, close captioning, and the inclusion of mods to allow things like UI movement, text size changes,” to be added in by the developers.
“What makes this game so special is that the developers took the time to include so many accessibility options while up against tight deadlines in such a highly anticipated title. The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to present BioWare and LucasArts with the 2011 Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award. Congratulations to all the developers who helped shape the accessibility of this wonderful game,” wrote AbleGamers’ Steve Spohn.