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Ni no Kuni (Series) Accessibility Report

Ni no Kuni offers 11 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading, Navigation, Controls and Visual areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Ni no Kuni is a series of adventure video games where you play a young character with an important mission. The first games follow Oliver, and his journey to another world to save his mother. The sequel, Revenant Kingdom, follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a boy king who is usurped from his castle, and sets out to reclaim his kingdom.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 09/12/2010, updated in 2018

Price: 62% off

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: @LEVEL5_IA

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Ni no Kuni has 4 accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

Adjust After Setting

Adjustable Anytime: You can adjust the difficulty while playing, without having to restart the level you are on. This enables you to quickly adjust the game to suit your needs and see the difference immediately.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play. This clearly displays the mappings of actions to buttons/keys/mouse/keyboard without having to leave the game.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate levels of detail. Ideally, this includes ongoing tips that relate to contexts in the game where the player is failing.

 

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If you want to play Ni no Kuni, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Difficulty accessibility:

ReadingReading

Ni no Kuni has 3 accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

Extensive Complex Reading: Extensive reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading is suitable for someone who loves long books and enjoys extended dialogue or narrative descriptions.

Captions

Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking. This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.

Voiced

Some Dialogue is Voiced: Some of the game dialogue and narrative is voice acted. This reduces the pressure on reading all the dialogue text, although not everything is provided audibly.

 

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If you want to play Ni no Kuni, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Ni no Kuni has 2 accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

Clarity

Large Clear Navigation: The in-game navigation and maps are clear to read. They offer large text and offer markers that are large and of high contrast. Where text or information is small, there are settings to zoom-in and increase visibility.

Head-Up Display

Head-Up Display Navigation: Indication of where to go next with arrows, minimaps and cookie trails. This provides clear ongoing guidance about where you are and where you need to go.

 

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If you want to play Ni no Kuni, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

Ni no Kuni has 1 accessibility feature for Controls which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Ni no Kuni, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

Ni no Kuni has 1 accessibility feature for Visual which deals with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual

If you want to play Ni no Kuni, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

Ni no Kuni has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Ni no Kuni, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @daisyalesounds



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