Skate 3 (Series) Accessibility Report
We've documented 24 accessibility features for Skate 3 in the Difficulty, Getting Started, Reading, Navigation, Controls, Visual and Audio 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.Skate is a skateboarding series with innovative controls. One stick is used to control the skater's body and the other his feet. This resulted in the need to quickly motion different patterns to intuitively achieve different tricks - what become coined as the "flick-it" controls.
The controls in Skate are different than other skating games and uses combinations of the two control sticks to perform all of the jumps and tricks, with the triggers to tweak some of the holds. This can aid the playability of Skate because there is no button pushing required during the trick sequences, but the controls do require a lot of precision with the sticks to do well.
The control sticks are primarily used and there is no control map available on screen or in the menus, but the Trick Guide shows you what you need to do with the control sticks to perform each trick and an example of your skater performing the trick correctly. The Trick Analyzer and Manual Meter options can be turned on to help you with control stick precision.
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Skill Rating: 11-16 year-olds
Release Date: 14/09/2007, updated in 2010
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Sports
Accessibility: 24 features
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 6 players online
Costs: Purchase cost
We've documented 5 accessibility features for Difficulty in Skate 3 which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
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.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.
No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.
Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress. This avoids being forced back to the start of a level, or checkpoint when you fail a particular challenge.
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Getting Started in Skate 3 which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.
Onboarding Before Play
Onboarding: The first time you open the game, you are asked to confirm options for control, navigation and accessibility settings. Games can differ in what they present at this stage, but will count for this, provided they include a streamlined onboarding process.
Assistance During Play
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures. This can be a specific practice option, or the ability to play levels with the easiest opponents to improve understanding and skill.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Skate 3 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.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.
Some Speech Subtitled: Some spoken content has subtitles. This reduces the pressure on interpreting all the spoken content, although not everything is captured textually.
All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.
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We've documented 3 accessibility features for Navigation in Skate 3 which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.
Clear Mission Objectives: The game provides clear, structured missions with directional guidance and advice on which can be attempted next. This also states which missions can't be attempted because you do not have the appropriate items yet.
Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.
Menu Audio Cues: Navigating menus provide an audio cue for each selection.
We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Skate 3 which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Invert X/Y Axis: Can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming. This enables you to match your instinctive orientation when looking.
Specific button operation required to play
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
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We've documented 5 accessibility features for Visual in Skate 3 which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable. Enemies and player characters are at least 1/6 of the height of the screen. Or there is a zoom feature to make them larger.
No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them. This includes the absence of flashing from dramatic visual effects, explosions or weather effects like lightning.
Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.
Menu Audio Cues: Navigating menus provide an audio cue for each selection.
Colour blind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode.
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We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Skate 3 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.
Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game. This enables you to tailor the most important sound levels to ensure you can hear them.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Skate 3 which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Skate 3, and offer accessibility features for Communication:
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
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