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The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Accessibility Report

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild offers 11 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading, Navigation and Controls 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.

This game departs from the previous Zelda formula with the scale and depth of its world. You walk, fly, ride and climb your way through a landscape that varies in climate, terrain, inhabitants and vegetation. Weather and the passage of the sun and moon extend the deep encounter with the fantastical world, but it’s the sense of history in the dilapidated buildings and long-untouched wilds that draw you in. You must work with the land, foraging for food, scaling snow-covered mountains and searching for shade in scalding deserts to continue your quest to uncover its history and restore balance.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 03/03/2017

Price: 30% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Simulation

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

 

DifficultyDifficulty

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has 2 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.

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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Difficulty accessibility:

ReadingReading

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 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

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student would appreciate.

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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has 2 accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

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.

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with 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.

 

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If you want to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has 4 accessibility features for Controls which deal 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.

Motion

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

Motion Aiming: Can use small movements of the gamepad to fine-tune aiming or as the main aiming mechanism. This is sometimes known as Gyro-Aiming.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, 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.
 
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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



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