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West of Loathing Accessibility Report

West of Loathing offers 3 accessibility features in the Controls 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.

West of Loathing is a comedic adventure, although here you role-play as a stick-man cowboy. The quipping characters and intricate puzzles work better with teenagers, but the slapstick comedy will make anyone laugh. Traverse snake-infested gorges, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 01/06/2018

Price: 37% off

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

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

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: @Asym

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

 

DifficultyDifficulty

West of Loathing has no 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.

ReadingReading

West of Loathing has no 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.

NavigationNavigation

West of Loathing has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

ControlsControls

West of Loathing has 2 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 & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse And Keyboard

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

VisualVisual

West of Loathing 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.

AudioAudio

West of Loathing has 1 accessibility feature for Audio which deals 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.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other 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.
 
iOS
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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



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