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Xenoblade Chronicles (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Xenoblade Chronicles in the Navigation area 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.

Xenoblade Chronicles is a series of open-world role-play games. They take place on the frozen bodies of two warring titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. In the first game, during an attack on his colony, protagonist Shulk discovers his ability to wield a magical sword (the Monado) and sets out on a quest for revenge with his best friend.

NotesAccessibility Notes

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: If you die too often, tutorials are provided to help with hints/tips. The Definitive Edition adds a Casual difficulty setting alongside Normal and Expert. You can also save at any point in the game. Combat is stressful and time-critical.
  • Reading: There is a lot of reading, some are voiced with subtitles but most is read. The character, equipment and on-screen displays include a lot of text and small icons to read.
  • Controls:
  • Image calibration: On-screen GPS-style directions guide you to the next quest. There is a visual blue exclamation mark indicator on attacks that are good to use against a creature. There is a visual health bar in the Definitive Edition.
  • Audio calibration:

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 01/01/2010

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii

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

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Monolith Soft (@MonolithSoft)

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Xenoblade Chronicles which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Xenoblade Chronicles 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. The following games are similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Xenoblade Chronicles 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. The following games are similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in Xenoblade Chronicles which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Head-Up Display

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.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play Xenoblade Chronicles, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in Xenoblade Chronicles which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Xenoblade Chronicles 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 Xenoblade Chronicles, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Xenoblade Chronicles 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 Xenoblade Chronicles, and 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
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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


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