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A Way To Slay Review

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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

A Way To Slay is a fighting game that channels bloody battles from brutal action movies. You play a sword-wielding hero outnumbered by enemies trying to kill you. So far, so video game. Here though, the game waits for your input so you can tap the next enemy to attack. It offers this mature violent action to players who don't want to worry about fast reactions or complex button presses.

You soon learn that the challenge is deciding the order of enemies to attack. If you go for one that has a comrade nearby they will attack you back and kill you. You have to attack on each of your moves, and some enemies have more than one life. It develops into a complex puzzle game that requires clear thinking and strategy.

As you get better at the game you can notice which enemy types are slower or which you can goad into running at you. In this way you work through different eras of foes - Norse, Samurai and so on. You are awarded stars for how quickly you complete the level so there's plenty of reason to go back and try again to improve.

DetailsGame Details

Rating:

Release Date: 07/08/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting and Turn-Based

Developer: @NoTripleAGames1

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are adverts in the game that you can pay to disable.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

 

PEGI 16 for violence.

ESBR TEEN for violence and blood.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The turn based nature of the game makes it low pressure, although there is a score-based timer you can ignore. You can play the game with one finger to tap and attack. Last on you also need to swipe with one finger to change the camera angle. You can use two fingers to adjust the view further but this is not required to play.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Assistance

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

No Reading: No reading is required.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Mouse And Keyboard

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.

One Motion Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap and swipe or hold gesture.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Image

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.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank.

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. 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.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


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