Disc Room Review

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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @EamonGaudio and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Disc Room is an action survival game set in a sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse. You are a scientist from the future exploring the facility and must get through each room that is filled with sharp discs by running and dodging. You have special abilities that you can call on to help.

As you progress, new abilities are unlocked to further ease the intentionally difficult game. You solve puzzles, survive the rooms, and further the story. Disc Room is a difficult game that like other "bullet hell" games, requires quick thinking and sharp reactions to play. You will die many times but there are settings to help you.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 22/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Action and Puzzle

Developer: @DevolverDigital

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 8 hours to complete. You can speed run through the game or take your time to explore every aspect of the map. If you wish to complete every challenge and unlock everything the game may take up to 14 hours.

The game progression is on a room-by-room basis meaning in less than a few minutes per room can progress you through the story.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 16+ for Strong Violence.

ESRB TEEN for blood and violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There are multiple difficulty adjustments like the overall speed of the game, speed of discs, warnings where traps and discs will spawn, and even the ability to unlock locations and comics to continue the story. There is a setting to change the direction the discs will spin (clockwise or counterclockwise).

Disc Room involves dying a lot, if comic blood is not desired you can turn it off, change the colour of the blood, or turn the blood into confetti. There are areas of the map with Darkness which changes the colour of the screen, this can be changed from a list of preset colours.

You can make the game Low Pressure through settings to slow down game speed, the speed of various game objects as well as the ability to skip rooms and unlock the story without needing to "beat" a room. Makes this an interesting mix of exuberant game that's also low cognitive load if you like.

Difficulty

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

Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game.

Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds.

Cognitive Pressure

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

Adjust Speed: Adjust the overall speed of the game, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Assistance When Stuck: The game notices if you get stuck and provides assistance, such as skipping levels, hints or tutorials.

Reading

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

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal 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.

Gamepad

Required inputs for the game, or that can be setup with remapping.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

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

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Swap Sticks: Swap the sticks over.

Remap Sticks: Remap the stick controls to buttons/keys.

Remap Game Menu Access: You can remap buttons to pause and access game menu.

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.

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are and the related deadzones and thresholds.

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.

Visual Distractions

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

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

Colour Options

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

Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility

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

Violence

Turn Off Blood: Reduce or disable graphic content of blood and gore.

Turn Off Dismemberment: Disable graphic depiction of dismembered bodies and corpses.

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.

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

System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. 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... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @EamonGaudio and @GeekDadGamer


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