Freedom Finger Review

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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Freedom Finger is a tongue in cheek game where you pilot a hand that can shoot from its middle finger. Along with the shooting, the game is music driven as you punch, grab, and pound enemies to smithereens. It takes the classic, Gradius and Nemisis shooting games in a comedic direction.

Attacks and enemies are affected by the music beat. Obstacles move in time with the beat and pauses in the current song will also freeze or stutter enemies. You can combat these enemies by the standard shooting, but also by punching projectiles back at them, or grabbing them and gaining their powers.

It's all a lot of silly fun, but really well produced, with a fully voiced, fully animated branching Story Mode starring Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, and Eric Bauza. The original music comes from Aesop Rock. With 40 handcrafted levels over 13 worlds this will keep you entertained for some time.

Although the central premisce of the game is a rude finger gesture, there are optional "family friendly" modes that censor the middle finger or bleep swear words.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 27/09/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Rhythm and Shooting.

Developer: @widerightgames

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

The Rhyme Savers Update version on Switch offers new levels, enemies and attacks. This is included in the price and not available on other systems.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for strong language and the use of alcohol/tobacco. Sexual expletives and offensive language are frequently heard in both the game dialogue and the background music lyrics, including the words “motherfuck”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “bitchin’”, “bitchy”, “*!@?*”, “dick/s”, “dick-cheese”, “goddamn”, “horse-*!@?*”, “monkey-dick”, “pencil-dick”, “*!@?*-flap”, “prick”, “screw”, “*!@?*/s”, “*!@?*-bags”, “*!@?*-lips” and “*!@?*-stain”. Crude hand gestures such as giving the middle finger are also shown. Throughout the game, a main character is prominently depicted smoking cigars and drinking beer from a can.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Drug Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mature Humor, Strong Language.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

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

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game.

Adjustable Anytime: You can adjust the difficulty while playing.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Assistance With Controls: You can get the game to assist aiming, steering, reloading, jumping, running etc.

Reading

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

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Some spoken content has subtitles: Some spoken content has subtitles.

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.

Controls

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

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

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

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.

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

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

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 Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

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

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.

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. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @ianhamilton_


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