Posted: 5 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The game has super simple visuals and an emphasis on inventive interactions. With this it tells a heartwarming story about friendship, trust, love and loss. You choose three wizard students in battle, from a total of six, each with unique powers and strengths. They can learn up to 48 unique spells: blast your enemies, knock them back, poison them, or heal and buff your allies.
Each spell has to be learnt and has its own timing you need to master. With 100's of enemies you need to have a good knowledge of different attacks and defences to survive. There are loads of items to find that will help you: wands, hats, cloaks, rings, and magical artifacts.
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 08/10/2020
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.
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.
Assistance With Controls: You can get the game to assist aiming, steering, reloading, jumping, running etc.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Extensive Complex Reading: Extensive reading required.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
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.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.
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.
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.
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