Orwell's Animal Farm Review
Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
In the game, the animals have fought off their exploitative human masters and are now running the farm themselves. It's the player's job to assign tasks to the various animals, manage their resources, choose their laws, and direct their propaganda. You decide just how equal things will be for the citizens of the farm and which of the animals vying for power will rise to the top.
Orwell's Animal Farm enjoys the full endorsement of the Orwell Estate, with many characters from the book appearing, but it also presents narrative choices that allow you to expand upon Orwell’s story and spread Animalism beyond the farm you start in. New creatures can be recruited to grow the Republic of Animals and the game provides eight different endings to experience.
Whether you've read the book or not, you can now explore a genuine classic from inside. Will you be responsible for spreading Animalism across the world?
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
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.
Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.
No Unlocking Required: Access any mode, location, character, weapon or vehicle from the start.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
Some Dialogue is Voiced: Some of the game dialogue and narrative is voice acted.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.
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.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. 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. 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.
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