Steamworld Heist Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The turn-taking gameplay lets newcomers take their time with each shot or movement. For experts, trick shots and optimising progress demand the development of intricate strategies.
This may look like just another shooting game, but play it for a few minutes and you’ll discover a joyously irreverent take on space combat that demands both attention and skill.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 16/11/2015, updated in 2016
In-game purchase for "The Outsider" content that adds new missions with brand-new weapons, gear and more of the collectable hats.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds.
Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.
Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.
Assistance With Direction: Indication of where to go next with arrows, cookie trail and the like.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
Some spoken content has subtitles: Some spoken content has subtitles.
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.
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
Mouse And Keyboard
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
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.
Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.
High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.
Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.
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.
Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.
Adjust Head Up Display: Remove or resize head-up display to remove distraction and make more visible.
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.
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
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