The Stillness of the Wind Review
Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
It's a slow game that goes at its own pace. As you work through each day you have to give in to the languid countryside and have time to reflect on the old woman's life, family and future. Themes of age, loss and the grief of the world moving on are woven through the story.
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.
Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.
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.
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.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
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. 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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