|Handicapped gamers laud The Old Republic as "most accessible"|
|Posted: 22.01.2012 16:40 by||Comments: 3|
AbleGamers, an advocacy publication for disabled video game enthusiasts, awarded BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic its Mainstream Game of the Year, as being the most accessible videogame.
The group cited The Old Republic for having "many accessibility options such as full subtitles, queue-able actions, multiple action bars, area looting, auto looting, and built-in mouse sensitivity." In addition, other design decisions the way characters face the enemy they're engaging, absolute control through the mouse or keyboard, and a colorblind-friendly scheme.
The companions also drew praise, despite being "unintentional accessibility". According to AbleGamers, "These NPC characters which accompany the player through most of the game provide support to those who need it without forcing them to request help from other players."
"What makes this game so special is that the developers took the time to include so many accessibility options while up against tight deadlines in such a highly anticipated title," summed up AbleGamers, thanking both developer BioWare and publisher LucasArts.
Past winners of the Mainstream Game of the Year by AbleGamers include Forza Motorsport 3, Dragon Age: Origins, and MLB 11: The Show.