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Disability Game Review: Mario Golf: World Tour
Mario Golf: World Tour is the latest Mario sports game. These games are typically less accessible then platforming Mario games due to their reliance on timing and their unforgiving nature. So the fact that this newest title is one of the most accessible games currently on the market for the 3DS, makes it the biggest game accessibility surprise in recent memory.
(This Review has been updated to include features from the Last of Us remastered edition on the PS4.)
Naughty Dog’s latest blockbuster blurs the line between video game and art thanks to its masterful storytelling, beautiful visuals, and seamless gameplay. It is without a doubt one of the best games I have ever played. From the standpoint of accessibility, however—I’m not sure if it’s just rose-colored glasses—the game seems to represent a very reasonable standard of accessibility in third person action games.
Motocross Madness was a long-dormant franchise before Microsoft revived it last year. This reboot uses your Xbox 360 Avatars and brings together a wide variety of racing modes with fast-paced action. Most download-only racers have been sub-par on consoles, but Motocross Madness is rock-solid. It was underhyped and overdelivered in terms of content. There are four single-player modes offered up, including a ladder of races, time trials against developer ghosts, an exploration mode that allows you to grab a lot of goodies - including new tricks, and a points-based trick mode that you'll unlock after reaching level eight in XP. You can also use XP to earn items for your avatar and snag new bikes and upgrades for them. Tracks aren't unlocked this way though, and are obtained through progressing in the core game.
Battleblock Theater first hit the Xbox 360 in April of 2013. Since then, it has gained a reputation as one of the funnest games ever released and is one of the better platformers available for the 360. The success of the game on PC reaffirmed its greatness, and its status as a free game via the Games With Gold program should help its audience grow exponentionally. It's a side-scrolling platformer that excels at delivering a satisfying platforming experience in both single and multi-player action. The game's premise is a tad out there, as you and a group of friends have become shipwrecked and thrown into prison. Only this prison is run by evil cats, and as a cat owner, I loved this part of the story. You've got a ton of customization options for your character, and since the game has separate single and multi-player campaigns, that is a very important inclusion. Thanks to that, you can easily tell your characters apart since the colors and shapes can vary wildly. This makes play sessions much easier to enjoy if you have vision issues since each character can be seen far more easily than one might expect.
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