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The Falconeer
6 Accessibility Features

We've documented 6 accessibility features for The Falconeer, including Select Difficulty, Minimal Reading, View Controls, Tutorials and Mouse and Keys. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Getting Started but it also has features in Difficulty and Reading to reduce unintended barriers.

This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

The Falconeer is an action game where you play a pilot who flies a weaponised falcon through dramatic locations. You battle the rivalling factions to uncover the secrets of long-forgotten gods and ancestors. Although the gameplay is all flying and shooting there is a wide variety of enemies, rival falconeers, airships, beetles, manta rays and dragon weavers.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Shooting, Traversal and Action

Accessibility: 6 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Weather

Developer: The Falconeer (@TheFalconeer)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in The Falconeer which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Can play with the following:

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Can play with the following:

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in The Falconeer which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in The Falconeer which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play. This clearly displays the mappings of actions to buttons/keys/mouse/keyboard without having to leave the game. This includes games that always display buttons to press during play.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in The Falconeer which deals with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in The Falconeer which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to The Falconeer, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in The Falconeer which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to The Falconeer, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in The Falconeer which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to The Falconeer, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

PC
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.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Stadia
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.
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Anthony Haigh


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