We've documented 13 accessibility features for The War to End All Wars, including Fully Voiced (Or No Speech), Low Pressure, No Button Combos, No Repeated Pressing and Colour Blind Friendly. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Reading but it also has features in Getting Started and Visual to reduce unintended barriers.
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Our accessibility examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked The War to End All Wars (Dreams) accessibility 19 months ago.
As with most Dreams games you cannot save your progress in the game other than at start of each separate level. As this is a flowing narrative it is not obvious exactly where these points are and you may find you return to the game a lot further back than you left it in the last session.
Although Dreams has the option to control volume of sound effects and music from the settings menu they do not work in this game.
Release Date: 14/02/2021
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Genres: Narrative (Adventure and Point-and-Click)
Accessibility: 13 features
Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person
We've documented 6 accessibility features for Controls in The War to End All Wars which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Can play with the following:
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Invert X/Y Axis: Can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming. This enables you to match your instinctive orientation when looking.
Specific button operation required to play
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.
No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction stick(s).
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates events or interactions in the game, echoing visual and audio cues. This can provide additional information about progress, approaching enemies or hitting a target.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in The War to End All Wars which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to The War to End All Wars, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in The War to End All Wars 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.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.
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We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in The War to End All Wars which deal 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.
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.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student (14-year-old) would appreciate.
All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.
All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in The War to End All Wars 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 War to End All Wars, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in The War to End All Wars which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or it is included but it can be disabled. This includes the absence of screen shake for dramatic effect as well as to indicate hits on a target.
Colour Blind Friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in The War to End All Wars 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 War to End All Wars, 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:
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
Read more about system accessibility settings.