The AbleGamers Foundation continues its role as an examiner of accessibility in modern game design. And just like last year, the foundation analyzed this year’s games as well for most accommodating features for gamers with physical and/or mental disabilities.
EA Sports’ FIFA 13 has been identified as 2012’s Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year. As per the statement released, AbleGamers Foundation called FIFA 13 as an ideal game “for disabled gamers with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and even one-handed gamers”. Games played with simple controls that can be handled with trackball or mouse, enable disabled gamers to experience mainstream sports like baseball, football, hockey and soccer which otherwise are not possible.
AbleGamers Foundation also applauded the game’s color setting functions and simple and easy menus. However, FIFA 13 was a disappointment when it comes to its AI, which can be deeply altered. This game can be slowed down entirely. Little changes in settings can make it perform slower and with less effectiveness. Even avatars can be managed by gamers for velocity, precision and shot power. The authority to set speed of game makes it playable even by gamers with severe disabilities.
FIFA 13 is the latest game of Electronic Arts’ (EA) famous football related game, FIFA. It was created by EA Canada and released on 11 September 2012 in most parts of the world.