Crypt of the necrodancer

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  • Accessibility rating: 6.0
  • Fun rating: 8.5

Description

This game is a mixture of dance dance revolution and a rouge-like dungeon crawler. It is played in a top down manner where the player controls a single adventurer in a dungeon filled with monsters, traps and treasure. The twist is that instead of giving you unlimited time to think about your next move, the player is forced to make their moves on the rhythm of the music.

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December 16, 2017
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  • color blind
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  • one arm
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  • no voice
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  • deaf
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  • epilepsy
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  • As soon as you get into the flow of this game it’s hypnotic and fun. Every monster type feels varied and demands a different approach, this combined with different dungeon layouts, items the player currently has and other monsters that are around gives the game untold replayablity. The game is rather hard but always feels fair.

    For a rythm game this game is sadly mostly inaccessible to both blind gamers and colourblind gamers. Because the game relies on colour to distinguish a lot of monster types colourblind gamers might be surprised by the different monster behaviors. Normally only the monsters in the immediate area of the player are dangerous but some rare monsters like dragons can attack the player from across the entire screen making it important to be able to view the entire screen at once in some situations. There are also subtle clues in the wall textures that tell the player diamonds are hidden inside the square.

    The game plays very well with just one hand. Because the game is build to be playable on a dance pad all the controls, including the menu controls, are mapped to only the four arrow keys. Those four keys are also used to use certain spells or items with combinations (up and right for example) so those combinations might be tricky to do with just a single finger.

    The game is playable by deaf players (because the rythm is visible in the bottom of the screen). Some sounds of certain monsters might be able to warn you of monsters that aren’t visible yet, but they are usually visible long before they become a treat. You can enable subtitles for the cutscenes.

    The fast pace and complicated item combinations might make the game slightly to challenging for cognitively disabled gamers. The lack of difficulty options hurts the game the most in this area.

    The game warns for epilepsy triggers in the beginning and allows you to turn of the flickering “disco” like floor lights at the start of the game which certainly helps and is a great feature. But I am unsure whether or not this removes all the risk.

    Lastly it must be said that although the game isn’t really a turn based game, it can be turned into a turn based game by picking the “bard” character. You can play all the levels with this character and with it you don’t have to follow the rythm. It’s not hard to unlock the bard character.

    Review by: on July 24, 2015

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