Is The Vale the Future of Accessible Gaming?

The Vale helps me understand just a fraction of the frustration sightless players experience as they try to access any other game. And that’s where its power lies.

Courtney Craven3 minute read

5 Ways to Make a More Accessible Work Environment

As the industry leans into diversity and inclusion, are disabled people part of that? Quite often, getting into the gaming industry relies on who you know, how well connected you are to those making decisions about who gets hired, whose content is important, and who is most visible in gaming. It probably won’t come as […]

Courtney Craven4 minute read

Chicory: A Colorful Tale — Can I Play That Accessibility Review

I, Courtney “Bad At Puzzles” Craven, would like to share with you, dear reader, what an absolute delight Chicory: A Colorful Tale is. More than a delight. It’s a masterpiece in accessibility. Developed by a small team led by Greg Lobanov (Wandersong) and published by Finji, Chicory casts players as a magical paintbrush wielding dog […]

Courtney Craven7 minute read

Join CIPT’s Accessible Gaming Club!

Today we started a fun new social side of Can I Play That — the Accessible Gaming Club. Each month we will play and discuss a different game.

Courtney Craven1 minute read

Should Accessibility Impact Overall Review Scores?

When Cyberpunk 2077 released in December 2020 with an array of game-breaking bugs and glitches rendering it unplayable for many, the general community of gamers experienced what disabled gamers do with countless games, both AAA and indie. We spend $60—$70 now if we’re playing on a PS5—without ever knowing if the game will be playable […]

Courtney Craven4 minute read

Resident Evil Village — Can I Play That Accessibility Review

I’m sure it will come as no surprise to anyone that Resident Evil Village is not an accessible game. This isn’t exactly a new problem for the RE series or Capcom. Our past coverage of the series hasn’t exactly been favorable. Susan’s review of RE2 earned a 5/10. My review of RE3 scored a disgraceful […]

Courtney Craven6 minute read

Returnal — Can I Play That Accessibility Review

Housemarque’s Returnal arrives this week making quite a statement in the seemingly endless debate over game difficulty and accessibility. It shows that when developers want to, they can make an unforgiving but remarkably accessible game. As thrilled as I am that the “git gud” crowd has conclusively been proven wrong with Returnal, I can’t help […]

Courtney Craven4 minute read

Returnal — Can I Play That Accessibility Preview

Die, respawn, begin again, die, respawn, begin again. This is the gameplay loop for Returnal, the upcoming PS5 exclusive from Housemarque. Where this endless loop of my 12 deaths in three hours would usually be enough to make me throw in the towel and uninstall the game, Housemarque has managed to make this life-death cycle […]

Courtney Craven4 minute read

On Legible Subtitles in Games

Over the weekend, I played a lot of Outriders. A LOT. I think it’s safe to say that Outriders is going to be among my GOTYs, despite not the best accessibility. There was one issue, though, that I kept running into over and over and over as I ran through Enoch—the tiny and far too […]

Courtney Craven2 minute read

Outriders – Can I Play That Accessibility Review

I love (almost) everything about Outriders. I love its combat, I love its writing, I love its art. I really love its navigation beacon. The world tier system, if it existed in other games, would allow me to enjoy games like The Division and Destiny. Since it doesn’t, I’ll just keep playing Outriders and exploding […]

Courtney Craven5 minute read

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut – Can I Play That Accessibility Review

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is many things. An example of brilliant writing. A game with a beautiful art style. A point-and-click-ish RPG detective game with deep and thought provoking inner monologues. But Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is definitely not a console game. And this is unfortunate because The Final Cut was released as […]

Courtney Craven7 minute read

Destruction AllStars — Can I Play That Accessibility Review

Destruction AllStars, the new F2P multiplayer vehicular combat game released this week for PS5 is a solid illustration to Sony’s commitment to accessibility. Controls are fully customizable, players can customize nearly every aspect of the UI and visual cues, and the subtitles are simply fantastic. But this wasn’t my initial impression of the game. My […]

Courtney Craven3 minute read

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