Grant
Stoner

Grant Stoner enjoys running in video game worlds because his legs won't let him do so in real life. You can follow his accessible thoughts and ramblings on Twitter @Super_Crip1994

  • Minecraft Dungeons – Mobility Review

    With Minecraft Dungeons launching last week, find out what we thought of the accessibility options available in Mojang's latest Minecraft adventure.

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Exploring Three Switch Titles With The Latest Accessibility Update

    Throughout the past month, I’ve extensively praised the physical accessibility of the Nintendo Switch. With the Switch’s 10.0.0 System Update, disabled players now have the capability to fully customize controls. This, coupled with several homebrew crafts which I discussed in a recent Launcher piece, make the Switch incredibly accessible for physically disabled individuals, much to […]

    Grant Stoner2 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Gears Tactics

    Amongst my friend group, I am affectionately referred to as the one who “loathes strategy games.” While the turn-based mechanics are certainly beneficial for my disability, I often flounder at activating specific buttons to execute precise orders, on top of micromanaging a multitude of units and structures. Yet, I find myself enjoying Gears Tactics immensely. […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Accessibility After Launch

    With modern gaming, it is not only possible, but expected for titles to include accessibility features. Options to control text size, activate subtitles and even customize controls are commonplace for AAA and indie developers alike. Yet, the implementation of assistive mechanics is no easy task to perfect, and games still release without features that benefit […]

    Grant Stoner4 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    There is nothing more relaxing than completing mundane tasks in Animal Crossing. The repetitive nature of fishing, chopping down trees and digging up fossils is infinitely soothing, especially during long periods of government mandated self-isolating. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Switch’s first iteration of the beloved franchise, and while I adore scavenging for materials […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

    Nintendo is no stranger to remaking classics. With each new system, antiquated games within popular franchises are brought to life with fresh coats of paint and new features. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the latest to receive the extreme makeover treatment. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, as well as highly addictive, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Breathedge

    Breathedge is…unique. It lets me live out my greatest fantasies such as urinating in space or caring for my deceased grandfather’s pet chicken. Yet, while Breathedge admittedly made me chuckle throughout my playthrough, its overall pacing, odd humor and subsequent lack of key accessibility features make this survival simulation not worth saving. Developed and published […]

    Grant Stoner2 minute read
  • Mobility Review – HyperDot

    Game reviewed on PC. Review copy provided courtesy of Glitch. Rarely do I find myself playing a game that is pure perfection, both in terms of entertainment and physical accessibility. Despite studios emphasizing accessible options and features, modern titles still include troublesome button mashing sequences, quick-timed events or even prohibit players from fully customizing controls. […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Star Wars: The Old Republic

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, hundreds of Jedi and Sith explored the worlds of The Old Republic. During its launch, Star Wars: The Old Republic captivated me for months, allowing me to fulfill my fantasies as a planet-hopping Jedi ridding the galaxy of evil. Now, eight years later, I returned […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    Review copy provided courtesy of EA I never tire of the Star Wars franchise. Watching space monks gracefully lift gargantuan objects with their mind, or clash with swords made of literal light has entranced me since I was a young disabled padawan. With every release of a new movie, toy, or video game, I can […]

    Grant Stoner4 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Pokemon Sword

    Approximately one year ago, IGN published my first freelance byline. I discussed the glaring inaccessibility issues surrounding Pokémon: Let’s Go’s forced motion controls, noting that it was the first unplayable game within my favorite franchise. Now, as Mobility Editor for Can I Play That, I can do nothing but smile as I complete the latest […]

    Grant Stoner2 minute read
  • Mobility Review – The Outer Worlds

    The ability to choose is a powerful tool in any RPG. Selecting your character’s gear, traits, and dialogue options create a unique campaign that is exclusive to the player. The Outer Worlds is the latest in this genre, and while its story and choices are infinitely entertaining, physical accessibility missteps translate to an awkward, inaccessible […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Breakpoint Developers Discuss Accessibility

    On October 4, the successor to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands launched, introducing the 11th title into the established series. Ghost Recon Breakpoint encourages players to utilize tactical skills and movements to eliminate increasingly difficult enemies, whilst simultaneously attempting to survive within the island landscape of Aurora. While incorporating mechanics from previous iterations, Breakpoint fully […]

    Grant Stoner3 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Trine 4

    Game reviewed on PC. Review copy provided courtesy of Frozenbyte. Due to the progression of my disease, I tend to avoid the platforming genre. The precise timing coupled with a general lack of customizable controls makes for an inaccessible mess. Yet, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is one of the most entertaining, accessible puzzle-solving platformers […]

    Grant Stoner4 minute read
  • Mobility Review – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

    Nintendo is no stranger to remaking classic games. Varying iterations of Pokémon, Metroid, and Mario regularly receive fresh coats of paint for the newest generation of systems. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is the latest in the long-running series to earn a facelift. Unfortunately, the egregious amount of accessibility barriers prevents this title from […]

    Grant Stoner4 minute read
  • Mobility Review – Borderlands 3

    After a seven-year hiatus, Borderlands 2 finally received a proper sequel. Borderlands 3 is a triumphant return to the series, filled with incredible gunplay, cringe-inducing humor, and an accessibility system which makes this game the most physically accessible title of 2019. Developed by Gearbox Software, and published by 2K Games, Borderlands 3 places players in […]

    Grant Stoner4 minute read

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