Games that I can play over Skype with my blind friend?
September 27, 2012 9:58 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for video games that I could read aloud and describe as I play so that one of my friends who is blind could participate. We would be doing this over Skype. Ideally, we'd like games with multiple choices and decisions that affect the gameplay or story, less linear games and fairly complicated gameplay. We wouldn't want anything in real time, anything that requires coordination or games where the visuals are essential.
posted by shirobara to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (36 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Games we've tried so far:
King of Dragon Pass -- As it's essentially all text and multiple choices, it works well. (But we've both played it to death at this point.)
Dwarf Fortress -- In this case we kind of learned how to create a fortress together, which was fun, but the high learning curve and hard-to-understand graphics made it frustrating.
Final Fantasy VI -- I thought a JRPG might be fun if I walked around and he helped direct the fighting, where to go next and so on, but I think FFVI was too linear feeling - it felt like I was just narrating as I played, without there being many points where he could participate.
Fire Emblem 7 -- It worked to some extent but we didn't really pursue it past the first couple of levels, I don't think it would have worked at all once the battlefields got bigger.
I'm open to SNES games, GBA or DS games, iOS games or games that can be played on the Mac.
I was wondering if the Phoenix Wright series might work? I know next to nothing about them, but I have the impression that they're visual novel-style puzzle games, which sounds promising.
Thanks for any suggestions you can come up with!