World of Warships: Fast Action, Slow Movement

World of warships is a massively multiplayer online game that is themed around the naval warships of the World War I and World War II era. Developed by international game developer Wargaming, the game features team based action where players pilot various destroyers, cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers of The American, Japanese, German, and Russian navies.

The game had officially launched after several years of closed, invite-only testing on September 17, 2015. With a score of 81% on Metacritic, and an 8.3 out of 10 from IGN, it is also one of the most popularity streamed video games on twitch.tv. Clearly, it is becoming one of the most popular MMO video games currently in existence. After playing it for only a few rounds, I found that this was true for myself, because Wargaming takes the trouble to make sure that the naval combat is as realistic as possible. As it turns out, people with physical disabilities could actually make a very effective naval captains, if given the opportunity. World of Warships provides exactly that.

You see, the game is so accurate that it even takes into account the fact that, even on the nimblest of destroyers, these ships don't exactly turn on a dime. Moreover, the guns themselves take forever to turn, fire, and reload. Essentially, the action is slowed down for everyone, providing a unique opportunity for physically disabled players, especially those with a service record in the Armed Forces, to have a unique and satisfying social gameplay experience.

Gameplay requires the use of the W, A, S, and D keys for movement, mouse movement and keys to aim and fire guns, and a few other buttons for things such as damage control parties, secondary weapons like torpedoes or anti-aircraft guns. A good voice recognition program like VoiceAttack or Windows Speech Recognition could take care of many of these functions. Therefore gameplay is not entirely mouse-only, but it is possible to play if the player has access to those kind of keys. Even better, every single key in the game is remappable, and because of this and all these other features, I can on this Veterans Day, definitely recommend World of Warships to the majority of the disabled gamers out there.