It's interesting the 100 plus messages on this topic. Even though I'm
totally blind, I'm not turned off by the idea of playing a mainstream
game. It's not a given that a blind person can't fully enjoy a game
designed for the sighted. Throwing out the examples of console games,
let's take a simple game like, oh, umm, Bop-It. Whether you get this
game as an app in your iPhone or iPod Touch, or whether you have the
hand-held version, no where does it specifically say that's it's
specifically for blind people. So those of you who say you don't like to
be reminded about what you have lost or what you don't have, does that
mean you wouldn't enjoy Bop-It just because it's not called Bop-It for
Another example is Dominos. Again, the same question applies. There are
many different Domino games one can play, and again, it's not called
Dominos for the Blind. How about Connect 4? Checkers? Chess? Poker? 5000
plus more card games? None of those are specifically for the blind.
Bottom line, and yes, I know this is just an opinion, and like bodily
orifices, everyone has one, is that games are games. Pure and simple,
nothing more, nothing less. If the game is playable by me personally,
whether I have to modify it a little or memorize a sequence of things to
do, then I'll play it.
Raul A. Gallegos
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