- 7603440025 ：Reblog好きの名無しさん：2011/07/14(Jue) 01:01:00 ID:phOTo
Some time ago, I was working at a Toy R Us, in the video game department. One day, a woman comes in saying she needed help with a unique problem regarding her daughter. It turns out, her 12 year old daughter really wanted to start playing more video games, because she saw how much fun they are, but had great difficulty playing anything, because she suffered from a very severe form of dyslexia. The woman told me it was hard for her daughter just to get through a day at school, and every game she played seemed impossible. It turned out, she already owned a DS, but didn’t really have anything to play on it. This was certainly a challenge, but I wanted to help this girl. I believe anyone who honestly wants to play at least deserves a chance.
So, after asking some questions about her daughter, such as her interests and severity of her dyslexia, I came to a decision and recommended her Elite Beat Agents. Luckily, we had a demo kiosk with EBA on it at the time, so I personally showed her how it worked. I explained the way the gameplay moves, how the notes are all colored, numbered, and move to the music, and how the beat of the music can help her follow the contracting circle to hit the note. I even told her this was a game they can play together. She can help read the song intros for her daughter, then the daughter can tackle the game. She was reluctant at first, but I explained that it has an easier difficulty setting that gradually warms up as you go. Plus she liked the idea playing together. She bought a copy of EBA, along with a nice carrying case for her daughter’s DS.
About a month later, that woman came back. She said her daughter absolutely loved it, and she felt like it was helping get a handle on her dyslexia. She gave me a big hug, and thanked me for all my help.
Always remember; music lives.