Other disabilities games, movies, books?

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Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Babli » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:03 am

After completing all 5 routes of game, I found myself searching for more stories with disabled characters. So I wonder, do you have some recommendations for good books, movies or indie games that feature disabled characters? It doesnt need to be about overcoming disabilities. More like good, realistic story with disabled characters.

...yeah, something like Katawa Shoujo :mrgreen: but they dont need to be a purely romantic or coming of age stories.

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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by MoonShadow » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:31 am

By staying in the world of visual novels, I have 2 for you :

Brass Restoration. Looks like Katawa Shoujo in the point of the game (you are a teenage boy who tries to find love at school), but in this game only the protagonist is disabled (he lost his left arm).

Saya no Uta. This one is pretty violent, but include romance too. Again, only the protagonist is disabled (got... transformed by a brain surgery after a car accident. Play the game to find out more.)
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:15 pm

A short google-spray yielded the following:
Amazon - Haven't read any of those, so no idea if they're any good.
Listverse - Mostly movies and TV-shows.
Some more movies - I sincerely recommend "A beautiful Mind"

Also, I learned that Sherlock Holmes shows many sympoms of being bipolar.

Regarding Anime, disabilities seem to be a lot less common.
The most well known cases should be
Nunally from Code Geass (blind)
Rezo from Slayers (blind)
Chane Laforet from Baccano (mute)
Chihiro from Ef (lost an eye)

Oh yeah, Toph from Avatar, which is not really an Anime.
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Demoneq » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:25 pm

Not about a disability in the physical sense, but anyway, two movies:
Rain Man ( http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/RainMan )
Knocking on Heaven's Door (yeah, same as Bob Dylan's song - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119472/ )

Both I think are pretty good.
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by purple haired Katawa Shoujo character » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:47 pm

Mirage_GSM wrote: I sincerely recommend "A beautiful Mind"
i don't recall Schizophrenia being a physical disability.

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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Tomate » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:51 pm

Professor X - Paraplegic.

Serious though, there are very few games about disabilities, and movies tend to be over-dramatic tearjerkers.

A Book comes to mind, The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, the protagonist Jake Barnes has a somewhat mysterious war wound that made him impotent or maybe a eunuch (he wont talk about it), but his (ex) lover is a slutty expatriate, and since Jake is wounded they can never be together, Jake is too grim and bitter her lover needs a man that can satisfy her, but they are still friends, or something like it. Its not a story about disabilities, more a history about how one can cope with it.
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by themocaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:53 pm

I have to pimp the Miles Vorkosigan series of novels by Lois McMaster Bujold. The main character was hit by a teratogenic poison in the womb, which leaves him with stunted growth and brittle bones in a society that values physical prowess and fears mutation. He compensates by being a hyperactive little git with a brilliant tactical mind.

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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by NoOne3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:09 pm

There was some discussion here already, concerning games mainly. Feel free to look.
But games include mainly laser-eyes and cannon-limbs. Not really consistent with the genre.

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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:26 pm

purple haired Katawa Shoujo character wrote:
Mirage_GSM wrote: I sincerely recommend "A beautiful Mind"
i don't recall Schizophrenia being a physical disability.
The OP said nothing about the disabilities having to be physical...
And it's a great movie anyway.
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by A Humbled Fan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:29 pm

Very good movie about an autistic man. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman both play superb roles.

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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by erisi236 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:02 pm

Baiken, that smoking hot gal from the Guilty Gear games only has one arm and one eye. :)
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Woody Alien » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Children of a Lesser God with real life deaf actress Marlee Matlin.
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Re: Other disabilities games, movies, books?

Post by Babli » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Woody Alien wrote:Children of a Lesser God with real life deaf actress Marlee Matlin.
This looks awesome.

Also thanks guys for other suggestions, I will definitely look into some and if someone has more, just keep on listing :)

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