Why is that key spark missing from video games about firefighters?

Everyone wanted to be a hero once, right? This is usually one of the reasons why we play video games; To save the world, get the girl (or boy) and finally feel good about ourselves. Sometimes someone wants to play for a long time like the bad man. Doing good works is satisfying and doing good to the world. It is empowering. Even in the darkest first shooters, you tend to play the hero, even if it means killing some bad guys under the road.

The strange thing is that video games often ignore the real heroes in our real life. Of course, if you stop thinking about it, emergency services are a much more heroic profession than most. However, this is something we take for granted, and we often end up undervalued.

And in the same way, they are undervalued in video games. For example, look at the fire department. How many games can you name from memory, in which you embody a firefighter? Don't look at Wikipedia! I can name a few if I think about it: Rosco McQueen Firefighter Filter explicit and Burning Rangers.

Rosco McQueen Firefighter Filter both explicit, classic in the genre.

Rosco McQueen was extremely funny in the late nineties. I remember being able to rent in the video shop of my area, although it was so popular that I could rarely do it. With a vision cartoon From films such as The Colossus in Flames or The Crystal Jungle, Rosco McQueen represents the archetype of the hero, with its square jaw and a stoic stance. The truth is, it was a relatively typical third-person adventure, with the peculiarity that you shot fire instead of enemies. I also had a few simple puzzles and from time to time you had to save someone.

Burning Rangers followed a similar path at the same time, though it was the typical Japanese touch. In a futuristic society, it puts players in the shoes of firefighters known as Burning Rangers, pouring fires and saving people. You know how things are going. It had its details, that's why mainly because you also had a jetpack that allowed you to do all kinds of jumps and pirouettes. His path with a random generator that opened the doors to over three thousand unique routes was an interesting way to encourage you to play it as well.

You may have noticed that both Rosco McQueen and Burning Rangers fit a fantastic vision of firefighters. It was a smart decision and why they were pretty dearest games. Because the alternative is the modern Firefighters – The Simulation, a game you can buy today on Steam or even PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, although I don't see many reasons to do so.

Flame Over, a peculiar and decent roguelite about firefighters.

The reason is that it's a firefighter (as with other professions) not so exciting most of the time. Yes, there is apparently a promise to eradicate hazardous substances, eradicate violent fires and save people, but firefighters – The Simulation is too close to reality. In this video game, you also need to regularly clean the truck (otherwise, and in an inexplicable way, you refuse to climb it) or maneuver slowly to park it in the station after calling for & # 39; left it. The most fascinating and entertaining parts of this work come.

Certainly this is the problem with firefighters in video games. Often too much realism eventually becomes a bad thing. Konami couldn't even play in the genre with his Firefighter F.D.18 for PlayStation 2. It had its moments and highlighted the "bosses" you faced at the end of each stage, yet it was quite repetitive. There are, however, just a handful of ways to make a fire.

Without any game mainstream About the firefighters on the horizon, it is a pity that nobody wants to get the witness that they played like Rosco McQueen or Burning Rangers. There are many children who dream of being firemen when they are older, but they have no game to satisfy that fantasy. Heroes can be more than painful characters who shoot everything that moves. We only need a video game that is not too often recreated in tasks like cleaning vehicles or reverse parking. Because what's hell, it's rarely fun if you can rather move with a jetpack.

Translation by Josep Maria Sempere.

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