Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue Review

Introduction

Take on the role of a young rescue officer starting her career. Armed with a trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that also acts as a jetpack, Firegirl responds to emergency calls across the city. Can Firegirl save all the trapped civilians caught in each blaze? Can she uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city? Find out in a mystery that goes all the way to the top…

Review

Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue is an interesting action-adventure game where you play as a new rescue officer just starting her career in the fire service. You start off with a simple water hose and an axe to help fire-fight your way through burning buildings, trains and the outside in search of trapped civilians that you need to rescue.

There’s a twist – in your search through the fire for civilians, you might face fire monsters and collect tomes to uncover the mystery of why these fire monsters appeared in the city, and who, or what, is creating them and why.

As you progress, you can upgrade your gear; better axe, the water hose can hold more water, more health. You can even upgrade the fire truck so it arrives at the fire destination a lot faster, which adds more time onto the timer once you get there.

The music fits the atmosphere, making the environment more dangerous and the time limit more urgent. 

The game itself is repetitious as your main objective is to wait for there to be a fire, travel to the burning location, go through the area extinguishing fire monsters, searching for civilians to rescue, or water to replenish your hose, then find an exit. And repeat.

You recruit some of the civilians you rescue, which gives you a better infirmary, fan donation service, and a service for city funding; all of which can be upgraded with the money you earn from the rescues.

You need to collect all the tomes to be able to fully uncover the mystery of the fire monsters, and to take on whatever awaits, to fully extinguish the monsters for good.

It was an enjoyable game, lots of action and though repetitious has lots of other aspects which helped with any boredom that arose. 

The controls are simple as all you’re mainly doing is aiming and shooting water at the fire, you also use the water as a jetpack to reach higher areas. The gameplay was smooth and once you get used to the controls, the only thing you need to be worried about is the timer; which you can extend a small amount by extinguishing the fire monsters.

The game takes around 5-6 hours to complete the main story, depending on progress rate, and around 1-2 days to platinum. There’s a bit of a grind to some of the trophies, however, shouldn’t be difficult and most of these will be achieved as you play the game.

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 10.

Pros:

  • Simple controls
  • Fun action-adventure game
  • Interesting characters and story 

Cons:

  • Repetitious 
  • Locating the tomes isn’t easy
  • Timer makes things more challenging

Summary

Fun, short, action-adventure game with slight repetitious gameplay. Upgrade gear and armour to uncover the mystery of the sudden increase in fires across the city, and face-off against the whatever or whoever is behind the menacing fire monsters.

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Game & Developer Information

Developer Website: Dejima Games
Developer Socials: Twitter
Publisher Website: Thunderful Games
Publisher Socials: Twitter
PSN Store Links: £14.99/€17.99 Europe / $17.99 North America
Trophy Information: 22. 40-platinum 1 / Gold 8 / Silver 6 / Bronze 7

Images – https://www.thunderfulgames.com

Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue – Launch Trailer

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