Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Street Cleaning Simulator: Video game review

A revolutionary step forward in game design; a life-affirming instant classic.

Every now and then a game comes along that changes the way you view video games and indeed art in general. Street Cleaning Simulator is just such a game. From the moment the simple yet beautiful menu screen is displayed to the intense thrill of sweeping the busiest street in the city the game is simply captivating. The graphics have a unique artful design that rivals artists such as Monet and DaVinci, meanwhile the plot is equal parts heartbreaking and life affirming. The gameplay is in a word, perfection. Never before has a game been so challenging yet perfectly balanced, always offering new and exciting gameplay mechanics such as parrallel parking and refilling the petrol tank. There were times I had to stop playing just to clean the sweat off my body and often to shed tears at the emotionally draining story. Street Cleaning Simulator single handedly restored my faith in the video games industry and humanity in general.

After playing this glorious game I was inspired to give up my dead end job as a doctor and pursue my dreams as a street cleaner. Street Cleaning Simulator changed my life, and it will change yours too.