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Think if You Were in Midgar, You’d Help Save the World? Be Realistic. Play the New PowerWash Simulator DLC

Look, RPGs are great. Roleplaying and building up your stats in various categories is almost always a recipe for a successful game. Hell, Final Fantasy has built an entire franchise out of it, with Final Fantasy 7 being one of the most popular iterations. But, it’s time we revisit the world of FF7 a bit more realistically.

Let’s just rip the band-aid off now: you wouldn’t be the hero of Midgar. You wouldn’t even manage to be an optional party member of the team that saves the world. You, at absolute best, would be the underpaid guy working at Shinra, cleaning all of their shit. Luckily, you can live out this (far more feasible) fantasy in the new PowerWash Simulator DLC.

In the PowerWash Simulator Midgar Special Pack, you get access to five new levels set in Midgar (there’s also five for Tomb Raider, if that’s your jam). The Midgar levels include Shinra vehicles, weapons, and even Tifa’s bar, Seventh Heaven. They don’t look Final Fantasy 7 Remake-tier good, but are faithful recreations of locations that will be familiar to many gamers.

The gameplay is pretty much the same as other PowerWash Simulator gameplay. Thing is dirty. Clean the thing. Get all of the dirt and grime off whatever thing you’re cleaning, and the job’s done. It might sound a bit boring, but there’s plenty of satisfaction to get from cleaning. It’s a great loop to wind down at the end of a long day.

There’s also a surprising amount of fan service in here. The locations and gear are all faithfully Instead of texts from generic NPCs, you get messages from Shinra employees like Heidegger, and party members like Tifa. Tifa will never look at you as more than a freelance employee, though. Don’t go and start thinking you have a chance with her.

Overall, whether you’re new to PowerWash Simulator or coming back after finishing the career mode, the Midgar Special Pack is worth your time. You should definitely check it out if:

  • You’re even a casual fan of Final Fantasy 7. You’ll probably enjoy getting to see these vehicles and equipment in a new light.
  • You want a game to wind down at the end of the day, or while watching a good comedy or catching up on a podcast.
  • You think you’re “just like Cloud FR.” It’s time to get a reality check.

You likely won’t get much value if:

  • You want great worldbuilding or character development. You’re powerwashing, I don’t know what to tell you.

PowerWash Simulator is available on all major platforms. It’s also available included with PC & Xbox Game Pass. The Midgar Special Pack itself is a free update as well; no additional purchase required! [lasso ref=”green-man-gaming-2″ id=”23043″ link_id=”3822″]

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