But for me fails on the realistic part. I don't think real firemen will go into a burning building with a fire extinguisher which will last, in real life, about 1 minute, but in this game lasts longer that that. Also people burn when they are covered by fire, not in this game.
But minor complaints to one side, I have enjoyed this game. There is nothing more satisfying to sit down and put out a fire. I've enjoyed the process. The easy format of the game is not too hard and the hard part is hard but not overly hard. I've died many time while playing the hard version. Controls were easy to learn, most of the time you just point and shoot water at the fire to put it out.
This game is too hard on easy. The firefighter tools are difficult to manipulate and there are too many of them to use on easy. I would not consider this a good choice for children under 12. It is very intense in parts and scary. I had a ten year old visit and he had a difficult time with the game and he had nightmares for a few nights afterwards because he was not able to save someone.