Steam it is many things: a meeting and meeting place for players; a platform that has survived wind and tide over the years and is the most used on PC; a perfect place to buy games thanks to discounts; but also the best example of massification of unknown projects. If you look at your Steam library, you may see prominent and important titles, but what its limits hide is even disturbing.
Today I found one of those “games”, if you can call it that. Among the tangle of Projects furries or sexually explicit, has appeared before me hello hitler. Yes, “cure Hitler” is the most direct and literal translation of the matter; and yes, it does true pun that refers to a certain song that we will not replicate here.
Curiously, it is not the first or the last game starring the dictator, but if you search the Internet for “Hitler video game”, it is the first result that appears. I don’t know why you would want to search for that, and I also don’t know why Steam decided to put it on my recommendationsbut Heal Hitler exists and costs barely 4 euros.
Community endorses every euro invested, in fact. The idea of being the Austrian’s therapist in a static text based game where you have to help the dictator long before he goes down in history has endeared himself to the public. we only found 151 reviewsbut enjoy a 71% positive rating, and far from the obscenities and absurdities in this type of review, it seems that it is not bad; although the situation changes when trying it.
The dictator who had “daddy issues” has seen his face modified on Steam, although the mustache is already a giveaway
Yes, I have sacrificed myself for it, and although I was surprised that it weighs just 300 Mb and has dubbing, by its own creator and disastrously imitating a German accent, the laughter soon ends. Obviously I know what I’m dealing with: a tiny game made by one person in the deepest recesses of Steam. nothing good can come outand while psychological and psychoanalytic topics are surprisingly well handled, there’s something here smells weird?
Far from Hitler having freudian problems with his mother, something that clashes completely and far from the laughability of some reviews on Steam, it is completely true; there is a certain point in its short duration that it seems extol to the not-so-good German (which he wasn’t even, he was born Austrian). Before studying journalism, I studied history, and starting with a “dictator was also human” message, sets off alarms.
Perhaps the author placed him in his game as a setting, because in 1925 he was still far from being the genocide of the last century and he was just a politician with airs of superiority. Heal Hitler is something parodicand my first idea at the time of writing this text was to tell you “hey! there is a game on Steam of Hitler and nobody wants to play it —because it has barely gathered just 10 people in his story on the platform—”, but humanizing controversial figures is a line that I refuse to pass.
Finishing it hasn’t made me foam at the mouth; It’s also not the worst thing I’ve “enjoyed” on Steam. There are good details typical of Freud’s work, such as the inventiveness of the little dictator or the nightmares of his childhood that led the father of psychoanalysis to want to lock him up. But I see nothing but a clamorous attempt to bring a twisted figure closer to a possibly impressionable audience. I almost prefer the version of the dictator in Wolfenstein: The New Colossus.