Firewatch

09 Feb 2016

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7.9 rating
2097 want
4894 played
158 playing
232 reviews
Developer
Campo Santo
Publisher
Panic

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Firewatch is a single-player first-person video game where you, as a man named Henry, explore the Wyoming wilderness after taking a summer job as a fire lookout. What is supposed to be a peaceful respite from your complicated life takes a turn when you start to question some of the things that are happening to you. Your only human connection is over a handheld radio, which you’ll use to speak with your supervisor Delilah about the things both of you are experiencing.

Absolutely phenomenal storytelling and immersion. I'm a little late to the party but this is one of the best games I've played in 2021.
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16 Dec 2021
Game pretends to be a an horror, and shows, that we - the players are panaroic and game is totally unexpectedly ending. This is a story about normal life and human interactions. Games used us to know that everything is epic and paranormal, but this game truly shows us, how game stories and plots should more look like.
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23 Jul 2020
The story 🔥🔥 The Characters 🔥🔥 The Writing 🔥🔥 The Visuals 🔥🔥 Absolute Perfection!!
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24 Oct 2022
This greatly surpassed my expectations. The story was not at all what I was expecting, and it was incredibly well written. I loved the art style of this game, and the charm that it had.

The controls were simple, and the game play itself was incredibly straightforward. Almost like a walking click and play.

Visually, it was impressive. While the art style was more on the cartoon side, the landscapes were incredibly beautiful. While the map is relatively as far as places you can actually travel to, it seems incredibly VAST. Mix the beautiful scenery in with the ambient sounds of the surrounding National Forest, and this game is incredibly immersive. Even more so if you have a decent pair of headphones to slap on. And man oh man...does it have its TENSE moments. There were sections of the game where I found myself holding my breath, or cautiously and slowly moving around corners. Consistently checking over my shoulder. Firewatch does a masterful job of building up suspense.

I am going to give it an eight, the story was good. Really good, in fact. However, the end felt almost anticlimactic, maybe even rushed.. I just wanted more loose ends to be tied up. Overall though, well worth a morning to get this through this one. Took me only about four hours and some change to finish.
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04 Jul 2024
This was a really nice experience. The voice acting in this is great. I really liked the dynamic created by the radio communication.

I think there could have been a little more to do and see and discover though. And sometimes I found the trails a bit rough around the edges. I got stuck on a small rock a few too many times when running around.

I would have loved to learn more about the characters, including Julia.
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27 Jan 2024
Just beautiful written, made me go “WHAT?!” every ten minutes. Story is just too good.
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15 Dec 2023
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