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Firewatch
Wo33er

With the meme of ‘what is Firewatch?’ having reached maximum saturation it’s unfortunate to see it finally release and conclude… not much. Firewatch is a ‘walking simulation’, most comparable to Gone Home, which tells a short story (4 hours or so) of a volunteer fire lookout named Henry. The presentation and voice acting is fantastic, and the game's core cast (two characters) bounce off one another brilliantly with dry wit and suspense from the events that unfold. Unfortunately the story itself doesn’t really go anywhere, and a late twist unwinds the potential that’s built up which ultimately concludes with a terribly disappointing end.

7.0
14 Feb, 2016 (PC)