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We Break Down The Highs And Lows Of Firewatch

by Jeff Cork on Feb 09, 2016 at 10:24 AM

Campo Santo's new game Firewatch released on PlayStation 4 and PC today, letting players experience life as a seasonal park-service employee in Wyoming. There's more to the game than that description, as we highlight in our latest episode of Test Chamber. Check it out and see Henry and Delilah's burgeoning friendship, and get a sense of the game's leisurely pace. 

If you've been following the game's development, you've already read about Firewatch's opener, including Kim's preview. Rather than show that again, we skipped past the first day's events – which include a run-in with some skinny-dipping, fireworks-exploding teens; a mysterious figure with a flashlight; and a trashed station – and jumped to the game's second day. Jeff Marchiafava and I take a hike through the woods, investigate some power lines (Henry has a job to do, after all), and spend plenty of radio time with Delilah. We don't go into any spoilers in this Test Chamber, since we wanted people to experience the story themselves.

For more on the game, read my review.