Firewatch - Game Review

Steam Summer Sales can be deadly...well, for your wallet anyway.

Time Played: 7.7 hours

Aesthetics/Graphics: Wow, really gorgeous and very aesthetically pleasing. I did have some issues with depth perception, though, and felt that the graphics could have been improved some to help that. Also, the first person view was cool, but sometimes, (like when climbing rocks), made me really motion sick.

Gameplay: Not that much to it, and it is not open world at all (I guess I thought it was open world for some reason?). Your path through the game is very controlled, but gives you an illusion of control/choice.

Story: The story was fascinating and held my interest well, but in the end was a bit of a let down.

Thoughts: I completed the entire game in just under 8 hours. I was disappointed because I had been expecting there to be so much more. The entire game was very much layed out for you, and it felt like a playable movie. But not even that hugely playable...and not like a movie, maybe a short like a short film that you have a tiny bit of influence on.

I don't know guys. I guess maybe I was expecting more story wise and gameplay wise. It was fun while it lasted, but that wasn't very long.

Was it worth the money?: I paid $6.24 to purchase the game and soundtrack during the Steam Summer Sale. I played the game for just under 8 hours. That's less than a dollar per hour of gameplay. I guess it was worth it.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Beautiful, but really not much there.

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