Firewatch

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Finally played this game. It didn’t take very long, which speaks volumes about how gripping the story is. It is not a conventional game at all – it is barely a game, if one thinks about it, as the player is essentially held by their hand through the plot. We do get to feel more immersed than with a movie, though. That is something to think about: even when the actual playability is kept to a minimum, the medium allows the spectator to visit the story in a very different way.

I’m not going to speak about the story or the characters. I think spoiler-free is where it’s at. It really is emotion-provoking though, that is for sure. I can totally recommend it, and would recommend it also as a cinematic experience. Play it even if you don’t normally play videogames, is what I mean.

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