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Posted By East-76-landS

This is on my list to play this year, not long till it drops now.

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Posted By agathis

@patrickklepek: Then as a teaser trailer it failed miserably, at least for me. They put this particular voice acting in, which tells me they thought it was the best they had. They'd have been better off leaving it out. This was the opposite of a teaser for me.

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Posted By LarryDavis

I am pretty sure it's Rich Sommer (from Mad Men and well for me at least, Never Not Funny) that's doing the voice for the main character which is kinda cool. Oh this also totally feels like it could be some sort of backstory for the parents in Gone Home. Looks gorgeous as well, looking forward to seeing more of it.

We're gonna have to go to Rich Sommer for an update on the Malaysian Airline crash.

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Posted By magus213

It's a game where you run around a beautiful landscape listening to two people natter on?

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Posted By ant1war

HARRY CRANE?

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Posted By RJPelonia

So this is Frog Fractions 2, right?

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Posted By Mabuti
@kablui said:

Uuuh, an FPSMOBA, finally, something new!

Time for a new genre in the wiki...

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Posted By kablui

Uuuh, an FPSMOBA, finally, something new!

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Posted By IcyEyes

Firewatch is a first-person adventure/mystery game where you play as a dude with hideous hands, that is for some strange reason, employed by pyromaniacs and told to sit in a watchtower and let them know when the world is finally on fire.

"THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T PREVENT" Like narcissistic video games.

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Posted By Mr_Creeper

I'm still not sure what this is, but that trailer makes me want to play it. Also, did we ever get confirmation on whether you have matches or not?

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Edited By patrickklepek

@agathis said:

The game looks nice enough, but ... the writing seems bad. Either that or they don't know what the heck the story is yet. People don't speak so vaguely. When I see trailers like this, I get nervous--because I love the art style and I'd love an exploration game, with narrative and puzzles over traditional fighting. I want to be interested. And yet there's a fine line between leaving some mystery and basically leaving everything blank. And that's what this is for me--blank. It's hard to have any feelings at all for it. Show me some gameplay other than walking around and rappelling. Because if it's story and voice acting that is the core of this, I'm completely unpersuaded.

Dude, it's a teaser trailer! The game doesn't come out until sometime way into 2015.

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Edited By Stamps1723

so what is firewatch?

Gone Home with Olly Moss art seemingly.

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Posted By agathis

The game looks nice enough, but ... the writing seems bad. Either that or they don't know what the heck the story is yet. People don't speak so vaguely. When I see trailers like this, I get nervous--because I love the art style and I'd love an exploration game, with narrative and puzzles over traditional fighting. I want to be interested. And yet there's a fine line between leaving some mystery and basically leaving everything blank. And that's what this is for me--blank. It's hard to have any feelings at all for it. Show me some gameplay other than walking around and rappelling. Because if it's story and voice acting that is the core of this, I'm completely unpersuaded.

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Posted By Fleafa
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Posted By Xpgamer7
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Posted By takua108

People complaining about the arms haven't ever looked down and seen what their own arms look like in first-person. It's weird that a lot of people are complaining about something like that, when it's one of my favorite parts of what's been shown so far.

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Posted By geirr

It looks really nice but the serious-sounding dialogue combined with Wreck-it Ralph hand proportions is a little jarring to me.

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Posted By warmonked

hm. I don't like it :/

Something about the dialog isn't right.

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Posted By moondogg

My interest in this depends on how much of a 'story' experience it is. The more it is, the less I am (not sure why that is).... Looks real pretty though.

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Posted By Dooleh

I don't care what it is, I just want to play it!

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Posted By Spiritof

(Spoilers) Final Boss:

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Posted By Paul_Tillich

@krystal: You're wrong. What actually happens is the guy meanders aimlessly for several hours and just when you think he's going to find the fire, it turns out that the fire is gay and has already left the forest.

I don't think the story will be predictable. But you acted like a predictable internet asshole. Congratulations!?

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Posted By ripelivejam

@krystal said:

I can already predict the story.. The guy and the woman are already dead, but the guy can't remember, the woman is trying to prevent the guy from finding his own dead body. The end.

according to what they said in the pax panel there's nothing mystical. looks like there may some twin peaks-y weirdness, though. i'd like something atmospheric and eerie that didn't have to shoehorn in a boogeyman for a change.

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Edited By Dingobloo

The art style and colour palette are fantastic and I'm pretty keen on the setting and premise too.

That said I'm not the biggest fan of the dialogue, it doesn't sound like two people talking to each other at all, let alone over a radio. The overly exaggerated arm animations seem odd.

The typewriter also makes me a little nervous, they've shown it before in promotional shot prior to this so I'm sure it plays an important role in the story, but it's such a romanticised antiquated twee writer thing that makes me worry.

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Edited By bybeach

@lifeisstout said:

It's a MOBA

I would begin to care if this is what defined MOBAS. But I do enjoy watching Brad's matches. I root for him even if I am half clueless.

This game has my interest. And I am very comfortable with 1989.

But no, way bad discussing your private business over the radio. Kind of like a primitive FB on public. Not that that exchange sounded anything like radio transmissions.

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Posted By Luca717

can't say i like how bulky the character looks

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Edited By Balki_Bartokomous

@krystal: You're wrong. What actually happens is the guy meanders aimlessly for several hours and just when you think he's going to find the fire, it turns out that the fire is gay and has already left the forest.

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Edited By PhoenixDownPillow

That knot is inefficiently tied. You want a loop that will not constrict under load you tie a bowline. That's it. You don't need no extra wraparound fancy bullshit. Screw this game.

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Posted By FriedLouie

@felixculpa:

I am pretty sure it's Rich Sommer (from Mad Men and well for me at least, Never Not Funny) that's doing the voice for the main character which is kinda cool. Oh this also totally feels like it could be some sort of backstory for the parents in Gone Home. Looks gorgeous as well, looking forward to seeing more of it.

I'm pretty sure you're right. He just "liked" the developers page on Twitter!

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Posted By krystal

I can already predict the story.. The guy and the woman are already dead, but the guy can't remember, the woman is trying to prevent the guy from finding his own dead body. The end.

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Posted By Marty20k

The origin story of the pyro from TF2, also reminds me a lot of Zombies Run

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Posted By BabyChooChoo
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Posted By cannedstingray

Once again, Remo doing a great job with the music. The soundtrack on Gone Home was great, liking the sound of this so far also

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Posted By HCARyan

So like, there are ghosts in this right?

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Edited By Chtasm

This basically turns into that fire fighting arcade game once you've watched enough fires.

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Posted By selbie

So where are the fire zombies?

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Edited By development

Sounds like they watched LOST.

@karkarov He's pretty tubby, too. Wreck it Ralph doesn't seem the body build you want if you're gonna be taking hours-long daily hikes.

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Posted By Cubidog1

This game intrigues me.

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Edited By Jazz_Lafayette

But can I shoot the fire?

EDIT: Of course, I get twenty minutes into watching the PAX panel and see that Jeff made the same joke.

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Posted By Dan_CiTi

Looks like Proteus with far more mechanics and storytelling. Sounds cool.

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Posted By shozo

I'm intrigued but I find the cartoony hands distract from the serious conversation they are having. Whatever, it's great to see it in action. I'm been pumped to see more since the posters were unveiled.

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Edited By LikeaSsur

@hailinel: -----The joke----

----Your head----

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Posted By ottoman673

Looks like Gone Home in the woods. Let me know when it's $5 or less on Steam if the story is okay

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Posted By Gildermershina

@jarmahead: Also, it suddenly occurs to me, whose perspective is this radio conversation from? If it's from his perspective, why is his end distorted, let alone distorted precisely the way her's is? I'm a sound design guy, this stuff kind of sticks out to me.

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Posted By Nardak

No one can tell you what Firewatch is.

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Posted By Honkalot

I can't stand listening to Idle Thumbs, half of what they do is just whine in condescending tone about every game that is not made by them.

But they are extremely good at what they do as far as game making goes. This looks beautiful, sounds great and will most likely be well written. Can't wait!

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Edited By ripelivejam

so what is firewatch?