I’ve just finished downloading Campo Santo’s Firewatch for PS4. I went all in an bought the PS4 theme as well. The theme is one of most beautiful i’ve seen yet on PS4. Its a scenic background that changes colour based on the time of day. Nice touch from Campo Santo.
The game itself kicks off with a nicely scripted narrative piece designed to set the stage for your time in the Wyoming wildernessand also sets the emotional tone for your character. This initial scene is intermixed with some gameplay moments to teach you the basic controls. There are also some dialogue choices which help make Henry more your own.
Once you reach your tower you are introduced to what i can only presume will be the other main character for the entire game, Delia. She is another employee located in a tower far in the distance. She sets your initial objective and you use a walkie talkie to stay in contact with her throughout the adventure.
The game is split into days and I’ve only just completed Day 1 which is effectively a tutorial and setup for the coming days. I don’t want to say too much about what happens during the first day as i feel that this will be a game that you should experience for yourself spoiler free.
One note on the game engine. On PS4 it’s experiencing frame rate issues so hopefully Campo Santo can patch that soon. Otherwise this is a beautiful game that really captures the ambience a national forest using great scenery and lighting.
I hope to finish he game over the next week or two and i’ll update the blog with my final thoughts( no spoilers) then.
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