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Villordsutch reviews Firewatch…
Firewatch was voted Number.4 in Flickering Myth’s most anticipated video games of 2016 back in January. I myself have been watching Campo Santo’s latest release with bated breath since the kindling was first laid out in-front of us and now finally it appears on our machines and I’m so hoping this blazes brightly.
If you’ve not kept you ear to the ground – when it comes to gaming releases – but you’ve let the what’s, why’s and where’s slip by you (shame on you) then we’ll quickly deliver a quick overview of Firewatch. It’s 1989 and you play the role of Henry (voiced by Rich Sommer), a fire warden lookout in Shoshone National Forest. After your patrol, in and around the Forest you return to discover your observation tower – and also your home – has been trashed. You begin to investigate causing your once placid, »
Since it was revealed back in 2014, everyone has been trying to figure out just what Firewatch is. The purposefully cryptic trailers seemed to indicate that a mystery was afoot in the woods of the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. Combine that with the fact that the title comes from a brand new developer in Campo Santo, and you’ll understand why ideas ran wild about just what the game was actually about. It’s rare that even a day before launch, speculation can still be running rampant about a highly-anticipated title. I’m not here to spoil anything, obviously, but I can say that whatever your thoughts on the title are, there is a good chance that you’re wrong.
Set during the glorious year of 1989 (I may be a bit biased on that), Firewatch places gamers into the shoes of Henry. Looking to get away from a serious personal issue, »
- Eric Hall
Sure, mainstream musical theater is alive and thriving, but with Jeff Daniels, Saoirse Ronan, and Jessica Lange taking the Broadway stage and world premieres from the likes of A. Rey Pamatmat dominating Off-Broadway, it’s a very good time to see plays in New York City. Check out the highlights below. “Thank God For Jokes” at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (Opens Feb. 11)Mike Birbiglia’s third acclaimed stage work arrives Off-Broadway soon, and comedy fans and solo artists alike are lining up to see it. The Seth Barrish–directed show dubs itself a journey “through the minefield that is joke-telling.” “Buried Child” at the New Group at the Signature Center (Opens Feb. 17)This revival of Sam Shepard’s harrowing family drama—perhaps America’s most harrowing family drama?—positively oozes talent, with Scott Elliott directing Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Rich Sommer, and Nat Wolff. And it’s already been extended! »
3 items from 2016
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