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Firewatch Comes to the Mac

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    One of my favorite games from the past year, Firewatch, has come to the Mac App Store.


    The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you’ve left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

     
  2. Vivatoto

    Looking back I'm just as bad as you Prestigious

    This game is really special
     
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  3. tyler2tall

    Regular Supporter

    Really dug this game. Jason, do you play a lot of games like this?
     
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  4. transrebel59

    Regular

    In my top 10 games of the year. Recommended if you're into walking simulators.
     
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  5. Not enough. But these are right in my wheelhouse.
     
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  6. jeff.dart

    Regular

    Picked this up for cheap for the ps4 during a flash sale...will play it when i finally move on from my ps3 games.
     
  7. zigbigwig

    I Miss Jake W Prestigious

    I only have Intel HD 4000 on a Mac at the moment. Will that do?

    Been meaning to play this (also The Witness and Inside)
     
  8. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    Picked this up for Xbox One for $12 and I am really enjoying it so far. Been waiting for this one ever since it was announced just never had a PS4. Still don't(but prob will this year).
     
  9. transrebel59

    Regular

    I don't know much about gaming on Mac but check out Requirements Test to see if you meet the requirements. Firewatch is a must play so I hope you are able to run it.
     
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  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Downloaded this for $11.99 last week on Xbox One. Have heard nothing but good things about this.
     
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  11. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Firewatch has been out on Mac (through Steam) since the game has been out. What you mean is "Firewatch comes to the Mac App Store", though I don't see why anyone would buy a game on there instead of Steam.

    Great game by the way.
     
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  12. albatrossskyer

    w00tSTAR Worldwide

    Really had high hopes for this one, but agree that it was a let down in the end. Finished in 3 hours, and felt the ending was somewhat of a cop out. Seemed more like a demo for what the game could have been, and feel that the price was unfair for the content or story.
     
  13. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    To be fair all games are too cheap compared to costs/risks, it's a problen for te whole industry
     
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  14. Anticitizen7

    Please be kind. Like actually kind though.

    Think I'm gonna get this on pc since it's on sale on Steam anyway.
     
  15. beckerm6

    Newbie

    game shits itself 2/3 of the way through.
     
  16. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Have this on PS4. Need to play it finally.
     
  17. RoKKeR

    The Fly

    Played this the other day on Xbox One, really interesting game. A few shortcomings (especially with the story falling apart near the end) and some performance issues, but it is a very unique and intriguing game with a great hook and wonderful voice acting.
     
  18. kidinthebushes

    Trusted

    I did not enjoy this game.
     
  19. Gotta read the full post ...

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  20. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I know, I know, the headline is still wrong though.
     
  21. tyler2tall

    Regular Supporter

    If you have a PS3/PS4 try Last Of Us. Last of Us is an action game, but the story is the reason everyone raves about it. There's also a pretty good incomparable with Siracusa about it. Uncharted is a similar cinematic game, but more popcorn'y.

    The Telltale games are also pretty good. Walking Dead S1 is pretty cheap and a fun ride.
     
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  22. transrebel59

    Regular

    Not disagreeing with you but I feel only calling s1 of TWD "a fun ride" is a total disservice to that game. In my opinion, it's one of the best stories ever told in a video game.
     
  23. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    I beat it in 1 small, and 1 larger sitting yesterday and today. Pretty sure that's my game of the year. Incredible to me.