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089: Firewatch

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We venture to the forests of Wyoming to watch for fires in Firewatch.

Developer: Campo Santo | Publisher: Campo Santo and Panic, Inc. | Initial Release: February 9, 2016

Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Dan from the Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast enjoy some knock-off peanut butter, tell stories about their Boy Scout days and complain about not having firearms.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guest: Dan from the Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast | Podcast: https://thegreateststoryeverplayed.com | Twitter: @StoryEverPod

Special Thanks: Jarrett McCourt for his voice on the cold open | Website: http://jarrettmccourt.com/

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SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:00 Dan talks about The Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast
  • 3:00 The “Fast Pitch” on Firewatch
  • 3:40 What is Firewatch + our admiration for Campo Santo’s members (Idle Thumbs, Walking Dead S1, Bioshock 2: Minerva’s Den, Half-Life: Alyx and In the Valley of the Gods)
  • 8:50 How did we play Firewatch?
  • 10:50 The look of Firewatch (and some Ford misappropriation)
  • 16:00 Wildlife and firearms
  • 18:10 Okay, describe Firewatch in detail!
  • 21:00 Now we get to the opening of the game’s story
  • 28:25 How did we play our Hanks?
  • 30:05 Voice acting in the game (Cissy Jones & Rich Sommer)
  • 31:50 An incident with some terrible teens (aka what did we do with their boombox)
  • 36:40 Are we good with maps? Jacob, the ex-Scout, is bad with maps and fire. 
  • 40:15 Firewatch’s mystery begins to unravel with a broken window, a communications line that has been cut and a wrecked campsite
  • 46:10 Unravelling the mystery
  • 51:45 The final sequence of the game
  • 1:01:10 Question from @ThoughtsFromP1 on Twitter: “did you find the ending was a satisfying conclusion to the story?”
  • 1:05:35 Question from @CtrlAltNoob on Twitter: “I see this recommended as one of the best Walking Sims a lot, what is it that makes this stand out more as oppose to others in the genre?”
  • 1:10:05 Question from @CommanderNici on Twitter: “would you take a job as a fire watcher and if so, how would you keep yourself entertained?”
  • 1:13:20 Our final thoughts and Dan talks about his podcast in detail

NEXT SHOWS

  • June 3, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero, Act 2 feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • June 10, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (The Entertainment) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • June 17, 2020 – Shovel Knight feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Nathan Brandt

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