Firewatch is just interesting from the very start.
From the beautifully written introduction, making choices. Choices that just instantly invest you in everything Firewatch has to offer. From the intro screen even, which is just stark, cold and gorgeous.
From the moment you investigate a disturbance and find two skinny dipping teenagers that berate you for being a pervy, overweight middle-aged man. It's weird, a video game has never made me feel like that before: like a weirdo. Uncomfortable. It really forces a sense of self-loathing on you.
I've played very little of the game so far, but that moment really struck me. The writing rang true, the reactions rang true. Already Firewatch made me experience something new in a video game, something a little subversive even.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to playing more. How are you enjoying Firewatch?