Dr Wookie

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  1. I finished it last night, and hugely enjoyed it. My photos were lovely, but I had so many blanks! I'll definitely do another run and use them up, it felt very authentic. I apologise if this sounds unkind (it's really not meant to), but Firewatch seemed to me like a lush, first person visual novel, with richly characterful radio dialogue. So... not very similar really, but there is the same sense of progression; inevitable, but with opportunities for light exploration and choices in character interaction. I got stuck for a few minutes a couple of times, then realised that I probably needed some new equipment each time; in total, I probably finished in 5 hours or so and consider it time well spent. I can see why some people would prefer it as a short story or movie, but I have seen plenty of movies where I would love to explore that world, and was really glad of the opportunity here.
  2. I, too, have yelled at teens! To be honest, I would have preordered and been happy to hand over my cash no matter what the game was, just to support the Thumbs et al.; however, I am hugely enjoying it so far ! I'm playing on a 360 controller, and am getting used to the scheme. But after playing the Witness I keep pulling the radio out when trying to run . I got to the end of Day 2 before stopping. I love the physical map and compass, but wold be useless without the dot to show where I am, since I have precisely zero sense of direction. It's great that there are options to turn off the position marker and quest updates in the options; I might try this with different choices some time after finishing. I also love the camera, and that I can't see what I've done so far, being film and all.The photographer in me is worried that the framing in the view finder won't match the final pictures, but that's all part of the fun with a disposable camera too. I may do a specific photo run, because I think it would be fun to get them developed even if it takes an age to get here in the UK .
  3. The default is [....]/steam/steamapps/common/Firewatch/soundtrack on PC so something similar on Mac? EDIT: Whatever jiggery pokery was done to get Firewatch running smoothly has now broken The Witness for me (sigh!). Oh well, Firewatch first
  4. It's sorted now, and working well on Ultra . The nvidia driver doesn't seem to recognise it yet, but I was able to brute force everything to use the 970. I also downloaded the soundtrack. It is mighty fine, but I don't want to look at track names because they might be spoilery. I'll investigate later.
  5. Hmm, I have an i7-4770, a GTX 970, and 8 GB of RAM, and it's running pretty badly, but I am almost certain it's my computer's fault... I've been having problems with drivers and clashes with my on chip integrated GPU
  6. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Here's my take on the blue tetronimos... I'm still wary of spoilers so I apologise if this is a repeat of earlier discussion I've been enjoying my time with the game, and have 6 lasers now. For some reason, I'm tempted to play a certain other game, now that it's just become available !
  7. Well they were given all that early access.... COLLUSION!!!!!
  8. Preloading on steam now! Does anyone have any idea what time it goes live? My treacherous brain made me watch pretty much the whole of day 1 in previews (and basically all at once in Giant Bomb's What is Firewatch? video). I've skim-read a few reviews, and it's looking good so far . That camera idea is fantastic! We can make our own Olly Moss Posters (not to downplay other members of the art team)! TO be fair, we could probably do that with any screenshot, after up-scaling it. I'm tempted by this shot I took with the GTA V smart phone EDIT: Oh, I see- the publsiher is distributing the photos themselves...what a cool idea, and a great way to show a little more love to the devs! http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-09-firewatch-on-steam-lets-you-purchase-physical-copies-of-in-game-photos
  9. Photos of things

    Oooh! I've never heard of a 35 mm macro before, cool ! Here are some macro photos of some ice crystals I found on my window... not quite the same as snow or waterfalls, but still pretty cool !
  10. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    So now I've added Photoshop and Excel to the list of aids !
  11. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    In the latest newsletter, FD presented a rough roadmap for Season 2: 2.1 The Engineers, Spring 2016... Loot and crafting, another mission revamp with persistent contacts, more huge weapons 2.2 The Guardians, Summer 2016... Ship Launched Fighters 2.3 The Commanders, Autumn 2016... Create a unique avatar for your commander and play with multiple humans on the same ship 2.4 ????? Secret so far
  12. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    I'm also at 5 lasers, having polished off the castle and bamboo forest .
  13. Recently completed video games

    I just finished Tales From the Borderlands. I played episodes 1-3 pretty much when they released but for some reason or other only played 4 and 5 this week. This is easily my favourite Telltale game, and it might be the best too (that or Season 1 of The Walking Dead). I quite liked Bordelands 2, and finished it, but I think anyone could enjoy Tales; rather than being the super awesome fighter, you have to weasel, con, and blunder your way through and the emphasis is firmly on character rather than action.
  14. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Just a heads up, the latest Giant Bombcast totally spoils the key to the flower tower! I hadn't done it yet, which is a shame but now I have to deal with the bloody elevator! I have set up 2 more laseres though, in the desert ruins and the dockyard(?). I'm playing on PC so don't have trophies to tell me the names of the areas.
  15. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Holy moly, I think JBlo is Mngton when he's sleepwalking, no wonder it took so long to make the game! I'm around 284 +10 with no direct puzzle spoilers, a few smartphone photos, and one very messy side of paper.I just found how to do the deserty ones, so have torn through a load. I have also made decent inroads into the village, at last!
  16. Grow Home, that ghost flower game

    I just dropped $8 on the humble bundle (a bit more than average), getting Grow Home, Call of Juarez, Rayman Origins (these three are available for $1), plus Assasin's Creed Chronicles China (and Far Cry 3 which I have, and Splinter Cell Blacklist, which I might have played on XB360). I liked the look of it, so am looking forward to digging in!
  17. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    I've not put as much time into this as I'd like, but holy crap there's another plus? If it's an unofficial plus, and for what I think it might be, I'm at +3.
  18. Just bought Firewatch on steam with the soundtrack
  19. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    I think I finally got to grips with the Tetris mechanics; I just got to the orange background ones before stopping for the evening. There's some other ones that I am fairly stumped by for the moment, and I'm having trouble even finding the next puzzle in one area! I'm flitting around rather than sticking at particular places, so I have only completed one area. I'm having a great time though! I accidentally clicked the spoilered answer to the question above before the question, oops! Oh well
  20. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Woohoo, just solved the puzzle Danielle posted... Been thinking about that one for a good while! I'm 204 +4 right now. i am still finding bits I had never been to before, not even locked away.
  21. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    After getting 115 puzzles solved with no pluses, I spoiled myself on what they meant. I had seen these around but hadn't got around to any of them; now I feel a bit silly for being so impatient!
  22. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    I've messed around for about 100 minutes according to steam. I got really lost for a while, and glimpsed some truly sadistic looking puzzles for the future. I love how the game looks, and have experienced many different themes (zones?) whilst trying to find my way back to the starting area. I've solved puzzles to do things other than open up new stuff; to what end, I'm not sure. I've also had to do specific things before solving some puzzles. Clever stuff I've already come up against a puzzle where I can't figure out the 4th panel even though I have the first 3. I'm not going to look at any hints though. I'll tell you what, playing just before bed is an absolutely terrible plan ! I'll not do that again. At least I was able to end on a completed puzzle.
  23. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    That's a really excellent write up! The community has created a huge amount of emergent gameplay, with Frontier providing a galaxy size play pit.
  24. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Watching the first half of the Giant Bomb quicklook convinced me to buy this, but it is not unlocked in my region yet... I think I had to wait 7 hours at time of purchase, meaning it will unlock in maybe 3 hours' time? I need brain teasing