I will be interpreting the meaning and messages behind the story of Firewatch and will therefore be referencing events and dialogue from the whole of the game. If you’re concerned about spoilers and have not played the game in its entirety, I strongly advise against reading this feature. For my spoiler-free thoughts on the game, read my review.
Introduction: Am I missing something?
After my first play-through of Firewatch I was left confused. What happened to the government conspiracy? What happened to the axe murders abducting teenage girls, fathers and sons? “That’s not what I expected,” I thought. Of course I understood the story on a surface level, but I was left feeling I had missed something, like I had only begun to scratch the surface of something much deeper.