January 16, 2013 3:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Westerado charges players with finding the arsonist responsible for burning down the protagonist's home and killing his family. You're given a surprising amount of freedom during your quest -- you can shoot and kill pretty much any NPC you encounter, for example. It's best to avoid unnecessary shootouts, however, as you only get three lives.
Interestingly, while Westerado doesn't save your quest progress, it does track and save discovered fast travel locations, making it easy to get back into the adventure after a restart. After the game ends, players are graded based on how many plot threads are resolved, making the game as much about piecing together the narrative as it is about exploration and discovery.