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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery game focused on exploration and discovery. As occult-minded private detective Paul Prospero communicate with the dead to discover the fate of a missing boy and the mystery behind a dark ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley.
Ethan Carter is a walking simulator, comparable to Gone Home, Dear Ester or to the moon, which I call all as approximately comparable well, whereby 'Dear Ester' is content wise somewhat weaker and shorter and 'To the moon' has a very getting used to super...
Nintendo optics. I personally found it a little difficult to get into the game. This is not due to a lack of tutorials or help (generally I am not a tutorial fan), but simply to the arbitrarily working introduction. So, I haven't made friends with Ethan Carter for a long time. Also, the fact that you cannot save freely has not exactly contributed to a successful entry. Here are a few smaller spoilers that might appear:
Headily you run from location to location in Ethan Carter, find letters, trigger story triggers or combine a small number of objects or picture elements. These are certainly not real game elements. The adventure could be described as a related genre. The result is an appealing story that is wonderfully underpinned by graphics and sound. But beware, the scope of the simulator is only about 5 hours, so it will entertain 1 to 3 evenings. Since the first evening is rather distracting in my eyes, one has thus 'only' two full-length game phases, which can certainly replace the claim of a good book. br>
Right puzzles exist, as far as I counted correctly only 2 (+ a very easy final puzzle).
Story: The story develops very appealingly and contains many mystery elements. With the help of nice graphics and sound a captivating atmosphere is created, whereby one would like to meet an NPC here and there. Conclusion: A small, full-length walking simulator. Who has fun at such a thing can access. 22€ I would not spend on it
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