I like moody, immersive games. I like games with lush, detailed environments, and I like games that at least attempt something new on the gameplay front. After watching the newly posted gameplay trailer, I'm pretty sure The Vanishing of Ethan Carter ticks all of those boxes—which is why I pre-ordered it just now.
Okay, so the dialogue is a little Ed Wood-esque, and maybe the vision mechanic is a tad contrived. Still, this looks like the kind of game that sucks the player in (and occasionally creeps them out) for hours on end. And the developers pulled this off without sticking an animated gun at the bottom of the screen—or placing cookie-cutter cannonfodder every 30 feet.
So, yeah. I'm looking forward to it.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter comes out via Steam and GOG.com on September 25. You can pre-order it right now for $19.99, which gets you a Special Edition with the original soundtrack and some other goodies.
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