[Review Revisited] The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
A mysterious boy has written to you, as he needs help – something has gone wrong with his family, and things are getting violent. Can you help find and save Ethan Carter or is it too late now? Read our The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review to find out!
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was of those games I was very excited about playing on PlayStation 4. I am a big fan of walking simulators: love Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
In this one you play as Paul Prospero, a detective whom Ethan has written to asking for help as his family has gone crazy and his life is in danger. You navigate Ethan’s world, piecing together the crimes that have been committed so that you can reach Ethan in time.
The game is beautiful with some truly memorable set pieces that stand out. There’s something about a small lakeside village can really set the tone for a haunting game that will remain with you over time.
Some people like to give walking simulators crap due to their perceived lack of gameplay, but the games tell such great story that no other medium would be able to do them justice, as you the player are driving the story forward.
Play The Vanishing of Ethan Carter as it’s a great game that deserves some extra attention. It will keep you interested until the very end which you should arrive at fairly quickly… but you’ll love every minute of it.