VIDEO | PC Monday, September 29, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Our videos of Ethan Carter

Our videos of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter ran a bit late yesterday but it was finally released on Steam durring the night and we can now propose two videos we quiclky captured this morning. We'll need more time to forge ourselves an opinion on the game, but the beginning is mesmerizing to say the least. The forest we wander in looks so real it feels as if you could actually get lost. More to come later, but don't be too impatient, I've been sick for a few days now and the end of the week has not made it any easier on me. Stay tuned!
Update: Added two videos.
Update 2: Added two new videos: Investigation and Events.

First steps
Hiking
Encounter of the Third Kind
The house with many Rooms
Investigation
Events

All comments

Commented on 2014-09-26 19:05:04
Come on people, you should be watching this! The game is gorgeous and very atmospheric. I am really impressed with what they've done, in terms of graphics (it's more or less open world) and gameplay mechanics. :)

Plus it will eventually be released on PS4, so there really is no reason not to take a few minutes to watch.
Commented on 2014-09-26 19:57:45
Man, this is short game, I dont want to watch videos this time before I play it. 13 minute video which was released before was enough for me.
Commented on 2014-09-26 20:56:03
This looks very promising both in terms of graphics and gameplay. You were not over selling it Driftwood!
Commented on 2014-09-26 22:01:12
I bought the game. Played for 2 hours. The graphics are stunning. How they did this with Unreal Engine 3 is a riddle to me. I know that the game doesn't hold your hand, but a little bit of guidance would have been welcome. The first house I entered e.g. has a puzzle, but I have no idea what the puzzle is nor do I have any idea how to solve it because if you don't know what to look for, how fo you know that you are on the right track. That is my only complaint. There is absolutely no guidance at all. It's like the game is more 'the goal is to figure out what the game is'. Anyhow, I still love it. Buy it!!!
Commented on 2014-09-26 22:11:55
hmm it looks ok BUT it sort of looked better in the videos that came out before release than what im seeing in these videos

it looks like it could get boring too
some of the details were a bit bad also like walking past trees with low branches when the person playing walked but turned the camera facing the low branch the branches where not 3d branches they were flat 2d lol

this should not be happening nowadays

his would be good for oculus too I bet it will get that support when ever they release it
Commented on 2014-09-26 22:44:05 In reply to marklola82
Posted by marklola82
hmm it looks ok BUT it sort of looked better in the videos that came out before release than what im seeing in these videos

it looks like it could get boring too
some of the details were a bit bad also like walking past trees with low branches when the person playing walked but turned the camera facing the low branch the branches where not 3d branches they were flat 2d lol

this should not be happening nowadays

his would be good for oculus too I bet it will get that support when ever they release it
As I read your comment, you haven't played the game at all. The graphics in this game are stunning. These are the best graphics I have seen in a long time. 2d planes to create bushes is still widely used. And honestly I haven't even noticed it during my play time. I often stop just to look at the world because it's so beautifull. Evidence for how good the graphics are is when you notice a texture with lower resolution ever so often, it becomes even more clear how amazing the rest looks.
Commented on 2014-09-27 00:02:10
Very impressive. Love the outer space bit! XD
Commented on 2014-09-27 00:12:17
Buying it right now :)
Commented on 2014-09-27 00:42:45 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Buying it right now :)
That's the spirit :-). Enjoy.
Commented on 2014-09-27 05:11:02 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
... How they did this with Unreal Engine 3 is a riddle to me.
You're funny.
Commented on 2014-09-27 08:05:23
Very,very,very beautiful and atmospheric game! Buy it!
Commented on 2014-09-27 10:36:49 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
You're funny.
I don't get it. What do you mean? BTW I just looked it up. They used a special scanning technique. So that is why it looks so stunning.
Commented on 2014-09-27 15:36:47
Their article on how they used photogrammetry to create realistic game graphics is a very interesting read.
http://www.theastronauts.com/2014/03/visual-revolu...
Great use of modern technology!
Commented on 2014-09-27 15:56:22 In reply to user82
Yes, I remember reading EuroGamer's article on the game and on photogrammetry, and reading the quotes from the developers even before the articles. Game looks really great.
Commented on 2014-09-27 16:51:28
I need to get this. The game looks really good. I might get it now or wait for the next steam sales.
Commented on 2014-09-27 21:57:04
After three hours I am enjoying the game though I'm afraid it will become kind of repetitive with time. I hope not. It doesn't give you any guidance about where to go or what to do but it is quite interesting so far.
Commented on 2014-09-28 11:15:17
This could sell a ps4 with morpheus to me if available as a bundle.
Commented on 2014-09-29 15:43:07
Which video has the gameplay as in not just wandering around a forest?
Commented on 2014-09-29 15:57:33 In reply to dutchling
I'll add two more which are more gameplay focused but the fourth one is. The thing is that you won't understand what's going on and why but that's on purpose. :)
Commented on 2014-09-29 16:59:26
Done two videos added. Don't watch them entirely though or you'll get spoiled.
Commented on 2014-09-29 17:02:42
I finished the game and I have to say that I really loved it. Quite short if you ask me (around 6-7 hours) and the portals puzzle was a nightmare but I recommend it. Also, you need to do all the stories if you want to see the real ending (which I liked a lot). Gameplay is repetitive and there is no help at all but it's part of its charm, I guess. Atmosphere and the beauty of the surroundings more than makes up for it.
And judging by the credits this was created by a team of around eight people which is really impressive.
Commented on 2014-09-29 18:10:33 In reply to gonzax
By the way, I think it is quite unfair of me to say the game is short considering its price. Actually, 6 hours for 20 euros is a great price and far from short so forget I said that and buy this game, it's more than worth it.

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