Gaming

The Vanishing of Grocs – I mean Ethan Carter

I haven’t been writing much of late because I am getting ready to move house but I just had to write quickly on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

I’ve played three hours so far and this game has completely engrossed and impressed me.  Using a highly modified version of the Unreal Engine this game looks absolutely drop dead gorgeous.  I honestly haven’t seen graphics like this in a long time.  I am so glad I have a PC.

Aside from not being able to save whenever you like so far this game is of the highest calibre of gaming.  It has been a while since I have been this impressed with a PC game but The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has completely restored my faith in developers who can not only provide amazing visuals, but a really engaging story as well.  In a nutshell you play a detective who is trying to solve the disappearance of Ethan, a young boy who has gone missing.

I’m going to leave you now with some screenshots taken during my first three hours of play.  These screenshots were taken using the Steam in game (F12) screenshot button.  Nothing has been touched up at all.  Click on the images to see them in full 1080p glory.

What is even more amazing is that I don’t even have a high spec PC and it runs very well.  I use a 3rd gen i5 intel 3.8Ghz cpu, 16gb 1600mhz ram and a Nvidia 760 GTX video card.  Not what I would call cutting edge, yet this game manages it fine.  I did notice on a standard 7200rpm hard drive it stuttered quite a bit so I would recommend a decent SSD for this.

I hope to write more soon once my house move is complete.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is out on PC (coming to PS4 sometime in 2015) and can be purchased via Steam.

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