+ awesome presentation, graphics are breathtaking, photorealistic at times, the art behind the graphics is fantastic
+ runs great maxed out (reduce AA if you have fps drops)
+ nice soft music throughout the game, good voice acting
+ interesting story, trying to solve the mystery of the vanishing of ethan carter!
+ gameplay wise this game brings the adventure genre to a new level, you move in 1st person mode, conrtols are fluid and movement is perfect (i was amazed by the fact that you don't get stuck in the environment unless there is indeed a huge obstacle or a dead end ahead), no endless dialogues and texts to read, many things are said by the environment, puzzles are limited though, i can think of 2 puzzles in total that were easy enough but pretty original, investigation scenes are straight forward and it's easy to complete them by finding the missing items and then reconstructing the scene
+ took me 6 hours to complete the game for the 1st time and i didn't get stuch anywhere, also used the run button a lot, so it's NOT a very short game. also missed 2 scenes , so i have to replay it to see everything
- character models could be better
- some gameplay elements could be explained in the beginning (hint: first scene you investigate and have to find the crank, in order to get a vision of its location you have to align the words and press left button, this gameplay element is used throughout the game but is not explained, so keep that in mind, align the words to get the vision)
- more puzzles would be nice
- ending is predictable
great game from great developers, i'm happy they didn't waste the assets into another fps or action game, they allready cancelled an adventure game in the past that also seemed very interesting, hope they will continue developing adventure games in the future of this incredibly high quality....
p.s if steam overlay doesn't work exit fraps (or another recording program) and restart the game. if you need fraps to run (as i do in most games) minimize the game and run fraps again.