This small update adds the following option to the launcher and the game: Framerate Control. "Unlimited framerate" is the default behavior, "Smoothed 60 fps max" is something that might potentially help in rare cases with micro-stuttering.
Note: please check if your graphic options have changed after this update and if so (unlikely, but still), restore them to your favorite set up.
We have also removed FXAA as it never worked well with the game (and when it did, it looked ugly with the amount of alpha-intensive vegetation and the postprocess filters we use). We have also removed ambient occlusion option, as we use AO extremely rarely (only on a couple of objects), and it was so subtle that people thought it didn't work at all anyway.
- added 14 Achievements to the game. If you have finished the game already, most of them will automatically unlock simply when you launch the game. See this blog post for details: http://theastrocrew.tumblr.com/post/103220889213/achievements-in-the-vanishing-of-ethan-carter
- sent a diver to remove the sniper rifle from the center of the lake and then hide it so no one would ever find it.
“A story told with a level of cleverness and elegance rarely seen in games.”
9/10 – GameSpot
“Leaves you with several amazing memories; moments that you will want to talk to your friends about for hours.”
9/10 – EuroGamer
“One of the best games of the year.”
9/10 – US Gamer
|An absolutely stunning and absorbing environment both visually and audibly, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is crafted with love and some incredible attention to detail. That being said, the human models are not the most impressive things to look at, and the voice acting isn't the greatest, but none of it detracts from the experience of this beautiful game.|
|There is no hand holding in this mystery game, and once you start, it is all up to you to piece the puzzle together. With some wonderfully unique gameplay elements, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter succeeds in delivering both an enjoyable experience, and an immersive one.|
|A compelling story that keeps you playing and thinking until you're done. Even once you have completed the game, you'll think back, pondering several possibilites. However, for how engrossed I was in solving the mystery of Ethan Carter, it was jarring how short the game was. Easily beaten in one sitting of a few hours. They could have taken this one a long way. But perhaps that's the beauty of Ethan Carter's story. It isn't dragged out, it just is what it is.|
|None here, the best you'll do is solving the mystery with a friend sitting at your side.|
|Only worth going back to if you missed something, or for the beauty of the envrionment. Other than that, there isn't much of anything to replay this game for. I'm giving this one a N/A simply because I do not feel replayability should be a factor in mystery games such as this. Once you know the story, you know it. These types of games are not designed to be replayed, so keep that in mind.|
|First, I was stunned by the envrionment and sounds. Next, I was thrilled by the gameplay elements. Finally, I was enthralled by the story. Though I don't know I would recommend Ethan Carter for full price (simply because of the shortness of the game), absolutely pick it up on sale if you enjoy a good mystery.|
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