Ether One is a rather ambitious game that falls under the ever-popular "walking simulator" genre. On it's surface, Ether One seems like another stab at an Amnesia game, and whilst it does borrow alot of key features from them, it is something so much more different.
I have never quite played a game like Ether One, but it is one I have always dreamed of. A compelling narrative that can be enjoyed without the need of puzzles (but there are tons of optional ones) and a story that just makes you want to keep playing and playing until you reach that ending. Despite the core narrative being rather short, you can get well over 10 hours out of this game.
Whilst the game begins off rather tedious, Ether One quickly grabs you in with it's impressive story. Impressive is an understatement. It's been a long time since a game made me think, not just about the game itself, but about the value of human life, and just how fragile a thing like life is.
For an Indie title, this deserves the AAA treatment. Buy this. Right now.
+ Amazing narrative. One of the best I have experienced in years.
+ Puzzles and optional areas are plentiful
+ Looks, sounds, and is overall great
+ A very ambitious project. I'm glad it managed to produce something so inspiring.
- Gameplay will be boring if you don't pay attention.