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#988831 - 11/16/14 09:50 PM gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter"
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A story of gruesome murders
similar to stories by Poe and Lovecraft

A fully modelled 3D environment
made using photogrammetry
measurements taken from photographs

Find out more in

*** gremlin's review of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter ***


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#988832 - 11/16/14 09:58 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks, gremlin - high praise indeed for this game! wave

Jenny smile

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#988834 - 11/16/14 10:06 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks, gremlin! A very good read.

wave Jenny!

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#988837 - 11/16/14 10:24 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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I loved everything about this game and I am thrilled to read your review gremlin! yay

I am hoping another story is made soon, I'll be first in line.

Thanks gremlin and Jenny!

Ana wave
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#988848 - 11/16/14 11:17 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you, gremlin !! thumbsup

I'm looking forward to this game and have it installed. Just not got round to the playing of it yet redface
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#988879 - 11/17/14 05:22 AM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Exciting review! Thank you Jenny and Gremlin!
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#988916 - 11/17/14 11:09 AM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Thank you, Gremlin - you expressed my feelings about this game perfectly. I will be 2nd in line behind Ana for their next game!
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#988942 - 11/17/14 03:18 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Sounds awesome - will have to check it out
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#989017 - 11/18/14 05:12 AM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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I'm not sure I could have given it A+ given its save game flaw - and it is a huge flaw. It is the best looking game I've seen though.

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#989093 - 11/18/14 02:36 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Sorry you have a different take on the save game system, mj2c. My personal experience of the game was that the save game system was a tiny glitch... so it barely impacts the grade when put up against the rest of the game.

Game reviews are never objective, they're always coloured by personal preference, previous experience, and how the reviewer is feeling on the day (IMO, any reviewer who claims otherwise is smoking something dodgy!), so one person's 'huge flaw' is another's 'tiny glitch'.

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#989105 - 11/18/14 03:39 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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I actually was worried about the save system but found it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It did not take anything away from the game for me either.

Ana wave
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#989107 - 11/18/14 03:44 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Once they released the patches for the save system, I agree. But in the beginning before the game was patched, it was sort of awful for those of us who don't have hours of gameplay time and want to really enjoy the atmosphere of the game, not just go from one puzzle to the next one.

I was very impressed at how quickly the developers responded to all the complaints about the initial save system. I think that bodes well for their future games. I was probably as impressed by their response as I was glad to have the save system improved so much.
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#989108 - 11/18/14 04:11 PM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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I didn't play until all the patches were in place so I never had to deal with the saves originally.
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#989182 - Yesterday at 03:26 AM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Ah, that explains it. I never experienced the original system. In fact I wasn't even aware that there had been an earlier version. Sorry, mj2c.

When I'm playing a game for review purposes I avoid as much media and forum coverage of the game as possible in order to avoid being influenced by others' opinions of the game. I guess this shows a down-side to that strategy.

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#989187 - Yesterday at 05:17 AM Re: gremlin reviews "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" [Re: Jenny100]
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Gremlin I like the way you review games. Your perspective on them has always helped me decide if a game is right for me. Your insight into all aspects of a game answer most questions I have. Thank you and please don't change how you review games! wave
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