Exploring the gorgeous surroundings of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was already enjoyable for me, so the news that Polish studio The Astronauts is following up on their first-person adventure with a more ambitious scope is heart-warming indeed.
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Video games often strive to appear "realistic" in one way or another, but the new indie horror game The Vanishing of Ethan Cartertook things a step further verisimilitude-wise: creating many of its levels by pulling from real-world photographs.
Imaginary locations are great places to stage heart-stopping scream sequences. Nothing like being lost inside the bowels of a giant monster, an abandoned space station or the burning plains of hell for put the fear in you. But you know what else is really scary? The real world. In particular, that abandoned 7-11 off the highway where the weird noises come from. Oh, you're going to act like you don't hear them, too?