The makers of “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter” are making a retro style FPS in the vain of 2004’s “Painkiller”…that’s one of those sentences that i never expected to have to write. But it turns out that this isn’t exactly as crazy as it first seems. Three of The Astronauts co-owners were also co-owners of People Can Fly, the team that made Painkiller, which makes this scenario make a whole lot more sense. It also makes it make more sense out of just how damn good this looks. I mean, Painkiller is exactly as good as Yahtzee made it sound like it was, and even with out knowing the pedigree behind the game it’s hard not to see the resemblance.
The only real complaint i have with this as of right now is that, as it always is with reveal trailers, is that i very much doubt this will be representative of the final game. So long as the end game keeps to the spirit of this trailer i’m sure it’ll end up pretty damn good, but it’s hard to get too excited just yet when you know we’re not looking at in game footage. I’m keeping an eye on this, for sure, but i hope we get something with a little more substance soon.