The Let's Play Archive

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

by Fleve

Part 7: Another Story

And with that, we’ve finished the game. There are some theories on how the ending can be interpreted, but I’ll wait for the discussion to open first. For now, let me just say that I appreciate the developers’ approach to storytelling. I think they made a good decision when later on they said that “we swore to never tell what our own takes on the event at Red Creek Valley are”.

The achievements we've gained during this part are for solving Dad’s death, titled Bargaining, and for solving Ed’s, Acceptance. Finishing the game gives another one, but that’s simply a quote, What happens then?. Finally, while looking through the credits I saw something credited as a prequel comic. Turns out they still have that online. It’s a neat little thing. Also, I didn’t record the credits at the end, but here’s the song that only plays during them.

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I am not myself. Have not been myself. Voices again today. Same as yesterday. This is most vexsome.

I tried to brick her up in the wall, but she fough me. In the end, I couldn’t do it. Not to my wife. Neither she nor the Sleeper is pleased. Now I must decide whom I fear more.

What I must do is clear to me now. The Sleeper resides in a prison of death, and pain is the key.