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Vessel

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Overall 6
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Gameplay 6
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Graphics 6
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Sound 6
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Vessel

Game Boyz
8 July 2012
  • Excerpt: In a steampunk world, something has gone horribly wrong. Liquid automatons, normally reliable, have gotten stuck into a self-replicating loop that's gone haywire. It's up their sideburned creator to find out what's wrong, while exploring the implications of a creation he thought he understood.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vessel review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Whenever a game has gears, cranks or monocles, the term "steampunk" gets tossed around liberally, but how many games actually use steam as a key gameplay component? In Vessel, steam is kind of a big deal, and so is the water and molten metal you’ll mix to create it. Playing as M. Arkwright, a brilliant but big-headed inventor locked out of his own factory, you’ll need to manipulate these raw elements to regain control over your own complex machinery.
  • Pros: The soundtrack, Tough puzzles, Those funny Fluros
  • Cons: Loose controls, Imprecise platforming, Having your patience tried
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Overall 7
7.2

Vessel review

PCGamer Online
29 April 2012
  • Conclusion: A novel use of fluids, but sometimes scuppered by cumbersome platforming and the annoyingly happenstance physics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vessel Review

GamerNode
24 April 2012
  • Summary: An excellent puzzle game with remarkable technical achievements, Vessel is a shining example of the indie scene's potential. Some puzzles border on sadism, but the rest of the game makes up for the occasional frustration.
  • Pros: Brilliant, out-of-the-box puzzles, Excellent visual presentation
  • Cons: Realistic physics can work against the player, Some puzzles are ridiculously hard
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Overall 8
7.8

Clever Puzzles, Finicky Solutions

Game Informer
4 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Explore a steampunk-style world using detailed liquid physics to solve complex puzzles Graphics: The exaggerated world of pipes and switches is attractive, and the detailed fluid animation is a sight to behold Sound: The compelling music fits the theme, but repeats more than I’d like Playability: Controls are straightforward, but managing movement and manipulating objects can be frustrating Entertainment: A challenging puzzle game that stumbles thanks to some...
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Overall 8
8.0

Vessel

Thunderbolt Games
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It seems a precarious juxtaposition that in 2012, a gamer can be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of quality 2D platformers. The genre has garnered momentum for many years as a result of the comparative ease of digital distribution, but tighter budgets and a generation-fatigue have made this an opportune time to pitch small and creative titles.
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7.4
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.6
Longevity 7
7.2

Vessel Review

NowGamer
29 March 2012
  • Summary: Vessel is a fun and quirky puzzler that is a must-have for fans of Braid, Limbo and similar games. Find out why in our PC review.
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: Vessel

New Gamer Nation
28 March 2012
  • Conclusion: If you’re a fan of puzzle-platformers, Vessel is about as good as they get. With fun mechanics, great graphics, and excellent puzzles, Vessel manages to be an all-around impressive title. You can get it on Steam, but you can also buy it on the developer’s site to get a DRM-free version in addition to a Steam key. Vessel is also planned for release on XBLA and PSN for now, so keep an eye out for it if you mainly stick to consoles.
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Vessel

DarkStation
27 March 2012
  • Conclusion: I think Strange Loop Games had a lot of nice and genuinely cool ideas that were decently executed. For the most part Vessel is fun, creative, and deals very well with fluid dynamics (congratulations to the programmer[s] responsible). It’s a shame that such a crucial component of the game is executed so poorly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vessel Review

G4
21 March 2012
  • Summary: Welcome to the world of Vessel. Living water going went on strike and you are the only man who can whip them back into shape. This physics-puzzler slowly puts you throw the ringer as you not only have to move liquid, but move the simple minded Fluro to get your masterpiece moving again. For any fan of steam punk or just a good brainteaser, this is surely one puzzle you can't pass up.
  • Pros: Creative use of both fluid and AI mechanics, Very forgiving, Amazing world filled with sights and music
  • Cons: Solutions can be a little messy, Added bonuses not really a bonus, Story doesn't really come together
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