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Vessel

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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 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
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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Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.6
Longevity 7
7.2

Vessel Review

NowGamer
29 March 2012
  • Conclusion: A well designed, cleverly paced and attractive platform game with a handful of quirky features. A worthwhile package for the money, but without the innovation we hoped for.
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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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Overall 8
7.8

Vessel

ActionTrip
10 March 2012
  • Excerpt: When a glitch prevents you from defeating the game's final boss and the only thing you feel is relief, I'd say it's a pretty good indication that you haven't been having much fun. But unlike the silly games you usually play, Vessel isn't exactly about 'fun'. It's more about pumping blood into your atrophied, "pew-pew" obsessed brain. And let me tell you, it's a painful process. In Vessel, you're the rat in the maze and the game plays you (Okay, that just freaks me out.
  • Pros: Advanced mind gymnastics for serious puzzle enthusiasts, slightly innovative gameplay reminsicent of that found in Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, music is sparse but good;
  • Cons: Repetitive and predominantly boring environments, Vessel is more about hard work than about fun gameplay.
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Overall 8
7.8

Vessel

ActionTrip
10 March 2012
  • Excerpt: When a glitch prevents you from defeating the game's final boss and the only thing you feel is relief, I'd say it's a pretty good indication that you haven't been having much fun. But unlike the silly games you usually play, Vessel isn't exactly about 'fun'. It's more about pumping blood into your atrophied, "pew-pew" obsessed brain. And let me tell you, it's a painful process. In Vessel, you're the rat in the maze and the game plays you (Okay, that just freaks me out.
  • Pros: Advanced mind gymnastics for serious puzzle enthusiasts, slightly innovative gameplay reminsicent of that found in Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, music is sparse but good;
  • Cons: Repetitive and predominantly boring environments, Vessel is more about hard work than about fun gameplay.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 6
6.0

Vessel

Spieletester.com
26 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Ich trauere ein bisschen um Vessel denn es hätte so viel mehr sein können. Ein bisschen mehr Atmosphäre, ein bisschen mehr Story und vor allem flüssige Performance hätten dieses Spiel zu einer wahren Indie-Perle werden lassen. Aber auch so ist man mit Vessel noch sehr gut unterhalten und kann sich gut knobelnd die Zeit vertreiben.
  • Pros: Innovatives Konzept, Rätsel nachvollziehbar und logisch, Genialer Soundtrack, Preiswert, Fairer Schwierigkeitsgrad
  • Cons: Extrem Hardwarehungrig, Schwammige Steuerung, Teils fehlerhafte Kollisionsabfrage, dünne Atmosphäre
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 8
8.0
Storyline 8
7.5
Replay value 8
7.8
Music 7
6.8

Vessel

bestgamer.ru
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Все больше и больше появляется занимательнейших инди-аркад. В след за такими запоминающимися вещами, как Trine 2 , Rochard , Binding of Isaac и прочими, нас порадовал очередной занимательным платформером – Vessel , за авторством новичков из Strange Loop Games . К слову, команду разработчиков составляют всего два человека.
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 8
8.0
Storyline 8
7.5
Replay value 8
7.8
Music 7
6.8

Vessel

bestgamer.ru
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Все больше и больше появляется занимательнейших инди-аркад. В след за такими запоминающимися вещами, как Trine 2 , Rochard , Binding of Isaac и прочими, нас порадовал очередной занимательным платформером – Vessel , за авторством новичков из Strange Loop Games . К слову, команду разработчиков составляют всего два человека.
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