Excerpt: Vessel is a unique indie puzzle-platformer from an ambitious start-up group known as Strange Loop Games . Like all great puzzle-platformers, Vessel takes a central mechanic, water in this case, and expands upon the possibilities with each new puzzle.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Vessel is a truly superior puzzler and one of 2012's biggest indie hitters. More impressively, though, it's also destined to be one of the very best games of the year, period. Quality, quantity, innovation and competence abound, making for an essential PC purchase.
Pros: Exceptional, varied, satisfying puzzles, Extraordinary fluid simulation, physics engine and mechanics, Incredibly lengthy, great value for money
Cons: A few clipping issues, Lack of hints/overt signposting will deter the casual crowd