Summary: It's puzzles are ingenious and it's all thanks to the unique fluid interaction physics. With a great soundtrack and gorgeous old school graphics it's hard to not find the experience charming while you're scratching your head on one of the games more complicated puzzles. The best part is that it is totally accessible to all types of gamers whether they typically play puzzle games or not. I give it a total score of 9.1/10-Amazing.
Summary: Vessel boasts excellent physics and fascinating fluid interaction, with a great variation of inventive puzzles. The music is hypnotic, but visually gets dull quickly. It's an earnest effort and I wanted to like the game more, however the controls could be absolutely maddening at times. And, a handful of the puzzles I solved purely by accident, through some of the frequent glitches in the game.
Summary: I greatly appreciate that games like this can be made and I was inspired by the vision of Vessel, but after having completed the game I found that I wasn't enjoying it most of the time I was playing. The visuals are handled very well and I can't fault the game there. The physics are very simplified and cumbersome during many scenarios (dials, swinging bridges, aiming streams). The plot was compelling, but did not follow through on completion.
Summary: Impressive! Im a sucker for good in-game physics use and vessel has it in spades. Character control & interaction with the more mundane aspects of the game could use some fine tuning (ladder use, elevators and the feel of the jump action) but the game is great looking, fun & different.
Summary: One of the few great side scrolling puzzle games. Very creative with the puzzles. Some might complain about the game play, as on the PC the controls can be somewhat frustrating. However, I think much of this is by design as is leads to challenging game play. If it was simplified it might be too easy. I'm really impressed with this game, and in my opinion it is better than Portal and other similar games.
Summary: Vessel is a unique experience and a fun puzzle game. One thing that I am surprised no one mentioned before is that the whole world is simulated in physics and even the characters are made out of particles as opposed to being modeled and scripted by the game designers. And for something made like that, the game is holding together really well.
Summary: I haven't finished the game yet, but I have played enough to say that this one is highly original. The puzzles aren't all the same and the game immersion is pretty awesome. I feel like a true scientist while playing this one. Recommended.
Summary: A strong puzzle game, with an increasing amount of depth. Just take note, this game does not feature the emotional resonance of something like bastion or the ending of braid - or limbo. That's not to say it does not have some great music and personality - It does. There are some slight comparisons with the 2d metroids as well. And the game does evolve into a much deeper thing about 1 hour in.