Vesta was an absolutely delightful way to start off my gaming year. It's hardly ground-breaking stuff but this is a solid, dependable and, most importantly, fun game. It's all over rather quickly, but it's a credit to the developers that this left me wanting more.
Entertaining yet technically old puzzler that does a lot of things right, but being far from perfect.
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Vesta is best described as okay, and it never really rises above that level despite its prettiness
_________________________ “Vesta, while an enjoyable enough experience, fails to create a hook in you and bring you back to it.
Vesta is a quaint title that provides suitably challenging environmental puzzles for those who decide to take a shot at it.
Vesta does a remarkably fine job of aping the design and simple brilliance of Zelda puzzles, while putting its own unique spin on things as it does so. Though its puzzles can sometimes be unfairly or frustratingly designed, a pleasing visual style, meaty campaign and generally satisfying gameplay loop make this a win in our book; we'd absolutely suggest you give Vesta a try (especially if you're a Zelda fan). There's plenty to love about this quirky puzzle game, and it's one you'll likely want to revisit from time to time.
A game recommended for all types of players, especially puzzle and platform lovers with many hours of gameplay.
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Vesta is a wonderfully crafted experience that falls just sort of the upper tier as a result of it's ending. There's a lot of fun to be had here, just don't expect the best payoff.
Despite having an immense potential, Vesta ends up disappointing in important aspects within its level design and gameplay, which ends up making the experience quite frustrating and punitive. However, the game still offers good entertainment and challenge for fans of the puzzle genre who care to give it a try.
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Vesta is the perfect... average game. There's nothing objectively wrong with it, but there's also nothing special here, either. It's a simple action-puzzler, with simple tests of wit, and simple mechanics to deal with them.
Puzzle fans will find a lot to love in Vesta. The game goes beyond simple tasks to a fully fleshed-out experience with beautiful graphics and an intriguing storyline. While the pacing can be slow and certain puzzles frustrating if you don't follow the correct sequence on the first try, this is a perfect title to pick up and chill out with.
If you are someone who really enjoys puzzle games and is happy to repeat levels numerous times until you've discovered the solution than Vesta is the game for you. Otherwise, the gameplay isn't enough to carry the simple story and Vesta shouldn't be played in anticipation of the engrossing dystopian tale that it initially promises.
PSN Price (PlayStation 4): $14.99
Although it's far from perfect, if you're in the market for a cleverly designed character-swapping puzzler and have the patience to continually play through long stretches again and again then Vesta is sure to find a welcome home in your collection.
Vesta does a really good job of taking a tried-and-tested approach to a puzzle game and giving it it's own spin and art style and making it it's own. The puzzle design is great and is complex enough to have you thinking, yet they aren't too hard that you rage quit and give up. The length of the game, the fun I had playing it and the story you are working through is all very appealing and a great experience for anyone who enjoys puzzle games.
In conclusion, it is not the best indie game out there but it offers solid gameplay that keeps you entertained for hours. If you want a test on patient and wit – this is the game for you. Oh! About the two questions that had me thinking in the beginning? Find out if I got my answers to my questions and let me know what you think about the gameplay.
Vesta is an interesting and often tense puzzle game that lacks that final polish and tries to do too much. It feels like the game should have stuck to what it does well – the puzzle designs, the soundtrack and bold visual art style – instead of trying to include combat which results in the core mechanics being at odds with themselves. Vesta is at its best when it's challenging your grey matter rather than your thumb reaction speed and thankfully, it does that more often than not.
Vesta offers a good puzzler experience with fun dual character gameplay and a nice and steady progression curve. For the positives however we have some performance issues and generally frustrating controls that will turn some off. Overall the game is a nice way to pass a few hours but it won't be one you reach for after a playthrough.
For the most part Vesta was an excellent game and a well worthwhile experience.
Vesta is a lovely little story-filled puzzler that is powered by humour and brings enough thought as to why, what and when at all times. It’s not the most perfect game, and slight control issues, a repetitive soundtrack and massive save problems put a downer on things, but it’s still worth taking a shot at.