- The level design is something that I really enjoyed. Each level has a decent amount of variety and that keeps things fresh throughout.
- I found the controls to be done very well and they remained responsive throughout, so if you make a mistake it’s down to you and not the controls.
- The gameplay on the whole is very fun and they’ve nailed a lot of the mechanics. I especially found this to be the case when it came to character-swapping.
- I enjoyed the presentation side of the game and it has quite a bit if charm going for it in my opinion.
- Unfortunately the game suffers with a few technical issues and the biggest problem is when you come to save and it doesn’t save properly.
- There is a few decent puzzles in the game but most of them are a little on the easy side and there is a distinct lack of a challenge with them.
- There isn’t much in terms of content in the game and I was really surprised that there was no multiplayer modes included.
All in all Puzzle platformers have been going for a long time now and I must confess that I actually quite enjoy them because I don’t find them to taxing, which is nice. Vesta is the latest game to enter the puzzle adventure genre and for the most part it holds up pretty well and it can deliver some enjoyable moments despite the niggling problems it has. Something that really impressed me about this game was the level design. The levels in the game are full of variety and that means things don’t become boring, which is great. The gameplay has a lot of different mechanics in play at the same time and they all hold up really well, and I must admit that I was especially impressed with the character-swapping mechanic. The game also boasts quite a few different puzzles and whilst none of them are bad in design I found them to be a little on the easy side and I was craving more of a challenge. An important aspect in a game like this is how the controls hold up, and thankfully they hold up really well. They keep things simple when it comes to the controls and this means you can focus on the tasks at hand and the best thing is that these tasks never cause you problems because everything remains responsive throughout. Unfortunately everything isn’t all plain sailing in the game though and it does suffer with a few technical issues. The main issue I came across was the saving feature because sometimes it doesn’t always save and if you die you can lose a lot of progress, which is very frustrating to say the least. The presentation side of the game is nothing special but it is something that I enjoyed. Visually the game has a nice look to it and it has quite a bit of charm going for it. The sound design is also charming and it never once got on my nerves, which is a bonus. At the end of the day Vesta is a game that provided me with quite a bit of fun and in a way I wanted a little more. Unfortunately there isn’t much content for you to sink your teeth into and with no multiplayer modes the replay value is quite low, which is a shame. I will say though that the content it does have is pretty good and it does enough to get a recommendation from me.
I rate Vesta 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: FinalBoss Games
Publisher: FinalBoss Games
Genre: Action Adventure/Puzzle
Release Date (Xbox One): January 19, 2018