• Publisher: Deck 13
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2021
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  • Summary: Thousands of years after the activation of the Vesper Protocol, a small android crosses a fallen world, hunted by merciless machines, to control the power of Light and decide the fate of his race.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 30, 2021
    At a first glance you might think Vesper is something like Limbo with robots, but it's actually a great puzzle platformer with a bit of stealth. Thanks to the generous amount of checkpoints, it can be played as a casual game, a couple of screen at a time, or trying to beat the best time in a speed run, thanks to the embedded stopwatch allowing you to record and publish your game sessions without further editing. Great graphics and sound, with a gentle difficulty curve balanced by achievements not that easy to unlock. A debut with a bang for the guys from Cordens Interactive, who were able to mix a compelling story with a great gameplay.
  2. Jul 30, 2021
    Vesper is a charming and smart platform, with lots of good ideas and a stunning design.
  3. Aug 10, 2021
    Vesper is a highly impressive indie platformer. Its stunning visuals and mysterious game world will likely immediately hook the player, while its gameplay hits a sweet spot that will maintain that interest throughout its short runtime. It may sometimes go into comfortable spaces seen by other games in the genre, but even so there's more than enough flair here to make Vesper worthwhile.
  4. Jul 30, 2021
    Don't be fooled by the reduced duration of Seven's adventure: after the finale you will be delighted by numerous additions during the second game, and the new awareness gained in the course of exploring Aryish could push you to renew your approach, looking for other avenues. The narration will satisfy the fans of Isaac Asimov's great science fiction, with suggestions of a religious nature that recall the works of Roger Zelazny and Philip Kindred Dick; the possibilities for in-depth analysis offered by the documents then recall works such as The Talos Principle (2014). There remain some small regrets: we would have liked a greater characterization of the inhabitants, robotic and otherwise, of the planet Aryish, and on some occasions the lack of variety of enemies leaves room for a small dose of monotony. Vesper, however, remains a star that shines bright in the sky of Italian videogame development, and which we recommend without reservation.
  5. Aug 2, 2021
    Contemplative, smart and well design, Vesper is not perfect but will leave you in awe with its art direction and refinement.
  6. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    Vesper is full of redundant screens that you simply run across, which made the campaign longer but at the cost of watering down the gameplay. In theory, complexity of challenges rises due to introduction of time limits, increasing number of robots and longer escape sequences, but I completed most of the game almost with my eyes closed. It’s a beautiful, atmospheric adventure, but it would definitely benefit from being a bit harder. [10/2021, p.73]
  7. Aug 10, 2021
    It's a truly beautiful game to look at, but with slow pacing and puzzles that never really hit the mark it's hard to recommend Vesper.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 2, 2021
    I played Vesper this weekend and I had a blast with it! A wonderful and engaging experience that demands you to delve deep into a mysteriousI played Vesper this weekend and I had a blast with it! A wonderful and engaging experience that demands you to delve deep into a mysterious and beautiful lore mixed with great gameplay mechanics and a visual style I rarely saw in videogame. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2021
    A very beautiful game with amazing landscapes! I love the post-apocalyptic scenario
  3. Aug 2, 2021
    Mesmerizing atmosphere, fun puzzles and a great story! Even for a beginner like me in the world of video games it can be an interesting experience
  4. Aug 2, 2021
    Good game. A bit short, but with some replayability. Mechanics are good but underused.