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"A charming hack-and-slash RPG, with an excellent soundtrack, great colouring, and a superb narration gimmick." - PCGamer UK
"This game is amazing and you owe it to yourself to download it." - IGN.com
Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock the New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!
Stunning hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
Critically-acclaimed original music score
Hours of reactive narration delivers a deep story
Action-packed combat rewards playing with finesse
Controls custom-tailored to PC plus gamepad support
10+ unique upgradeable weapons to be used
6 powerful Bastion structures to be discovered
'New Game Plus' mode unlocked after finishing the story
One of the all time best indie games1N07 | July 27, 2015 | See all 1N07's reviews »
Bastion is an top-down action-RPG game with a beautiful sort of painted colorful look and is definitely one of the best indie games I've ever played. It has a rather simple story that is told very well in an interesting way. Trough narration. Narrated video games while rare aren't anything new, but this one really stands out to me. The narration is done by a gravelly, but charismatic sounding guy and has surprisingly huge amount of reactionary comments on everything you do in the game. And the music! This game has one of the best soundtracks in gaming in a long time! The gameplay consists mostly of beating up hoards of interesting enemies, with loads of different weaponry. Ranged, melee, leveling up, skills and boosts. What keeps it interesting though, is the cool level design, great music, narration and interesting side activities. Including shooting ranges, time trials and survival. The game also has great re-play potential with it's new game plus and the fact that it can be played in many different ways.
An unique, beautiful experiencereginleifx | July 16, 2015 | See all reginleifx's reviews »
Bastion is one of the most unique works of fiction I have ever had the pleasure to go through. Bastion's plot is good, it starts off with the main character running away from "The Calamity", and him getting to the "Bastion", a shelter that had been built in case of a major catastrophe. There, he meets Rucks, and then they proceed to search for cores, which are used to rebuild the different parts of the Bastion. Graphics are colorful, bright, and kind of contrast the plot's darker tones. Although they're kind of cartoonish, they work wonders. Gameplay is not the game's best feature. You can use up to two weapons of your choice, which you can change at certain building that can be found in the bastion, and you can upgrade them so they have different effects. You can also learn active skills for them. The game's strongest point is its narration. Every single thing the player does and every single bit of plot that goes on, is narrated. And that is one of the things that make the game an unique experience. Bastion, overall, is a wonderful game I recommend to fans of every genre, at least at 50% off since its duration is kind of short (It took me 7 hours to beat it), but since it has multiple endings it can be extended to about 11 hours.
A gem. Unforgettable. Must play for all gamers.Takwin | June 13, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
A freaking masterpiece that is so under the radar for so many people. SuperGiant games has two games, and I love them both immensely (Transistor is amazing as well). The art direction, the narration as you go along, and perfect pacing, the story. Wow all around. I love that you can modify the difficulty yourself by adding small challenges to the gameplay organically via idols. The weapon diversity is fabulous - like on Ratchet and Clank level greatness. A game that should not be missed. A definitive bucket list game. You can knock it out on normal in less than 10 hours, and go New Game+ and more challenge to really dig deep in this gem.
A fun time-fillerxwa_foxhound | June 4, 2015 | See all xwa_foxhound's reviews »
The one thing I love about this game is the beautiful hand-drawn backgrounds that quite literally fly onto the screen as you move around. That's honestly all I love. Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad game at all. The music is good, the voice over story-teller fits well, the game is simple enough to follow and play... but it just doesn't hook me. I find I play a level (and enjoy it), and then switch off and go play something else. 2 days later I come back and play another level. Very much a (good-looking) time-filler in my opinion! Level-size is just about right to complete while your wife/girlfriend is in the shower :)
Beautiful, fun, intriguing RPGTakwin | May 25, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
The developer has a unique taste on RPG gaming with Bastion and Transistor, two games I thoroughly enjoy and remember. Beautiful and colorful artwork, interesting story, nice gear. Truly a unique experience. Loved it!