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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
A beautiful, well-crafted experiencesycomantis1991 | May 14, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
As tight and responsive as the controls are in this game, it's not exactly the focal point, though it is worth commending and getting that out of the way. The game is absolutely stunning. The watercolors are sublime and blend perfectly with the distorted but fascinating environments and set-pieces. The story is minimalist, but grips you enough to make you desperate to learn more. The puzzles are well thought-out, but not impossible to solve. Plot elements are slowly revealed over time, while also dropping subtle hints throughout your playthrough. Also, that narrator has an epic voice and I want it. Overall, the game is a beautiful and fun experience with a slowly developing, super-twisty plot, good puzzles, tight controls, and a fascinating world. It also has stellar music.The only flaw that comes to mind is that some beginning segments drag on a bit too long, like a couple minutes too long. I feel like it's trying to give you time to take in the world, but I like to do that and move on. There also seem to be large segments where not a lot happens, though that may only be in contrast to how much happens when they do. Otherwise, fantastic.
Bastion, so much to say!samtahbou | May 12, 2015 | See all samtahbou's reviews »
This is easily one of the top 100 most iconic and well recognized games on steam. Everything about this game is original, and all of it is excellent. The characters, the engine the graphics and all the visuals in the game from the enemies to the npcs, the protagonist and all his gear are all beautiful, there is nothing to criticize or take away from, the work put into it is clear on every level of the game. The sound track on this game is one of the best in any game of this genre on steam, it brings you back to the game again and again, builds a unique atmosphere and tension that belongs to this game alone and isn't duplicated in any other. The variety in challenges and gear will keep people who love that aspect of the game occupied for several hours, and for those who don't care about that, the story will be the anchor. The plot is well written, and fresh, nothing about the game feels stale or reused which often happens with games and movies, it is rare to find a gem so different and worthwhile. If I was asked to make a list of must own games on steam, this game is going to be on it, at full price, it is worth every penny. Beautiful to look at, great to listen to, a joy to play and quite engaging in it's story line. If you do not own it, get it!