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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
What it is in the end is not what it was at the beginningbibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
The gameplay is perfect and the story is great. It could have been better, however. There are parts of the game where I feel like they wanted to make something more happen, but didn't have the time to actually implement it. It felt like a somewhat incomplete game because of these moments.
It's hard to say anything else that hasn't been said up to this point, really. But it's a fine game that is worthy of your time, if you can stick through what feels like a padded mid-game.
Amazing Indie GameImSoAw3some | Sept. 6, 2014 | See all ImSoAw3some's reviews »
The best thing about this game is the atmosphere and immersion. The art is hand drawn, the music really fits with what you're doing, and the narration is just amazing. Everything you do is narrated, and there are so many different dialogues you won't be found hearing the same phrase over a over- which is something some games just do wrong. The story is a little mysterious because you don't have much information about "The Calamity" or "The Kid." But that's part of the reason it's so good. To top off the really good narration, art style, music, and story, the combat and levels are well done and are very fun to play even more than once. The different weapons and skills are all varied and are fun to play, however there isn't a huge selection of them.
Overall, the game is great. The narration, art, music, and story really make the game stand out, topped off by solid gameplay.
A Very Notable Indie Gamedarkrise | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all darkrise's reviews »
A beautiful top-down isometric rpg starring a boy of unknown age only called "The Kid" as he traverses through the remnants of a once proud and beautiful world rended by a cataclysmic event known as "The Calamity". The game features beautifully rendered and well detailed environments that truly fit into the category of a fantasy. You face creatures who now roam the pieces of broken land; utilizing a diverse arsenal of weapons and skills that can be customized to you're liking, all in hopes of uncovering the worlds secrets to build a Bastion of hope for yourself and survivors, if there are any. A highly recommended game for anyone who wants a challenging, unique gaming experience with a narrative that isn't quite what it seems.
A beautiful game.THeTominater95 | Aug. 10, 2014 | See all THeTominater95's reviews »
As the above states bastion is a beautiful game with lovely art, backgrounds, character design... Every visual element is sumptuous and gorgeous. Fighting is difficult at times, I played through on normal with a higher and lower difficulty available, not really in the storyline parts but additional challenge-room-esque parts I was unable to progress. But still gameplay is fun and varied. The famous narration! Your actions are narrated by what initially seems an omniscient narrator which is an interesting gimmick that allowed you never to really feel alone and actions to be purposeful. I hope this is one element other games adapt. Story wise this game is weaker. Not that it's a bad one but compared to how excellently characters, background information of the world and the afore-spoken challenge-rooms provide further character details are implemented .... it's just there neither detracting from or augmenting the over-all experience. So an 85 for a wonderful experience. I just feel it simply can't be raised any higher without some impact on the player, through storyline or otherwise.
Gorgeous Hack and Slashminoru09 | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »
Bastion has it all: beautiful hand-drawn world, fantastic story, fun gameplay and the absolute stunning soundtrack. Of course, I must mention the unique narrator who narrates every action you take in the game. Very good game, definitely one of my pick for favorites indie titles.