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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 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.
Best narration ever.Furrek | July 30, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
So before I played Bastion I did read this everywhere in internet: great narration, beatiful game, must play etc. Yes, I must agree, and probably everyone should too, that this game have a best narration ever that was in video games. Sure, there are plenty of great ones, but I think I like the one in Bastion the most. For this thing alone Bastion is worth buying and playing. Another thing that is great in Bastion is music. It build a really great atmosphere in game. When I'm talking about great things in Bastion, I can't forget graphics - it's simply beautiful. Those three things make this game worth getting. While narration, music and graphics are solid, the other things could be a bit better - I'm talking about gameplay mechanics. They are not bad, but it's a very action RPG game. Few weapons, not so many difficult fights. Sure, you can use special shop to make your game ever harder, but once you learn to use every weapon then nothing is gonna be a challenge. Still, this should be played by everyone. If not for gameplay, then at least for those three amazing things that I, and mostly everyone else, mentioned.
The badass kid.Bastion. Amazing indie game with amazing narratorhateah | July 22, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
Ah.. Memories i remember how i finished the game and i almost cried at the end,it has such a beautiful art and narrator. As for the gameplay, you can unlock new grounds which gives u points and with those points your upgrade ur own town buildings. You can also unlock new weapons which are harder to unlock of course, but makes your life easier. You also have 3 lives and when you die you continue from the same spot. There is something like mini-boss at every ground you unlock. The last level is just amazing and the gameplay is pretty good for such a old indie game. It has a lot of choices u can make including of improving your buildings, which bonuses to unlock and etc. After the end you will want to play it again and again, the narrator which talks to you all the game just fits amazing. Chinese art as you know well is one of the best arts which is also used in Bastion, also being called during the game "The kid".I couldn't stop playing it until i finished the game, it's addicting once u get into the game. It has many different weapons which you can upgrade in ur ground or buy or unlock. Each weapon has 4(fourth) updates, which you can see in your ground's store. Calamity Cannon It is a ranged weapon whose blasts can cause area damage. Calamity Cannon is too unwieldy to lock onto targets. Galleon Mortar The Galleon Mortar acts like a Bombardment weapon which drops explosive bombs and wide area of effect. The range of the weapon is also variable. Fire Bellows This weapon resembles a flame thrower which spews a continuous stream of fire causing damage to anything that is in range. Army Carbine The Army Carbine is a high-power ranged weapon that can deliver some serious damage with variable accuracy but has a heavy recoil. Brusher’s Pike It is a thrusting melee weapon that has powerful medium range and can also be thrown. Duelling Pistols They are duel ranged weapons whose fire rate depends upon the user’s own speed. Scrap Musket It’s a ranged weapon with a wide angle. The knock-back effect will compensate for limited range. War Machete It’s fast for melee attacks. Throwing attack should compensate for its short melee range. Breaker’s Bow It’s a ranged weapon which is versatile in providing powerful attack and the attack is increased when the bowstring is drawn. Fang Repeater It is a rapid fire weapon that reloads automatically but you can’t move while firing. Cael Hammer It is a well-balanced weapon that can be used for melee attacks; stationery attacks are more powerful. You can upgrade the weapon in five stages.