"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
Great art and narrative!beltmatt_usa | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all beltmatt_usa's reviews »
I am sucker for games with great stories, but I bought this because I wanted a simple action platformer...what I got was both!
What pulled me in was the narrator. Like an old western cowboy he would keep you informed with what has happened, what is going to happen, and what was currently happening. The game is fairly short, but New Game+ means you can keep on playing! Multiple ending and a few side quest made this game worth full price!
When I played through this I used an x-box controller it worked perfectly! I can imagine playing with with keyboard and mouse would be a little lame. I
Interesting gameAsmodeusSabrael | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all AsmodeusSabrael's reviews »
At first I was meh about trying it but it came with the bundle, so i tried it and was quite pleased. I normally prefer games with high end graphics but damn, this is a nice modern type retro game. The narration during gameplay is funny, and also serious. It is a great touch and the voice used for it is perfect. The gameplay itself is easy to pick up with use of mouse and keyboard, or controller. It's not just a grind for xp, u can skip a lot and still get stuff for completing your quests. The upgrades for weapons make u think on what to choose later on. The side quests for weapon upgrades is a nice change of pace. The story is written very well and the game is beautifully drawn. I would def try out a demo and see for yourself. Definantly worth a shot. I enjoyed it very much.
Lovely and great game!taskaidomi6 | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all taskaidomi6's reviews »
Bastion has great art, the greatest narrator I've ever heard in my life, beautiful soundtrack, right after finishing the game I bought the soundtrack and I don't regret it! The story is wonderful, shocking and really emotional especially the ending which made me cry. If you are into Indie games I totally recommend this game to you since it is a great piece of art!
Beautiful gameShreyan | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all Shreyan's reviews »
What happens when you wake up to see the world as you know it crumbling before your very eyes? When everyone you love is gone? And you have no idea what happened? In bastion, you play as a nameless protagonist referred to as 'the kid'. The game play is fun. A controller is recommended for the best experience. The art style of the game is just beautiful and the music is awesome. The game is part RPG,part action and the camera is set at an isometric view. The action always feels fresh and the levels are superbly designed. I have absolutely no complaints with this game and you will be want to go for a second playthrough of the game after you complete it.
A Great Action RPGWiesler | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Bastion has some beautiful art with interesting scenery. To accompany this is a terrific, ecletic soundtrack, and some spot on voice acting. The game's story is narrated by an old man named Rucks, and his gravely voice adds humor and a folk feel to the story.
The mechanics are fairly fast paced and feel very solid. There are a variety of weapons and special skills that the player can choose from, and each weapon has two separate upgrade paths that can be mixed and matched. Every weapon already feels very different, and the different upgrades helps to expand on this. From an isometric perspective the player has to dodge, block, counter attack, and use precise timing to survive. The difficulty can be changed by choosing different idols to worship in game that add various effects, like enemies dropping bombs on death.Along with the main story, there are challenge levels that test your skill with each weapon.
Bastion gives the player different ways to play and challenge themselves.