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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
An Amazing ExperienceXiPaRiSiiTeiX | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all XiPaRiSiiTeiX's reviews »
Bastion is a game that although may look a little off by triple A games standards at first glance is actually thrilling masterpiece. The art style of this game is very pretty I was very pleasantly surprised how beautiful the game looked when I was playing, with environments ranging from the lush green bastion to the dank murky darkness of the wall. The soundtrack is a thing of wonders that will be stuck in your head for days, one song in particular stuck with me as I wandered around the bastion taking a break from dispatching enemies with my hammer, and the best thing is there is a record player so you can kick back and relax listening to the amazing soundtrack while browsing the wares of one of the many unlockable buildings around the bastion. The gripping narrative is something of a spectacle in the game also as the narrator's calm, deep, soothing voice made me play the whole game over just to hear him again, telling a tale of a young boy on his quest to find out what exactly had happened to the once beautiful world they lived in. I wholeheartedly recommend this game, actually, stop reading this review. Go buy it, go on!
Can't hold back the feels...damienjameswebb | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
Ok, so when i fist started playing this game i was like "ya cool, its a brawler". you try to get through the level filled with monsters to find crystal pieces to save the world.... NOPE instead your thrown into wonder as your trying to figure out who you are, how did you survive, why did this happen, and who was responsible. Lets just say that this game could have easily been a paperback book that i read in junior high for book report week.
As thought provoking as the story is (which i am trying really hard not to give away), the real drive for this is the classic throwback to the iso beat-um-ups of old. The gameplay is smooth and you really feel like your having to work at defeating your enemies (even on the easy settings). The best part by far is the narrator, who literally talks about everything your doing as your doing it, and not just the main story line... if you decide to stop for a minute and start breaking pots, he'll say something about it. if you leave your game running and say go and get a drink from the fridge, he talks about how your character has stopped to stare into the oblivion that is the eternal abyss...
the only downside i have for this game is the leveling system.i didn't like how limited you were with ability stacking, and that you had to change your weapons at the hub rather than on the fly (you only get 2 weapon slots). however, this ends up being a plot point so.... i'll forgive them.
All in all, Bastion is a great game. It was like a good book that i never wanted to finish, but would defiantly read again.
An amazing experiencegforcesa | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
Bastion is a game you should not miss.It's basically a one of it's kind.I really don't want to spoil the experience for you so i wont talk about the story.The narrator of the game is so awesome to listen to, mainly because his voice reminds me of Morgan Freeman's voice which is pretty rad.I really like how the developers have told the story of the game and how the narrator is, well, narrating everything you do and that's fun.The soundtrack of the game is really good because it's so relaxing to listen to and never gets old.The game is around 4 hours to beat but its well worth the price for this awesome game.
A magical gamebourdoulas | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all bourdoulas's reviews »
Stunning hand painted graphics with an even greater OST and a narrator that will remain in your head for quite a while after you finish the game. Recommended to every action RPG gamer out there.
The duration could be longer but fortunately you can replay the game again and again on "New Game Plus" mode.
Just buy it nowKalGoran | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all KalGoran's reviews »
Bastion is one of the games on my person list of standout games in recent years. With a beautiful and unique visual style, an excellent and involving story, fantastic music and the beloved narrator, it is a real gem of a title.
There are "moral choices" though I say that with a caveat--there are only two, both at the end of the game, and they aren't "moral" in the sense of right and wrong. Both possibilities in each choice can probably have equally strong arguments, they simply give you a choice on what you want to do, and they're surprisingly impactful.
The gameplay, while not necessarily unique or revolutionary, is fast paced, moderately challenging, and fun. There is a solid selection of very unique weapons that are fully upgradeable, letting you experiment and create very different play styles.
The visuals never disappoint, the music is just beautiful, and the narrator is awesome--a great voice that really brings you into the experience, and very well written. It's a great hook for an already great game. Buy this now, if it appeals to you at all, and you won't regret it.