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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
Amazing, Beautiful, just a Must HaveDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
I enjoyed Bastion a lot. The narrative story can give you the chills and excitement of searching for each shard in each unique zone. The art style is beautiful too. You won't be able to take your eyes off each animation because of how interactive each artwork is. The combat style is fun too and challenging. Your loadout is a bit limited to 3 specific weapons at a time but each weapon is customizable using mods and combinations. The game also lets you customize your difficulty to your liking using the idol system. New Game + is a nice challenge too if you're up to it. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a good and decent length game to enjoy.
A complete indie gamematheusnovais | July 14, 2014 | See all matheusnovais's reviews »
Bastion is a great game which sees in each aspect. First of all, the soundtrack is amazing, with beautiful songs. The gameplay and controls are alright. The difficult can be adjusted through the tokens, that increase enemy's stats and give more xp and money as reward. But the narrator, ah, that voice is incredible. It act your moves and give thrill to the game. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, that voice is present every single time motivating your gameplay. Bastion is an all-around game and a must-play.
Must own it!Nova4 | June 30, 2014 | See all Nova4's reviews »
Do you ever had heard about the legend of the Kid and how he survived the Big Disaster and singlehandle it rebuilted the Bastion? ...Same on you! This is one of the best stories ever seen in a video game! and for only 15 dollars! That is a steal! (Less if you buy during a sale)
The gameplay of Bastion is some kind of asymmetric RPG, with some touches of asymmetric shooter, but the game is hard to start, it's just practice and be the God of the game, the good thing is you can adjust the difficulty of the game anytime and recompenzan you for this.
The art style of this game soooo is beautiful, this game is just surreal and I love it for that.
It's story and narration is what really impressed me, many AAA games could learn a lot about how to present and narrate a story's... and the plot twist... oh man! Is so inespected! Seriously, it is very good.
I give Bastion a 9/10, the only bad thing I found you is that is very short and sometimes kill you without giving you a chance to react, but it is not the rule of the game, this is a unique experience in the world of video games and recommended that you do not miss it.
Great Indie TitleTCass29 | June 24, 2014 | See all TCass29's reviews »
Bastion by Supergiant games is absolutely amazing. The narrator is incredible, it has lore and story that'll stick with you, and it gives you a lot of freedom as far as how you want to play the game. New Game + as well as "idols" you can invoke ramp up the difficulty for your second time through...and you'll want to play a second time through.
Great soundtrack Great gameplay Great narration Great game
One of a kind and full of surprisesunivarn | June 11, 2014 | See all univarn's reviews »
For all its wonder and awe inducing moments Bastion basically boils down to a one of a kind story telling experience that feels more dynamic than it ever has any right to be.
Right off the bat the narration tells you this game is going to be nothing like anything you have ever experienced. The smoothness of the voiceover mixed in with the dreamlike nature of the visuals creates a sense of total immersion into this sometimes confusing and complicated world.
The combat system is simple at first - just a whack a mole style - that evolves as the enemies do. Before long you find yourself hastily trying to create unique combos between your weapons to maximize your damage giving, and taking capabilities, as well as balance your defense and offense. If at first you are not taken with the world, you soon will be.
My one complaint with the game is that it sometimes feels a little rushed at points. The need for them to tell their story while keeping you entertained with high speed action means you'll find yourself saying "wait, what just happened?" more than once... and right up until the end. But even then you'll never feel like you're just killing time by taking unnecessary quests. Stripped to the bare bones this game has everything you need with little fluff... even if by the time it comes to an end you wish it had more.