"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 engrossing experienceBTerran | May 14, 2013 | See all BTerran's reviews »
The gameplay for Bastion is easy to understand, but gets complex as you go on without ever becoming confusing. From start to finish, there's always a new weapon or move to keep things fresh despite its hack-and-slash roots.
That said, it's the presentation and story that set this game apart. Bastion's world literally grows as you move and the environments are both varied and appealing to look at.
The narrator keeps things the story going as you progress, giving your journey an epic feel. The story itself isn't up to par with longer games, but what's there is interesting and leaves an impact.
Even if you don't like Indie games, Bastion is one worth trying.
A Great GameOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | See all Onefatcow's reviews »
You owe it to yourself to buy this game, it really is a good deal for the price. The graphics are amazing, the hand-painted effect on the world makes it seem like you could jump into it. The gameplay is also great, though it seems deceptively simple at a glance. The idea of the floating city is implemented beautifully, and it shows just how great a game can be if it is not rushed. The only things you could say this game suffers from would be: a character that looks nowhere near as good as the backdrop, and it can be a bit repetitive to wade through enemies. All in all though Supergiant Games has created a masterful indie title.
One of my all time favoritesPixelKnight | April 30, 2013 | See all PixelKnight's reviews »
Bastion is near flawless in almost every category. The combat is fast paced and fun, the music is fantastic, the narrator can evoke any emotion just by the way he speaks, the art style is beautiful and colorful, and the environments are varied and well designed. Don't expect a review picking out every little detail of the game, this is just me venting my feelings about one of my favorite games of all time.
Amazing Indie RPGmassi2323 | April 28, 2013 | See all massi2323's reviews »
I haven't played many action RPGs and I'm just starting to get into the genre and this game along with torchlight 2 have made me love action RPGs. The graphics are nice and vibrant and seem to almost pop out of the screen as if the Bastion was a real place. The combat system is simple, especially if you have an Xbox 360 controller, though to be fair, I haven't tried the mouse and keyboard configuration yet. The story is brilliant and leads you brilliantly into a choice that I spent a lot of time debating simply because the rest of the game had set up the story so well that it felt like it was always making the right choice for me and all of a sudden I had to choose. The reactive narration by Logan Cunningham is absolutely amazing and lends itself perfectly to this game. The proof that this game is so amazing is that I've bought it for both my PC and my iPad.
Kid, you're gonna wanna play this.Joeru | April 25, 2013 | See all Joeru's reviews »
The love child of indie game developer Supergiant games and their publisher Warner Bros is a beautifully crafted masterpiece, this may seem like flattery but until you step into this beautifully hand painted world you won’t understand the magnificence portrayed by this title. Beautiful artwork aside Bastion has an engaging story which is quite enigmatic with as many twists as a trashy detective novel. A world in ruins a result of the calamity, how did it happen? Can you restore the world to its former glory? The music work is also quite impressive, whilst inconspicuous at times plays an important role, lending to the overall ambiance of the game but also working well into the game play building up and intensifying as the action progresses. The coup de grace however has to be the narration work, the narrator tells the story of “The Kid” detailing everything he does from breaking stuff, to killing monsters, to just standing still. The quality of the voice acting combined with the dynamic narration creates something truly special. Whilst each of these features are great in its own right, the way in which these elements are executed together is what makes this title a real masterpiece. As with everything in life nothing is perfect and Bastion for all its style and flair does have some faults. First and foremost would be the range of enemies, this is the same problem I have with the Borderlands series and it is the lack of variety of enemies, re-skinning a model or changing its size is not good enough and this laziness is no longer acceptable. Secondly the skill set is pretty dry, whilst there are quite a few options here, many of the skills feel useless and you will end up using the same handful of spells throughout the game. Lastly is the Bastion itself, I felt this was a great concept that worked well in many respects however the execution seemed a little lack-luster. Seemed like a lot of work for such little reward, they made the world so beautiful but the area in which you spend the most time is mediocre at best.