Bastion has a wonderful way of telling its story and really has to be experienced through your own play to be fully appreciated. Accompanied with great, atmospheric music it makes for a very memorable gaming experience. The combat is responsive and satisfying with great, "hit feel" and FX, and offers good customization. The shrine system provides a real challenge for even the most hardcore, by applying various penalties to the hero and buffs to the enemies. A great game with heaps of value.
Bastion is an amazing game, it's most known for a top-notch soundtrack coupled with a distinctive narrative that will remain for a very long time in your memory. The game offers very nice graphics, interesting design of levels and opponents. Gameplay can be tailored to your expectations - easy and simple or demanding, all depends if you want a challenge or just to have casual fun. Money well spent.
The artwork of this game is very beautiful. The narration is memorable and the story is well developed too. Really enjoyed a lot playing this game.
The game is stunningly gorgeous. The art style is absolutely phenomenal. The story, too, feels surprisingly deep as a result of the expertly paced narration, which you will genuinely look forward to hearing. Note: I say 'will' because you absolutely owe it to yourself to pick up this title. The combat feels responsive on mouse and keyboard, but it feels like it was optimised for a dual analog stick controller. Actually, the entire perspective feels as if it would be more manageable with a controller. For instance, it can be difficult to know how to manoeuvre yourself to not fall off the edges of the world - or, indeed, not roll right into the attack you were rolling away from. Aside from that, the 'lock on' function is tied to the shield, and I am personally not okay with that - even though it was never an actual problem, as it is never actually necessary to use the lock on. It can be occasionally annoying when fighting multiple opponents, however, as you cannot manoeuvre yourself to block an attack coming from the side easily. The game will easily last you through 2 playthroughs - likely more. It has enough unique ideas, and the combat is fun and responsive enough that you will never be bored, and you will always want to push forward in the game.
Bastion is easily one of the best Indie games in recent years. Vivid backdrops and colorful visuals are art in themselves. Levels come together right in front of your eyes, while your own personal narrator narrates your every action. Combat is fluid and varied, with many weapon configurations, making multiple play-throughs a must. Only downside ? character sometimes falls through what should be solid ground. But the best part of the game is its surprisingly deep and emotional story. Bastion is a good book with bright pictures, and it will make you think.
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