"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
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.
Amazing game. Story mode takes about 9-10 hours. For this price, the game is an absolute steal. The art is colourful and fluid; the music is catchy and creates a relaxing ambience. The difficulty is quite easy, but the game gives you the option to make enemies stronger, which is another benefit. There is also a New Game Plus mode after finishing the story, letting you continue the journey and become stronger.
All stories start at the beginning. Ain't so simple with this one. Boy wandered for a while... Videogame was beautiful for one. Caelondians really have a way with art, he thought, then heard a girl humming in the distance. He took her to the Bastion, where everyone had agreed to meet in case of trouble. Old man was right, the calamity was no accident. Boy had a mission now, a purpose. Go ahead boy, show us what you got.
FIrst of all, take your headphones, and use them. This game has a beautiful soundtrack, and you can't miss a single pieces of it.The graphics are awesome too, even if it is isometric style. Bastion it's an RPG that is very funny to play, and if you played darksouls, the story is told in the same way.. witout telling it. This game won't disappoint you, give it a try
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