So back around the game of the year deliberations i was really, really annoyed with the Giant Bomb guys because I felt like the site was becoming a Bastion advertisement. I was also annoyed because the guys are friends with SuperGiant and it seemed biased when they gushed over how good Bastion supposedly is.
Well, i played Bastion for the first time this past week. I got chills like the first time i played Metal Gear Solid as a 12 year old. Trust me when i say if you haven't played Bastion go do it, because it really is that good. The gameplay is deep, but what really got me is the sound design. The music and narration flow together so well i don't really see how anything in 2011 could be considered better (sorry, Portal 2). If you've been on the fence about Bastion, go play the demo on steam and see if that convinces you.
I went from skeptic to believer in a matter on 30 minutes.