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4.63 stars 4.63/5 Stars Average score of 49 user reviews spread across 16 releases and 2 DLC
Few games pull off all areas of production so flawlessly as Supergiant's masterpiece, Bastion. From the art-design to the soundtrack to the gameplay everything is incredibly well executed and leaves you craving more even after the credits roll. Even though the story can be completed in around 6 hours, the option of a New Game+ and score attack mode will have you coming back. Aside from that, the incredible atmosphere and innovative storytelling will leave you wondering why other studios with muc...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
“Proper stories are supposed to start at the beginning. Ain’t so simple with this one.Here’s a kid who’s whole world got all twisted, leaving him on a rock in the sky.He gets up.Sets off for the Bastion where everyone agreed to go in case of trouble. Ground forms up under his feat, as it point the way, he don’t stop to wonder why…”Just imagine for a second - in a deep husky voice, somewhere between; old westerner and learned documentarian - your narrator. Your companion and loyal friend in a wor...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
It was with muted anticipation that I started Bastion. Previews showed something like a cross between Diablo and Zelda with a vaguely JRPG style look. I thought it would be an interesting time waster, and I quickly downloaded the demo and started it skeptical of laying $15 for a product. “Proper story’s supposed to start at the beginning. Ain’t so simple with this one. Now here’s a kid whose whole world got all twisted, leaving him stranded on a rock in the sky...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I’ve been struggling with my thoughts of Bastion for a few days now and it has me perplexed. I kept weighing up all the good points but felt that in some way there was something fundamentally wrong with the game that I couldn’t see, that it lacked some kind of raw element that made it more than just good, but I couldn’t pin it down. Finally, I think, after a few days distance to get perspective, I’ve cracked it.Bastion, created by Supergiant Games, is a top down third person action-adventure gam...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I would recommend not reading this review until you've completed the game, since any spoilers would significantly worsen your experience of this game. So, Bastion, it's my Game of the Year 2011, for many reasons. If I had to classify Bastion in a genre, it would be an ARPG, but it is far more than that, it is a story-driven ARPG, with a wonderful art style, and a wonderful gimmick (it IS a gimmick), of a narrator who sounds like Frank Zappa, telling the story of the game's protagonist, the Ki...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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