Conclusion: If you haven’t already purchased Bastion, then you’re certainly missing out. This is a high-quality game, which demands that every lover of quality video games gives it a chance. Although it has a couple of minor issues, this relatively lengthy and high quality downloadable game is a home run in digital form. Don’t pass it up, or else you’ll miss out on one of the best experiences of the year and, perhaps one of the best of this generation.
Excerpt: "Kid gets up, sets off for the Bastion." These words spoken by the gruff-voiced narrator start my adventure in Bastion. As I make my way through the perilous world, a mellow acoustic track filling the background, the narrator makes quips about my progress. I grab my trusty hammer, and test its destructive power on an unfortunate pile of boxes near-by. "Kid just rages out for awhile", he says, voice full of sorrow.
Conclusion: Bastion is an example of how care, polish, and nuance can be applied to every aspect of a game. It illustrates how “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” has a lot more impact if the parts are spectacular to start with.
Excerpt: Despite the genre being around for decades, Bastion actually manages to do something new in not only the realm of action RPGs, but also RPGS as a whole by providing the player with constant narration. If you fall off the screen or slay a monster, you’ll hear about it. Items found in the world and major locales aren’t just explained via text, but with thorough narration that explains everything in a surprisingly organic manner.
Excerpt: Bastion begins when a sulky white-haired boy wakes up from a night’s sleep and notices that everything is gone: There’s the bedroom, then nothingness. The kid is your hero, aptly named The Kid, and you have to decide what to do next. Naturally, you walk right out the door, because what else is there? As you step into the void, a path rises out of the aether and forms under your feet.
Excerpt: Question: in all your years of gaming, have you ever said to yourself, “You know what's really missing from the interactive experience? A voice that describes everything I do.” No? Me neither. Well despite the near universal non-demand for such a thing, developer SuperGiant Games figured the making of it was unavoidable and thus we have Bastion , a new never-endingly narrated action RPG.
Excerpt: In the aftermath of an event known as the calamity, Bastion's world is in pretty poor shape. As the silent protagonist known as The Kid, you'll construct a safe haven in the middle of the void by fighting monsters and retrieving cores which allow you to piece together a small chunk of land to call your own.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The 2 nd half of 2011 is looking to be a pretty crowded time for video game releases. The release list is huge and is filled with lots of compelling titles which makes it extremely hard to choose which ones to buy. If there is one title that should not be missed as part of this year’s release lineup it’s definitely Bastion.