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Bastion

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User Reviews

Nice breath of fresh air Windows Baxter Arnett (15)
Thank you, Humble Indie Bundle. Windows Pixelspeech (953)

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Windows 24 3.8
Xbox 360 2 4.4
Combined MobyScore 27 3.8


The Press Says

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100
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
Bastion has raised my expectations further than ever before for Indie developers and I'm anxious to see who else step up to the plate. It gave me a feeling of true satisfaction that I have long to feel from an Indie title and even goes so far as to be comparable to full $60 games.
100
WindowsGameZebo
It’s a rare game that gets every element absolutely right. It’s also a rare game that truly engages me in its story. Bastion had me in the palm of its hand from the moment it started and I could not put it down. When I wasn’t playing it, I was thinking about playing it. The game raises questions that you’ll be thinking about and discussing with your friends for weeks on end. All this from a tiny team that poured all of themselves into these characters, this world and every element that comes together to form Bastion. Supergiant Games gave us what is not only one of the best games of this year, but one of the best I’ve played in a long time.
100
Xbox 360Splitkick
The game fulfilled that promise brilliantly, and wraps up as well as could be wished. Bastion is, in the end, a game with more heart than gamers are used to finding anymore. It is a deeply rewarding and enriching story, told in one of the most compelling ways imaginable, and is a shining example of what videogames can bring to the art of storytelling.
94
WindowsMana Pool
It’s fresh and original, and above all it’s unpretentious and subtle. You must put down all other games and play it immediately. Did I mention this is Supergiant Games first title? Here’s to their future.
93
WindowsGame Chronicles
Bastion is one of the most original titles I’ve played in quite some time. From the charming graphics to the smooth vibes of the narrator perfectly blended with a magical soundtrack, and the 10-12 hours of action-packed exploration and combat, Bastion is like kicking back with your favorite interactive storybook. And with so many ways to customize the various parts of the game, as well as the clever difficulty vs. reward modifiers (idols) and the New Game Plus mode, you might find yourself playing Bastion for a long time to come.
93
WindowsGamingIllustrated.com
With that said, Bastion is one of those games that you won’t be able to put down if you like this genre of game at all. The more the world unravels itself to you, the more you will want to play. Bastion is available on nearly all platforms, including all the major ones, so if this game sounds at all fun, pick it up and have a go – you won’t regret it.
92
WindowsRPGFan
Although I truly believe that Bastion could have doubled its length in terms of gameplay, I'm glad that the story didn't risk imploding on itself. Don't let anyone tell you this is a Diablo clone – that would cheapen Bastion; it needs to be heard to be believed.
92
WindowsPC Gamer
A charming hack-and-slash RPG, with an excellent soundtrack, great colouring, and a superb narration gimmick.
90
WindowsLegendra
Quand tout le monde s'agite autour des éléphants en attendant qu'ils bougent ne serait-ce qu'un peu, on en oublierait presque que des milliers de fourmis s'affairent sous leurs pattes et assurent le spectacle. Et ce spectacle, Bastion l'assure, sourcillant à peine de côtoyer les grosses productions AAA qui s'enchainent et s’essoufflent, en assurant avec brio un rôle que ces dernières oublient parfois : divertir. Une perle qui fait indéniablement partie de la crème de la scène indie, qui ne révolutionnera sans doute pas le monde du jeu vidéo ni même la catégorie dans laquelle il boxe, mais qui permet le temps d'une courte balade - comptez 6 à 7h maximum pour le finir une première fois - de découvrir un soft doté d'une belle âme, chose qu'on ne voit plus vraiment aujourd'hui.
90
WindowsGamers.at
Bastion ist für mich definitiv das Indie-Spiel des Jahres. Ich hatte schon lange nicht mehr so viel Spaß mit einem Titel, von dem ich mir eigentlich gar nichts erwartet habe. Für gerade mal 14 Euro bekommt ihr zehn wirklich tolle Stunden Gameplay mit sehr viel Wiederspielwert geboten. Darum kann ich nur eine absolute Kaufempfehlung aussprechen.
90
iPadIGN
Bastion on iPad features all the same surreal artwork, frantic battling and clever dialogue found in its original console & PC release, with the added bonus of streamlined touch-powered controls. It is as solid as iOS ports come.
90
WindowsThunderbolt Games
It’s proof that good ideas aren’t always grand ideas, and it never lets its story get in between the player and the action. Instead, it weaves them together at the same time, making a simple story and a simple game feel like so much more.
90
Xbox 360Calm Down Tom
Bastion is a fantastic game. To stand at the forefront of this summer’s amazing line up of Indie games is an achievement in of itself. The game will be well regarded and remembered for many years to come. So for 1200 (Moon Money) Microsoft Points I have no qualms in declaring the game a must have.
90
WindowsCheat Happens
Lately game developers have been very interested in our need for nostalgia, but where Bastion differs is that it uses that nostalgia factor as simply a starting point, and takes its ideas in a million directions after. From its addicting hack and slash gameplay to the gorgeous visuals and cool narrator, Bastion is as unique as they come, and you're going to want to check it out - your gaming library deserves it.
90
WindowsMMGN
Bastion provides an unforgettable experience that uses art and music to create a magical and wondrous experience. With deep and varied combat mechanics, and plenty of replay value Bastion is definitely one of the most enticing titles available this year, and would have to be in contention for game of the year. Supergiant and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a true gem in Bastion, a title that will continue to impress for quite some time.
90
Xbox 360IGN
When I beat Bastion for the first time, I reloaded my save and played through for the second ending. When that was done, I started my new game plus. I'm not the repeat type of gamer, but Bastion's leveling, weapon upgrades, and difficulty tweaks are just too gosh-darn addictive. The story could've been better, but it doesn't matter. This game is amazing and you owe it to yourself to download it.
90
WindowsIGN
When I beat Bastion for the first time, I reloaded my save and played through for the second ending. When that was done, I started my new game plus. I'm not the repeat type of gamer, but Bastion's leveling, weapon upgrades, and difficulty tweaks are just too gosh-darn addictive. The story could've been better, but it doesn't matter. This game is amazing and you owe it to yourself to download it.
90
WindowsIronhammers
You don’t have much of a choice to not finish his story once you do stand up. The only way to fully create your own story, I suppose, is to stand up from your seat and leave the characters of Bastion in suspended animation. It’s a sign of the excellent writing and engaging gameplay that you want to explore each possible ending, no matter if any or all of them rub you the wrong way. While it certainly sticks to its story, it invites you to resist it, to read the text of the game in different and discursive ways. But, after all, isn’t this where good stories are made, in the faults and cracks that open into memory? “The past,” the narrator sighs at one point, “the only good thing to come out of the past is history.”
89
Windows3D Juegos
Bastion puede parecer un videojuego muy sencillo, y de hecho en algunos aspectos lo es, pero también es una nueva demostración del maravilloso estado de forma que atraviesan los videojuegos descargables en cuanto a la diversión que proporcionan. Un Action-RPG de la vieja escuela que hará las delicias de los fans de la acción y también de los aficionados a las aventuras más vistosas y genuinamente narradas.
87
WindowsComputerGames.ro
Even if Bastion is short (just a few hours, depending on how many challenges you’re keen on passing with a gold medal rating) it’s one of the few games in which the New Game+ (rewinding the whole adventure but keeping the endgame resources) was just as much fun as the first playthrough. The content might be identical, but you’ve probably missed out on a few platforms the first time around, so you’ll have the opportunity of discovering them and testing out your untapped weapons as well.
85
Xbox 360GameSpot
The world of Bastion is brought to life with some truly exceptional hand-painted environments. Every stylish bit of scenery is filled with tiny touches that add to the game's fairytale vibe. While the world may be filled with color, its muted tones help underscore a somber tale that grows darker and darker as you progress. It's a wonderfully crafted adventure that presents a fun and focused challenge you can customize in all sorts of ways. Once you finish, a new game-plus feature opens up that lets you carry over all your weapons and experience from the previous game. Even though it may be the end of the world in Bastion, it's still an amazingly good time.
85
WindowsGameSpot
The world of Bastion is brought to life with some truly exceptional hand-painted environments. Every stylish bit of scenery is filled with tiny touches that add to the game's fairytale vibe. While the world may be filled with color, its muted tones help underscore a somber tale that grows darker and darker as you progress. It's a wonderfully crafted adventure that presents a fun and focused challenge you can customize in all sorts of ways. Once you finish, a new game-plus feature opens up that lets you carry over all your weapons and experience from the previous game. The sweet-talking turrets from Portal even make an appearance your second time through as a secret technique--much to the narrator’s bewilderment. Even though it may be the end of the world in Bastion, it's still an amazingly good time.
84
Xbox 360PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Bastion is het spelequivalent van een Russische literaire klassieker: zware kost op zo'n schitterende manier gebracht dat het uiterst verteerbaar wordt, maar daarom niet minder triest.
83
WindowsActionTrip
In spite of some shortcomings, Bastion entertained me from start to finish. It's a highly polished, bug-free bundle of fun and at $15, it's a steal. Kudos to Supergiant Games.
82
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
In gewisser Weise bin ich froh, dass Bastion keine deutsche Sprachausgabe besitzt: Der wunderbar bärbeißige Erzähler hätte in der Übersetzung viel von seinem Charme verloren. Sein unaufdringlicher Kommentar begleitet ein Spiel, das wie ein prachtvolles Gemälde die Sinne berauscht und einen tief eintauchen lässt in diese ferne Welt mit all ihren Gefahren und Wundern. Die eigentliche Geschichte erfüllt zwar trotz philosophischer Ansätze nicht ganz die Erwartungen, welche die großartige Atmosphäre weckt. Doch allein wegen der unvergleichlichen Stimmung und des flotten Monstergekloppes ist Bastion sein Geld wert.
82
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Machen wir’s kurz: Kampfsystem, spielerische Abwechslung, Soundtrack, Optik, Spielumfang - das alles befindet sich bei diesem Indie-Spiel auf einem hohen Niveau. Bastion demonstriert vorbildlich, dass auch kleine Entwickler mit begrenztem Budget runde, abwechslungs- und umfangreiche Spiele abliefern können, die trotzdem immer noch ungewöhnlich sind. Das verdient Respekt und einen Kauf durch jeden, der sich auch nur ansatzweise für die Spielmechanik interessiert und sich mit dem eigenwilligen Grafikstil anfreunden kann. Für 14 Euro ist diese Indie-Perle fast schon geschenkt.
80
WindowsGameSpy
I suppose it's a good gripe to have, but I want more: Bastion is a game you can easily polish off in a day or two, without much in the way of side activities to keep you busy. Given that it's a small indie game -- not some sprawling 40-hour RPG -- I can't rightly complain too much. It's fun while it lasts, and I can't wait to see what other cool narrative ideas Supergiant Games comes up with for future games.
80
Xbox 360Console Obsession
Bastion may not have the complexity or breadth of many other RPGs, but in this case that isn’t a bad thing. Its core facets are all executed with efficiency and the result is a personality laden, mechanically sound debut for Supergiant games. This is a game that may not be particularly progressive on a mechanical level, though its narrative is told (literally) in a genuinely refreshing way, further compounding the fact that videogames are as well suited as a storytelling device as any other form of entertainment, and also very much has its own advantages of doing such.
80
Windowsnewbreview.com
Bastion has a great story to tell, and it tells it in a way only a videogame can. Affecting and thought provoking, and also a damn well executed action RPG. Bastion is a standout first effort from Supergiant Games, and we look forward to hearing about their future plans.
80
Xbox 360newbreview.com
Bastion has a great story to tell, and it tells it in a way only a videogame can. Affecting and thought provoking, and also a damn well executed action RPG. Bastion is a standout first effort from Supergiant Games, and we look forward to hearing about their future plans.
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Accessible et novateur, agréablement réalisé, Bastion fait partie de ces nouveaux jeux de rôle orientés action qui enchantent les amateurs du genre depuis quelques années sur le Xbox Live Arcade. Que ce soit pour son design coloré, sa narration en temps réel ou ses mécanismes de jeux efficaces, on aura tous une bonne raison de télécharger ce titre très rafraîchissant.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Accessible et novateur, agréablement réalisé, Bastion fait partie de ces nouveaux jeux de rôle orientés action qui enchantent les amateurs du genre depuis quelques années sur les plates-formes de téléchargement. Que ce soit pour son design coloré, sa narration en temps réel ou ses mécanismes de jeux efficaces, on aura tous une bonne raison de télécharger ce titre très rafraîchissant.
75
WindowsEveryeye.it
E’ un titolo che si pone a metà strada tra i gusti dei giocatori console, più inclini all’azione, e quelli classici dell’utenza PC, sempre in cerca di titoli con profondi elementi ruolistici, rappresentando un buona esperienza per entrambi, senza però rivoluzionare o segnare nuovi traguardi.
75
Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Those willing to explore and look past the heavy-handed story will find that Bastion is a safe place to put their money into, and that Supergiant Games should be looked out for.
70
Xbox 360Gamekult
Le premier jeu de Supergiant Games ouvre le Summer of Arcade de fort belle manière, avec son univers chatoyant, ses graphismes 2D absolument superbes, et son gameplay agréable et classique, chamboulé par deux ou trois bonnes idées. Un Action-RPG qui tente de sortir des sentiers battus avec son narrateur omniprésent, tentative culottée d'impliquer le joueur à chacune de ses actions qui n'aura évidemment pas que des fans, vu la tendance du monsieur à ne jamais rester silencieux. Peut-être un peu trop premier degré pour son propre bien, avec une volonté de passer un message qui empiète parfois sur le simple plaisir de fracasser du monstre pour amasser items et XP, Bastion reste toutefois une bonne surprise, un jeu attachant, joli, et plus riche qu'il n'y paraît de prime abord avec ses défis, ses divinités rancunières et son mode New Game + qui titilleront les amateurs de challenge.
60
LinuxSoftpedia
To loosely quote every villain from Scooby Doo, if it weren’t for the damned controls, it would have been a lot better. I really wanted to love it and I know I could have enjoyed it a lot more, but the controls were a bummer. Bastion is fun and witty, but we have to look at it as a stepping stone for something better in the future.