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  • Release: 20.07.2011
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Über das Spiel

Bastion ist ein actiongeladenes Rollenspielerlebnis, das das Storytelling in Videospielen neu definiert - mit einem Erzähler, der jede deiner Bewegungen verfolgt. Erkunde über 40 spannende, handgemalte Umgebungen und entdecke die Geheimnisse der Katastrophe, die die Welt auf rätselhafte Weise in Stücke gerissen hat. Nutze ein Waffenlager voller aufrüstbarer Waffen, um finstere, perfekt an ihre neue Umgebung angepasste Kreaturen zu bekämpfen.

Features:
  • Atemberaubende, handgezeichnete Kunstwerke in voller 1080p-Auflösung
  • Von Kritikern gelobte Hintergundmusik
  • Eine, über mehrere Stunden angelegte, interaktiv erzählte Geschichte
  • Actiongeladene Kämpfe, die überlegtes Handeln belohnen
  • Speziell auf den PC zugeschnittene Steuerung und Gamepad-Unterstützung
  • Über 10 einzigartige, aufrüstbare Waffen
  • 6 gewaltige Bastion-Strukturen, die darauf warten, erforscht zu werden
  • Neuer New Game Plus-Modus, der nach der Hauptgeschichte verfügbar ist

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  • LANG: Englisch , Deutsch
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Verfasst: 09.03.20 11:52
[h1]Review zu Bastion[/h1]

Bastion hatte ich schon seit Ewigkeiten auf meiner Wunschliste. Immer mal wieder ist das Spiel mir bei größeren Steamsales aufgefallen. Hauptsächlich deshalb, weil es dann meistens im Schnitt für 3€ erhältlich war. Allerdings habe ich mich nie dazu durch gerungen es mir letztendlich doch zu kaufen. Ein anderes Spiel mit ähnlichem Fall war Dust: An Elysian Tail. Ich war damals von diesem doch eher spontanen Kauf positiv überrascht und habe vor dem Kauf von Bastion gehofft das Gleiche wieder zu schaffen. Habe ich also mit Bastion für mich einen Überraschungshit gefunden?
Nein, eher nicht.
Mein erster negativer Eindruck war schon, als das Spiel meinen Xbox 360-Controller nicht entdeckt hatte. Zumindest teilweise nicht. Bestätigen und Zurück konnte ich tätigen, nicht aber navigieren... Also habe ich es dann gelassen und mit Maus&Tastatur gespielt. Diese Art der Steuerung hat etwas Eingewöhnungszeit benötigt, war aber dann gegen Ende doch recht angenehm.
Mein größtes Problem mit Bastion ist die Art und Weise wie sich das Spiel präsentiert. Wenn man jetzt lediglich die Ästhetik des Spiels betrachtet und sich als potenzieller Käufer fragt wie sich die Musik dazu anhören würde, würde man definitiv nicht auf - sagen wir mal etwas - härtere Musik schließen. Das Gleiche gilt für den Erzähler dessen Stimme viel zu rauchig wirkte, um zur Ästhetik des Spiels zu passen. Es wird im allgemeinen alles auch viel schlimmer dargestellt, als... nun ja, dargestellt, weil die Ästhetik des Spiels recht kindlich wirkt (was definitiv nichts Verwerfliches ist, es nur leider an mancher Stelle fehl am Platz war) Anders gesagt: Wenn der Erzähler von einer rauen Gegend spricht, man aber Farbenvielfalt pur sieht, so wirkt das unglaubwürdig. Eine raue Gegend sieht für mich anders aus.
Für mich persönlich war das ein großer Stimmungskiller. Anfangs jedenfalls.
Irgendwann nahm dann die Geschichte an Fahrt auf, wenn dann neue Charaktere hinzukommen und man weiter und weiter spielt. Alles schön und gut, aber dennoch habe ich immer diesen Stimmungskiller als faden Beigeschmack gehabt. Man sagt ja schließlich nicht umsonst, dass der erste Eindruck der wichtigste ist. Das gilt auch für Videospiele.
Andere Spieler werden wahrscheinlich nicht ihren Fokus daraufgelegt haben. Ich allerdings schon. Weshalb ich das Spiel generell nicht so gut fand, wie manch anderer.

Kommen wir für die Schnellen unter uns einfach mal zur Pro-Contra-Liste:

Pro:

+ Die gemalte Ästhetik ist wunderschön. Richtig farbenfroh mit vielen Farben und Formen zugleich auf dem Bildschirm
+ Der Cursor (bei der Steuerung mit Maus&Tastatur) hat interessanterweise einen Schatten. Ich fand das irgendwie faszinierend und wollte es nur mal erwähnt sehen
+ Kontern macht sehr viel Spaß, sofern es mal gelingt (was nicht schwer zu meistern ist)
+ Einige Waffen fand ich recht spaßig zu benutzen
+ Fesselnde Geschichte, die allerdings bei mir etwas gebraucht hat, um in Fahrt zu kommen
+ Viele Gegner verlangen ein Umdenken der eigenen Spielweise, wenn auch nur geringfügig
+ Mir gefiel es, dass der Level von oben herunterstürzt und sich so quasi zusammenbaut
+ Cutscenes sind wunderschön gemalt

Contra:

- Das Spiel erkennt meinen Xbox 360-Controller nicht einwandfrei
- Es gibt SEHR viele Übersetzungsfehler!
- Die Flugbahn der eigenen abfeuerbaren Projektile ergeben irgendwie keinen Sinn. Es sieht so aus, als würde ich einen Gegner treffen können, doch dem ist irgendwie nicht der Fall

Prontra:

+- Das Intro mit den Firmenlogos lässt sich nicht vorspulen
+- Die Erzählerstimme hätte mir mehr gefallen, wenn sie etwas märchenhafter gewesen wäre
+- Content abseits der Hauptgeschichte war uninteressant und von mir kaum angerührt
+- Einige Gegner verschießen sehr kleine Projektile die schwer zu erkennen sind. Besonders in der Hitze des Gefechts

Bastion war nicht das Überraschungsmeisterwerk, das ich gerne gehabt hätte, ist dennoch aber noch ein gutes Spiel, wenn auch etwas kurz, besonders, wenn man Achievements und Nebenaktivitäten, so wie ich, auslässt. Kann gerne im Vollpreis gekauft werden, sofern man gewillt ist, alles im Spiel durchzuspielen. Ansonsten würde ich auf einen günstigen Sale warten. Immerhin gibt es das Spiel dann ja schon mal für rund 3€.

Ich danke fürs Lesen und wünsche sehr viel Spaß beim Spielen! ;-)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/107100/Bastion/
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Verfasst: 04.02.20 00:09
After getting all the achievements and finishing the game multiple times I feel responsible for leaving at least a review for this little masterpiece.

Pro:
- Amazing Soundtrack and music. (I even listen to it in my freetime)
- Unique and interestings characters
- Nice story
- Very nice and fitting art style
- Easy controls
- Gameplay

Contra:
- Can be too short if you want only one playthrough and don't care for achievements

If you still haven't played it, Bastion is totally worth it. In doubt just buy it on sale and get ultra value.
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Verfasst: 11.07.20 00:23
Bastion an sich ist schön gemacht aber was es wirklich derart einzigartig und bewegend macht ist die Musik und wie die Handlung erzählt wird. Die Musik ist so gut und wird derart genial eingesetzt um genau das richtige Gefühl, die richtige Stimmung in einem aus zu lösen. Dahingehend könnten sich viele Games ein Beispiel an Bastion nehmen da Musik so viel ausmacht um wirklich etwas im Spiel zu empfinden, was aber die meisten Games schlicht ignorieren. Bastion stellt beispielhaft zur Schau wie Musik in einem Spiel eingesetzt werden muss und wie man dies mit der Geschichte verknüpft.
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Verfasst: 06.11.20 20:47
Offensichtlich gehöre ich zu den wenigen Leuten, denen das Spiel keinen Spaß gemacht hat.
Die Geschichte fand ich langweilig, die monotone, melancholische Stimme des so sehr gelobten Erzählers hat mich bald genervt, Das Gameplay war uninspiriert, wobei ich ohnehin kein großer Fan von Achtion-RPGs bin. Nach 2 Stunden hatte ich das Gefühl, alles im Spiel gesehen zu haben.

Nach 4 Stunden habe ich ziemlich enttäuscht aufgehört und mich gefragt, warum Bastion so sehr geliebt wird.
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Verfasst: 06.01.21 16:25
Dieses Abenteuer-Beat'em'up-Spiel hat mir sehr sehr gut gefallen. Ich stehe total auf Fantasiespiele, bei dem es verschiedene starke Gegner gibt. Der Soundtrack war sehr gut und abwechslungsreich.
10/10
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Verfasst: 19.02.20 15:59
In my ongoing and likely futile effort to write a Steam review for every game in my library (#196 out of 555)... it's time for Bastion.

The first time I played Bastion, I was distinctly underwhelmed. The storytelling was not particularly engaging to me, and the novelty of the narrator reflecting on the players' actions quickly wore off. I was left with the impression that most of the critical acclaim was coming from people who simply hadn't played very many games, and hand't yet caught on to the narrative potential of the medium. Almost 10 years later, the opinion remains largely unchanged. Bastion is a solid ARPG that's a bit rough around the edges mechanically, despite a very high level of visual polish, and is much more focused on storytelling than is common for the genre, with an omnipresent narrator commenting on (very nearly) your every action.

All that said, I didn't find the story being told to be particularly engaging. Developer Supergiant Games seems to have a very particular narrative style, and it doesn't do much for me. It's fine, I suppose. Serviceable. But a bit long-winded and unsubtle, if that makes sense. More plot-driven than character-driven is the best way to put it, I think, and I've always preferred character-driven stories. The various twists and turns also tend to be pretty heavily telegraphed, which lessens the eventual impact.

The game itself, like Supergiant's other offerings, is very competently constructed. But the main draw here isn't the game itself, exactly, but rather the experience of playing it. If you divorce the gameplay from the story, there's really nothing special or memorable here. In other words, it's a game worth playing once, but not worth revisiting, unless you want to reread the book, so to speak.

Note: also played on Nintendo Xbox 2 and Nintendo Switch.
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Verfasst: 28.12.19 17:53
This is probably one the most iconic videogames from this decade in terms of its aesthetic and rightfully so. It presents itself as a brawler with an intereseting world in a visually and musically engaing world. Seriously though, the soundtrack is well worth obtaining. I lost count of the number of times I had it as background music qhile doing something else. Plus, as the story ends I believe I recommend finishing the main story at least once.
My only gripe with it would be the difficulty of some of its achievements, since I spent way to much time on a particular one. However, that could also be my lack of expertise, who knows. Either way, game's cool, no wonder it put its developers on the map.
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Verfasst: 07.01.20 09:58
this game smells like chamomile tea and tastes like strawberries on a summer evening and sounds like cicadas chirping but on an acid trip that has legitimate replayability and difficulty epic game for epic gamers
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Verfasst: 21.12.19 11:25
There are so few games out there that will completely blow you away and leave you in a state of shock. I had heard about this game and I know I'm late, but I went into the game not knowing what to expect. Holy moly. I couldn't put my controller down. I finished the game in a day (which is completely doable hehe) and sat in silence during the credits. The play style, story, art, and music all synergistically created an actual perfect experience. I doubt that I will encounter as many gaming experiences as I did with this game. 10000/10.
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Captured my attention for a while, I guess
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Verfasst: 17.01.20 01:16
Story and soundtrack are talked about enough, so I'll discuss gameplay. Bastion is a linear, but highly replayable action RPG. Super customizable loadouts mean that the game can be adapted to any playstyle too. All about fast attacks? Hit your enemies with the machete and dual pistols. Prefer some reach? This game comes with a wide selection. What about up close and slow? All ranged? Yes and yes. Once you have general loadouts suited to your liking, you can monkey around with whether you want armor piercing abilities, high damage, quick ammo recharge, or even whether you want some weapons to function better as melee or as thrown. What about challenge? Yep, the game can deliver there too if you'd like. If you play games for the story, read any other review and they will tell you that Bastion is for you. If you think the story is just the icing on the cake for fun gameplay, then I'm telling you that Bastion is for you. It's enjoyable, highly customizable, and it practically runs on anything. Highly recommended.
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Verfasst: 04.04.20 05:33
Words can not describe the love I have for this game.

The music, the game play, the storyline, the stunning artwork it all fits together for one the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had.

Do yourself a favour play this game!
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Great story and soundtrack.
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Verfasst: 08.04.20 19:37
Simply said tedious, the game gets extremely easy after a few upgrade
The soundtrack is good and the combat is fine but overall lacks anything to get the player really involved
Parrying is a joke, requires you to block at the end of the windup and not during the actual attack frames

Play Transistor instead
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Verfasst: 23.04.20 04:15
The writing is great, the art is beautiful, the gameplay is fun. Supergiant Games really came out swinging with this one. It's one of my all time favorite games. Highly recommended.
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Great presentation. But it's too tiresome. I want more action and less grinding.
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A stress-busting sweetener, perfect for catharsis.
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Yeah, it's good
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Verfasst: 27.04.20 13:59
SGG has a knack for mixing isometric action with worldbuilding and art, and Bastion is no exception. The world is literally being built as you walk in it, meaning you don't see most threats until you get up close to them.
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very nice on phone
nice here
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Verfasst: 17.05.20 23:56
????Player Bases:
☐ Kids.
☑ Everyone.
☐ Mature.
☑ Casual Players.
☐ Pro players.

⛺Graphics:
☐ Potato.
☐ Bad.
☐ OK.
☐ Good.
☐ Beautiful.
☑ Masterpiece.

????Price:
☑ Full Price.
☐ Wait For Sale.
☐ Refund It If You Can.
☐ Don't Buy It.
☐ Free.

????Requirements:
☑ Minimum.
☐ Medium.
☐ Fast.
☐ Super Computer.

????Difficulty:
☐ Easy.
☑ Medium.
☑ Hard.
???? (Complete to Who Knows Where with Shrine Idols invoked)
☐ Very Hard.
☐ Death March.

⌛Game length:
☐ Really Short. ( 0 - 3 hours)
☐ Short. ( 3 - 8 hours)
☑ Medium. ( 8 - 16 hours)
???? 14h in normal mode
☑ Long. ( 16 - 25 hours)
???? 5h in new game plus (To complete the achievements)
      5h in Time Attack Mode (To get Hard Bargain achievement)
☐ Very Long ( 25 - 40 hours)
☐ Extremely Long (40+ hours)
☐ Endless

????Story:
☐ It Doesn't Have One.
☐ Horrible.
☐ Bad.
☐ Average.
☐ Good.
☑ Fantastic.
???? Great characters and amazing story!

????Cinematic/Art:
☐ It Doesn't Have.
☐ Horrible.
☐ Bad.
☐ Average.
☐ Good.
☑ Like Watching A Movie.
???? The art in Bastion is just fantastic, colorful and beautiful!

????Music/Sound:
☐ Horrible.
☐ Decent.
☐ Average.
☐ Good.
☑ Amazing.

????Gameplay:
☐ Terrible.
☐ Bad.
☐ Average.
☑ Good.
???? The game lets you smash/destroy everything on your path, you get to choose which weapons to use and you can also upgrade them. A good variety of foes, you will have to adapt accordingly. It also has lots of challenge to do!
☐ Fantastic.

????Bugs:
☐ Game Itself Is One Big BUG.
☐ Game Breaking Bugs.
☐ Lots of bugs.
☐ Few Bugs.
☑ Nothing.

????Final:
☐ Terrible.
☐ Bad.
☐ Average.
☐ Good.
☐ Great.
☑ Fantastic.

????Others:
Multiplayer: ☐
Singleplayer: ☑

????Final Score:
9/10
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Verfasst: 31.05.20 19:07
Shame it took me this long to play it. A game that lasts about 7-8 hours, but an experience that will stick with you a whole lot longer.
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Verfasst: 03.06.20 16:06
The first game I ever unironically called a classic, and holy damn is it quite the ride. It's rare I find games that have both massively fun gameplay AND a story that doesn't make me want to skip every voice line! This many years later and the ending still makes me cry until my eyes burn. I'm already so excited to play new game plus now that I've beaten the game again with seven idols on B)
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Verfasst: 04.06.20 00:29
Bastion is an indie action RPG with an isometric perspective that places the player in a scenario of destruction.

An agile combat system that requires a lot of skill from the player combines with a robust customization mode, creating a memorable experience, even in a relatively limited format.

Highlighting also for the details of the game, which offers a beautiful visual environment, a satisfying soundtrack and an engaging narrative (a complex and heavy story) with a unique narrator who will tell all events in a very creative and human way.

In conclusion, although Bastion is an excellent gaming experience overall, the game can become a little boring.

OVERALL SCORE: 6/10
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Verfasst: 26.05.20 01:25
yes
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Verfasst: 29.05.20 01:40
I do recommend, but with caveats.
The moment to moment gameplay is largely boring. It is very standard isometric hack and slash/ shooting. There is very little that was compelling to it.
But that's not why you play the game. You play it for its amazing art, outstanding soundtrack, unique way of telling its narrative, and the fact that you learn the main characters backstory by doing drugs. And if that is enough to hold your interest give it a shot.
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Verfasst: 27.05.20 18:47
I haven't played this game in years but I still sing the songs in the shower.
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Verfasst: 29.05.20 13:46
Bastion is an amazing RPG game with a surprising hardcore feel and unmatched narration that is yet to be topped to this day.

Combat - This game has amazingly smooth movement which is lucky because you are really going to need to master it if you want to have a nice time. The combat always feels fair and gives the player a sense of reward when they defeat even a small enemy. Saying this, the game rarely becomes overwhelming, only intense.

Level Design- IMO the levels have a very unique style and theme, while avoiding becoming repetitive and stale at any point The levels have such charm and give you the greatest feeling of exploration and discovery that you could possibly want. [spoiler] The game features 3 types of levels. -Ordinary Levels - Weapon Trials - Memories. These all feel very different from each other and allows some one like me (always change how i'm feeling with regards to what I want to do in a game) to always something that I want to do. [/spoiler]

Narration- Where do I even start with this game's narration.... Not only is his voice perfect for this game, his voice is reactive to what you do in game giving you the feeling that there is actually someone narrating your game play. It is just amazing. I would recommend this game purely on this dudes voice... even if the game play sucked..

Story- So for how much I want to be the guy who can sit and play a game for 1000 hours just for the story immersion, its just not me i'm afraid. This game does it perfect for someone like me. It makes a lot of the story discovery optional and even then it is fairly minimal. Most of the story is explained through narration as you are playing which means a speed junkie like me can experience the game at my own pace and not have to suffer not knowing what is going on because I don't to watch more cut scene than I play/

This game is Incredible. [spoiler] The only issue I had with the game was the ending. Only because it becomes somewhat of a side scroller which drags by the end and means that the game peaks at the penultimate level, rather than the final level which doesn't feel right. I was pleasantly surprised with the choice the game gives you at the end which was a nice touch of freedom for the player. [/spoiler]

Overall I would give this game a solid 9/10 and would definitely recommend it, full price and can just dream of a Bastion 2 in the near future.
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Verfasst: 31.05.20 23:32
Bastion has an interesting feel of western mixed with fantasy adventure. It's a rather unique game, in the way the world builds as you move, and the art of that world is fantastic. This game has me hooked and I will definitely be finishing it.
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Verfasst: 23.05.20 00:01
Honestly was kinda bored and had to force myself to finish it.
- Take my review with a grain of salt since I usually don't enjoy this style of game.
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Verfasst: 06.07.20 06:28
The soundtrack alone was and is already worth the money. The graphics are great and there's plenty to explore in terms of the story, definitely has replay worth imo just to get the whole story/think on some of the details as you go through it.

As a new person to playing games/casual player, this was pretty friendly in terms of game play. It took some time for me to get used to the controls and how the attacks worked, but still not hard to get through the levels even if fumbling (which I did a lot).

Will forever have a spot in my favorites. Especially the soundtrack.
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Verfasst: 03.07.20 23:41
I think not writing a review would not do justice to this game. So let me start why I like this game. First thing which got me attracted to the game is art. I mean the visuals. Myself having a drawing hobby i could not look away from the game. Second thing is the music. I did not know that this game has such great music (I always try to make my own mid on things.). That was it for me. It formed a combination like you have with beer and salted chips. I wont write about the story as it would spoil the experience for many people but one thing I could tell you that this was the second time I have had such a great experience in narration after HxH chimera saga (or I would like to think so). And the last thing I want to tell you that having a 2012 era potato laptop, recently I could not even run few games (for which I was really frustrated) in decent setting. But behold this game runs smoother that you could think of anything like. No FPS drops , clear combat system (only problem I think I faced with your cursor pointer and dashed aims not matching with each other for which i needed to get used to it). As the review suggests I think they are true and honest. This game is Overwhelmingly recommended.
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Verfasst: 02.07.20 17:02
short, but tight.
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Cool light game. There's quite a few weapons to play around with and customize.
Artsyle is great and the music is FKN AWESOME.
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Great visuals and music, unusual story-telling. Gameplay was hard at first, but later it became fun but still challenging.
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Short but sweet. A very charming game you can pick up on a weekend and finish before Monday.
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Verfasst: 03.07.20 15:09
It's Supergiant's first game, one that started it all. How does it hold up in 2020?

It's pretty neat. It set up all the gameplay functions that we can see in Supergiant's next games - the weapon upgrades, the player controlled difficulty system, the enemy types, the overwhelming amount of voice lines for just about any interaction, the wonderful artstyle and music that's specific to each game... It all works!
It creates a seamless experience that the player can tailor to his taste - make it easier, make it harder, pick any kind of weapon and individually upgrade it, all while the narrator comments on the protagonist's choices. If you want to complete some side challenges, they're there. If you want to just focus on the story, the game doesn't put the ending behind any kind of wall.

Suffice it to say, it was amazing 7.6 hours. And it only gets better from here when it comes to Supergiant.
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Possibly one of the best and most charming RPG's I've ever played.
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Consistently one of the most understandable combat systems in my library, with narration and music that make the experience immersive and beautiful. Even on playthrough....6? Hands down one of my favorite games ever played.
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Verfasst: 03.09.20 03:26
Great gameplay, great story, amazing soundtrack. About 4-6 hours of gameplay. I recommend this game for anyone, still worth playing in 2020.
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Verfasst: 31.08.20 20:21
Awes0me game, endless fun.
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Verfasst: 06.09.20 20:01
Fantastic game! Amazing artstyle, great and funny at times narrative, very easy to immerse yourself into the story and world thanks to it. Gameplay is great, lots of different weapons, and abilities you can mix up for different type of builds. Difficulty can be adjusted up to your liking, unlike most games though you don't really pick difficulty before game begins, there is easy and normal of course, but difficulty really comes from game itself actually. You find shrine in game fairly early on that allow you to add up to 10 interesting modifiers some more annoying than others, but overall nice for those who want extra challenge.

Soundtrack is one of the best I've heard, really fits the game levels and world, in fact probably one of the best things about the game!

I can't really say that there was anything I really disliked about the game, but that's just me, it didn't feel too grindy or stale at any point, it just kept getting better towards the end.

I'm just surprised I haven't played this before until now, if you've had it for a while like me, or plan on getting it, definitely give it a shot.

I'll give it 10/10
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It's so fun and it's so touching. It's kind of like playing a hack and slash with spaghetti western narration and really really good folk music. In a giant magic/steampunk game.
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The good kind of indie stuff. Not too long. Prefers quality over quantity.
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Verfasst: 14.09.20 20:02
Ótima gameplay, diversas armas e habilidades diferentes para se usar com passivas diferentes também, jogo bem desafiador e pra quem quer mais dificuldade pode utilizar dos shrines para fortalecer os inimigos ainda mais. A trilha sonora é perfeita, história linda e emocionante, vale muito a pena
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Verfasst: 30.08.20 11:43
Supergiant produced an masterpiece on their first attempt as a new indie studio which is an incredible feat. Bastion's story is about restoring your city after a calamity has struck it with an satisfying end to it. The gameplay is surprisingly addictive to the point that i even completed the optional weapon challenge levels which I generally skip in other games. The main character himself does not speak but the story is told through the narrator's (Rucks) perspective whom you meet in your journey. The voice acting of the narrator is one of the best i have ever heard in video games (He is low key the Morgan Freeman of video games) and the games is worth experiencing for his comments alone since he does so on every thing you do in-game. The music is top-notch which you will be familiar with if you have played any of the other games Supergiant have made. This is an indie classic and a must play for all indie game fans.
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Verfasst: 26.08.20 00:15
an amazing game with a wonderful narrator that grips your attention, a timeless story and heart wrenching. beautiful sound track too i can not recommend this game enough.
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I might not have many hours on this game atm, but that's mainly because my experience with this game was on another steam account owned by my cousin. I enjoyed the game so much, it's story was so well-defined. It wasn't until recently that I won a copy of this game in a chance giveaway. I'm really looking forward to playing this game through to completion once more.
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[H1]Introduction[/H1]
Bastion and I had a rocky history. I started playing it in 2012, but I had to restart from the beginning once, and abandon it mid-game at least twice for various reasons. The times when I wanted to resume playing, I either got distracted by new game titles or by games in my ever-growing backlog. So, you can imagine how foreign Bastion felt to me when I continued from where I left off 8 years ago. Yet, I’m glad I took the time to relearn it because this is one of the most satisfying video games I’ve played.

[H1]What the Game Did Well[/H1]
Bastion is simply superb. I’m still kicking myself for waiting this long to resume playing. I simply love its balanced gameplay, engaging writing, stunning graphics, and atmospheric soundtrack. Rarely do I feel games achieve excellence in these areas in equal measure, but this game certainly does.

GAMEPLAY
Bastion is a very accessible and well-balanced game. The learning and difficulty curves are reasonable, and the game makes sure you’d always what you need to complete a level. There’s a wide variety of weapons, each with different combination of speed, strength, and range, to choose from to cater to diverse playing styles. You can also equip swappable Spirits that grant ability-enhancing bonuses to offset any disadvantage you may have from your weapon loadout or skill level. You can tell that the developers didn’t design the game to frustrate players, but to challenge them enough that they’ll simply have fun.

While Bastion is easy to learn, it’s also hard to master. You won’t need to have full mastery to enjoy or complete it, but the developers have put in features to satisfy players who seek more challenges. There’re the optional Proving Grounds and alternate dimension skill testing areas for earning extra XPs, upgrades, and bonuses. Also built into the main story is the Shrine, where you can invoke Idols to boost enemies’ abilities, making the game even more difficult. In exchange, you’ll get to earn additional XPs and currency.

It’s a relief that Bastion doesn’t punish players if they just want to play the game for the story. There’s no need for mindless or frustrating grinding to level up. Just changing up your weapon loadout and equipped Spirits can significantly improve your chances in completing the occasional challenging levels.

WRITING/STORY
Although there’re many levels in Bastion, none of them are too long. The longer stages are broken into discrete, visually different, and manageable parts. While this certainly helps with pacing and sustaining interest, much of the latter can be attributed to the charming writing by Greg Kasavin. The mystery around the Calamity that destroyed Caelondia, and the purpose of the Bastion are slowly and thoughtfully unfolded. All the while, the game is narrated dynamically, as if the narrator is telling a tale of your adventures to an invisible audience.

It’s this dynamic narration that makes Bastion unique. It provides background information on places you visit, people you meet, and enemies you fight. Because of that, you truly feel like the star of the story because little things you do, such as changing your weapons mid-level, breaking random objects in your surroundings, and getting knocked around by enemies, get different commentaries. It’s to the designers’ credit that these narrations never feel forced or intrusive; they are perfect accompaniment to the action and quiet moments on screen.

At the same time, what makes the narration outstanding is the voice actor, Logan Cunningham. His performance is equally mysterious, comforting and imposing, adding to the enchanting yet enigmatic atmosphere. His voice is so synonymous with Bastion that it’s hard to imagine playing the game without hearing it.

GRAPHICS
The graphics in Bastion are gorgeous. Lead artist Jen Zee’s use of hard lines, bright colours, and watercolour painting style gives the game a mature fairytale aesthetics. Depending on the level, her art also conveys senses of wonder, foreboding, and isolation to great effect. It’s refreshing that Bastion is not set in Tolkien-esque locations or dark dungeons. The world of Bastion is a mix of fairytale fantasy and western, with a hint of steampunk. The art style and world design make this game stand out among its peers.

MUSIC
The music by composer Darren Korb is mesmerizing. It’s a mix of guitar country and blues, with touches of World music, strings and electronic here and there. This amalgamation of music genres fits the various elements and styles that inspired Bastion. It’s so good that I ended up getting the soundtrack, something I don’t do often.

[H1]What the Game Could Have Done Better[/H1]
In one early stage, some floor tiles would fall beneath you if you stayed on them for too long. For some reason, my character respawned right on the same spot where the floor tile had collapsed, resulting in an almost endless loop of falling and losing health. This only happened in this one level, and no other stages with similar collapsing floor. That was annoying considering how Bastion pretty much did everything else so well.

[H1]What the Game Did Poorly[/H1]
Nothing. Bastion is a near perfect game.

[H1]Final Thoughts[/H1]
I knew Bastion would be a great game given how much praise professional, amateur and casual game reviewers had given it. Everything about the game is so balanced, with no one aspect outshining the other. All elements work in such harmony with each other that Bastion is truly satisfying to play. It’s one of those rare games that is pleasing mechanically, narratively, visually and musically. I still can’t believe it took me 8 years to finally get back into and finishing Bastion. While it’s worth the wait, I won’t recommend you waiting as long as I did to (re)play it.
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Verfasst: 04.10.20 03:50
This isn't my type of game. I got it because it was on discount and it seemed pretty cool. But I just don't really like it that much. Why am I leaving a positive review? Because I can see that it is good, despite not playing much. Nice music, graphics, all around a good game. It's not my style, but I can see that it's a good game. I'm not going to give it a negative review just because it's not my kind of game.
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Verfasst: 01.10.20 23:55
Good game.
Best Dota 2 announcer.
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Verfasst: 27.09.20 01:29
I haven't played this game in a few years, but the memory of it still sticks with me. I still listen to the soundtrack on a regular basis and it brings me right back to this cute, beautiful, touching adventure.
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Verfasst: 17.10.20 12:39
Felt repetitive after a few hours. The story feels flat. and it felt exhausting to keep playing.

The audio is stunning. The painting-like design is beautiful. And the mechanics are quick and responsive.
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Verfasst: 28.09.20 20:22
Absolute master piece. I love this game so much I didn't ever want it to end. But having it end, I can always play New Game Plus. I'd definitely advise anyone to try it out. Very addictive. Excelent art, OST and gameplay. 10/10
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SHORT CUTE FUN
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Verfasst: 06.10.20 02:43
Beautiful indie game.

As expected from Supergiant Games, they do not disappoint.
I loved Transistor but Bastion blew my mind.

Now off to finishing Pyre and then playing the new Hades from Supergiant Games.

About Hades, even Jim Sterling praised the game, so you know it is a win in the current abhorrent game industry!
(to hell with EA, Konami, Bethesda, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard)
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The offered variety of weapons and upgrades made for a lot of play styles felt really well made. The controls were reliable but the hitbox of monsters was confusing at first, since it was their standpoint and not their width. The story was good, simple. A sigil of linear gameplay.
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Verfasst: 11.10.20 15:14
This game lays foundation for Hades 9 years ago.
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Proper stories supposed to start at the beginning, ain't so simple with this one...
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Game: Do you save someone who has lost their way, to the point of attempting to start a second war, only this time for the ashes of what remains? Do you value the person they were, and save them from themself?

Me: haha battering ram go crunch crunch
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I enjoyed the story and the final decision; so much so I didn't want to replay it to get the other ending because of how the game made me feel about choosing what I had chosen.
Just recently re-played it to get 100% and I believe that, even though it is quite old at this point, it is still very worth it. The DLC challenges ARE not easy (imo) so if you like a challenge I definitely recommend it.
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Verfasst: 19.11.20 17:38
This is where the great journey of Supergiant Games started, and it feels good to see them where they're at now.

If I say that Bastion has the best voice-over narration ever in video game history, it won't be an exaggeration. The soundtrack is just mesmerizing and matches so well with the godlike narration by Logan Cunningham. The art style is beautiful as every other Supergiant's games has. The ending is sure to put tears in your eyes.

The game is fairly short, but the NG+ option offers replayability and considering the price it's totally worth it.
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Verfasst: 25.10.20 05:26
At this point in time I have played all of supergiant's games except Hades (I know I'm getting on that soon). Anyways, they're all phenomenal for various reasons. Bastion combines a satisfying and just deep enough combat system with a story that keeps you hooked, characters that keep you invested, and some of the best audio that has ever blessed my ears. The narration and soundtrack have already been lauded so I won't dwell much more on that. The story asks you to make some complex ethical questions that don't necessarily have right or wrong answers, and aren't shoved into a binary morality system. Long story short- play bastion. Also don't make the mistake I did, play it with a controller
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Verfasst: 07.11.20 18:33
Excellent, the narration is top-notch.
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[h1]TL;DR[/h1]
A title of major importance for the evolution of indie games. Bastion is the debut of Supergiant Games and for good reason. It combined great isometric gameplay with a a cryptic story and a charming artstyle.

[h1]This Game Is Old, Aren’t Their New Games Better?[/h1]
Bastion is already 9 years old (as of me writing this review) and it shows at certain aspects:
It is a little more clunky than the later titles from the same developer. Bastion is slower paced and feels conventional at times, but also very surreal and like a niche product.
Honestly: Nowadays it would not directly click with me from just seeing it in Steam and my initial playthrough was incredibly rushed and as such I missed the actual well designed core. It may not seem outstanding, but Bastion is well polished and has it’s own merits.


[h1]Recreating Atmosphere in a Bottle[/h1](This is a link to a picture)

Thematic rich areas have become a staple of video games. The immersion should not break in any capacity as the session will be way more engaging, if you do not need to up your suspension of disbelief every second. And the world of Bastion has clear rules it follows and that is really interesting to pay attention to. Areas are divided in earth shards that flow around and have a somewhat specific theme. You can realize how the world changed and became different after the event of the calamity. And everything seems logical, if you are willing to puzzle through.

[h1]What a Story[/h1]
Storywise Supergiant Games used a well known concept (the apocalypse), but gave it their own spin. A narrator exists within the game that comments whatever happens and is cleverly used to describe your surroundings and makes it possible to deliver some powerful lines.
Like:[spoiler]They didn’t make it.[/spoiler]
These makes the characters more believable and the focus on a small cast makes it more personal. Everyone has his own distinct background and they are indeed driven by their past.
And this combines with the superb gameplay.

[h1]The Actual Game[/h1]
The gameplay is centered around the idea that there once was a somewhat realistic world that got broken down and you salvage what you can to survive. Every weapon you pick once belonged to someone else and was used before, they have their own stories to tell. Every mechanic except respawning is explained by the lore. The isometric perspective combined with the colorful arsenal and your big arsenal make it possible to absolutely have a blast.
Despite that enemy variance is not that high, but they fit into their respective areas and are challenging you in specific ways. Like testing your positioning with enemies in a small room that have AoE attacks and you have to plan how you are moving. Your arsenal includes many weapons, my favorite combination was a mortar (because I love big explosions) and a pike (because spears are the meta weapon in RL). . Many more different weapons exist and are all well balanced, nothing feels not viable.
And if you are seeking difficulty: try to activate all 10 difficulty conditions. These are incredibly

[h1]Things That Aged Badly[/h1]
The game does feel a little sluggish and the restriction to not replay stages in Story mode makes sense from story-perspective, but farming currency in just a limited number of areas is just not fun. Also needing to rebuild certain buildings every single run is incredibly annoying and makes New Game Plus really off-paced. And the game is somewhat short, if you do not aim for challenge runs, you will not get much out of this game (in terms of playtime), but Bastion is really cheap on sales and absolutely worth it.

[h1]Fanboy Spoilers I Want to Discuss (Only read after the story)[/h1]
[spoiler]
I absolutely enjoyed two scenes in particular: The moment you defend the Bastion with your animals is absolutely great and earns praise. This is their home too and you already became a family. Them defending it with all their power was a great conclusion to something I had thought to be a gimmick.
The second one is when you can safe Zulf and the Ura decide to stop attacking you and when someone breaks that quiet convention, the Ura stop him and let you pass. They are not evil and an act of kindness was something that could make a difference. Even this harsh world has humanity to offer and this is a great message.[/spoiler]


[h1]Conclusion[/h1]
A somewhat timeless game that works perfectly fine and has great and well thought-out battles to offer, woven into an engaging story. A great game that should absolutely be played.

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Verfasst: 21.12.20 00:06
Someone loved making this, and it shows.
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Verfasst: 13.12.20 20:00
I'm glad that I finally decided to give this game a shot.
As I first played Hades, I see a lot of resemblance in the Bastion. Great mechanics, interesting lore, unbelievably good music and sound FX. It looks just like a thing that Supergiant Games know how to do - great games with no drawbacks at all.
There is a possibility to adjust the difficulty as you see fit - there's no-sweat mode plus there's a feature to make normal mode harder on the go (again, Hades is similar in that regard, but no spoilers here). I'd say it's quite challenging on max difficulty and I'm sure it will take some time and failed attempts to master the game and get all achievements.
It's a small game, but worth every penny. Big props to the Supergiant Games, they are my idols now.
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Verfasst: 02.12.20 01:17
SuperGiant's first game, a fantastic tale of a boy going through hell, soundtrack is astounding, the art is beautiful and the gameplay while a bit clunky compared to their most recent game is still plenty of fun. Play it.
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Verfasst: 03.12.20 11:04
This, out of all the games I've played and truly enjoyed, stands strong at the top of my list - the game that's had the most emotional impact for me. The gem in my eyes of Supergiant Games, it has always been a blast to even return to, to hunt for the little secrets I've missed, the achievements I've aimed for, and the challenges I've set for myself.

The voice for Rucks, Logan Cunningham, drives the story on with this special, solemn charm, with bits of human to go along too, and has definitely by far been my favourite voice to hear for narration. The other voices which are heard further into the game are just as beautiful, and the gameplay is just as fun.

Playing as The Kid, pushing through the Calamity, I can't help but put myself in his shoes, as well as feel for all the characters and everything they go through. Bastion is probably also the game that's made me legitimately cry - a lot.
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Verfasst: 09.12.20 06:47
Excellent art direction, worldbuilding, music, narrative, and voice acting. Only downside is the gameplay is not nearly as good as just about any aspect of the game. Essential piece of indie gaming.
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Неплохая игра на пару вечеров. Интересная история и стиль подачи, красивый визуал, клёвая музыка, много оружия под любой стиль боя. Сама по себе боевка можем по началу показаться немного тягучей, но в целом привыкаешь.
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[h1]Lie on my back
Clouds are makin' way for me
I'm comin' home, sweet home
~Darren Korb, Setting Sail, Coming Home[/h1]

In my reviews I often talk about just how many developers treat their games like products. Well, technically, those are the products, of course, but... you can't create anything really beautiful just by doing your job. If you'll do your job good enough, you may come up with a really good product, but that'll be just that. A product. While we all know that video games can be... something more than that. Much more. When Miller brothers started creating their MYST? It wasn't because they wanted to make a popular game. Heck, they weren't even gamers. They just had that certain vision and they really wanted to turn it into reality. To share it with the others. To let the others dive into it and experience it together. And it's not just words. You can clearly feel such things. From Westwood Studious' magical worlds of The Legend of Kyrandia and Lands of Lore to Cyberdreams's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, based on Harlan Ellison's short story. That certain artistic touch? That special something that makes a game more than just a game? As long as you treasure it as much as I do, I want to introduce you to one of my most favorite independent developers. Please, welcome – Supergiant Games.

First of all, Supergiant Games is a pretty small studio that only has about 20 employees. But what they achieve in their field is absolutely amazing. Every three years they release a game. And every time it's something different. Entirely different. They never make sequels, spin-offs, or stuff like that. Every single time it's an entirely different something in the entirely different genre. And every single time it's... complete. With nothing else to say. Every single time it's a unique experiment. Unique vision for us to experience. It's never anything big (all of their games can be beaten in less than ten hours), it's never anything groundbreaking, but every single time it's an absolutely unique experience. A unique journey with an extreme level of the atmosphere.

Did you ever experience one of those lucid dreams? You know, one of those that you can control? Supergiant Games are among those very few companies that can re-create such experience. By combining unusual gameplay elements, strange worlds filled with mystery and godlike music (we'll return to Darren Korb a little bit later) they create something absolutely magical. Something that consumes you entirely. So, in the end you don't just beat their games. You wake up from them. And then you find yourself just sitting there, staring at the screen, thinking about what you've just experienced. That's what they do. That's the magic of Supergiant.

Now, let's talk about this exact game. Bastion... Guess, I'll never forget the day I've experienced it for the first time on my Xbox 360. See, the Bastion was the very first game the guys ever released. So, I honestly didn't expect anything from it. For me, it was just yet another Xbox Live Arcade. Something I've got just because. I mean, it was cheap, it had that anime-like guy on the picture and I was like “Sure, OK. Why not? I need something to waste some time until the Dushonored will come out anyway.” Well... let's just say in a couple of minutes I forgot about the Dishonored. Like I forgot about pretty much everything else. Because this game? It swallowed me whole.

Technically, Bastion is a pretty basic game. It's one of those tiny little console-oriented ARPGs, in which you run forward, kill some monsters, level up and master different weapon types (some basic optional challenges included). So, technically, I can see why some people consider this game to be heavily overrated. But see, you don't just play Bastion. You experience it. Every single screen here is an experience on its own. By playing as a character known only as a Kid, you explore the broken sad world that was destroyed by mysterious Calamity. The world that keeps a lot of secrets, both gameplay and story-wise. And while you will see the elements of the broken world appearing right in front of the Kid, inviting him to explore, Logan Cunningham's deep and charming voice will reveal the new secrets to you. And while you'll learn more and more about the sad origins of Calamity, Darren Korb's godlike music will just... take your breath away.

And no, I'm not exaggerating. As a person who actively play video games since the 80s, I must say that it's not even that easy to impress me anymore. It's just sometimes the music in the game is more than just that stuff that plays on background. Usually, I don't even tend to remember the music from games. But like I said, sometimes the music is... more than just music. Remember Matt Uelmen's Tristram Village theme from Diablo? The one that actually made you want to stay awhile... and listen? Remember Akira Yamaoka's Tender Sugar from Silent Hill: The Room? The one that actually made you feel all the pain? Remember Yutaka Minobe's A Love Suicide from Rule of Rose? That one that made you feel like you're the one who's going mad? That's exactly what we have here. Even though Darren is not as famous as the people I've mentioned above... well, he should be. The music he wrote for this game? It's a masterpiece. And the songs he performed with Ashley Lynn Barrett? Even more so. You know how sometimes the right song begins to play at the right time during a certain scene and the next thing you know is tears making it hard for you to see? Darren's Setting Sail, Coming Home is one of such songs.

So... yeah. Bastion is one of those things I can't recommend enough. It's the game you should not miss. No matter what. With a tiny little “but”. Like I said, you don't just play this game. You experience it. So, before even starting, make sure you have some decent sound output (some proper speakers or headphones) and nothing to distract you. Because if you'll have something to prevent you from diving into the atmosphere here? You risk to end up with just a decent indie ARPG. Pretty short and, well, all the interesting little touches aside (like the world maps appearing from nothing right in front of your hero), pretty basic. Whatever you do? Do not let that happen to you. Make sure you're alone. Dim the lights. Make some coffee. Turn off your cell phone. And disappear in this godlike mix of sad images, heartwarming developments, deep narration and breathtaking music. Bastion? It's a nice example of how video games can be more than just games. Ah, and make sure to buy the complete bundle. You know, the one with the music. Because after you'll wake up from this dream? Buying the soundtrack will be the first thing you'll do. Dixi.
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Verfasst: 08.01.21 21:33
It has great art and some good ideas, sure. But the mechanics get old quickly. Also the gameplay does not feel polished enough to suit the leel of punishment you receive doing mistakes in combat. The fights are numerous but not really entertaining.
I reeaally wanted to play and love this, since I am a fan of Transistor, but I can't. Still giving Hades a shot I think, though
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Bastion is an action adventure game with some light RPG elements as well. The combat, story and presentation all come together to create a well-rounded experience that has no major flaws. The game’s biggest weakness is that it can sometimes feel like a jack of all trades without many exceptional moments.

Immediately after starting the game, Bastion’s unique storytelling style becomes apparent. While many narrative games switch off between story sections and gameplay sections, Bastion doesn’t. Instead, the vast majority of storytelling takes place while you play. There are a handful of short cutscenes but they account for maybe 5-10% of the game’s actual plot. The meat of the story is told through dynamic narration, triggered by actions while playing. If you find a new weapon, the narrator will say something to the effect of “The Kid found a new weapon to try out”. Every line flows naturally and rarely seem forced, even though the entire game is tightly scripted. Falling off a ledge might produce a comment, taking heavy damage from a certain enemy, picking up an item, etc. It culminates in a linear story with a relatively large amount of interactivity.

The game’s writing is usually good and occasionally great, although it’s a step below many fantastic games with a narrative focus. It can be cliche at times, but the western inspired aesthetic is a good change of pace from your typical fantasy RPG setting. I wouldn’t say any characters were particularly well developed, but there isn’t anything in the game that stuck out to me as “bad writing”.

Bastion’s western aesthetic carries over into the visuals, with some great enemy designs and beautiful art direction. It’s polished and clean, but with enough attention to detail to prevent it from having a barren, sanitary look. Being a post-apocalyptic setting, it runs the risk of overusing some genre tropes, but by blending it with elements of fantasy and westerns, it feels completely unique, even if it wears its influences on its sleeve.

Bastion’s gameplay is probably it’s most controversial quality. Even among fans of the game, it’s generally considered the weakest part of the game. For me, I actually enjoyed it a fair amount, even though it’s a bit clunky and repetitive. Every weapon is unique, outside of the melee weapons which feel pretty similar to each other. You can change your character’s loadout to have any 2 weapons, regardless of whether they are both guns, both melee weapons, etc. You also get to choose a special ability, although they have limited uses, so you don’t use them as often as your normal weapons. There are also many different buffs that you can equip, and the total number increases as you progress through the game. Overall, there is a good amount of variety in choosing your combat style, but once you find your favorite weapon, not much will change. Most of the ranged enemies have a lot of overlap in terms of combat mechanics, while melee enemies are equally similar to each other. There are a few standout enemies that bring something new to the table, but they make up a small portion of the game. Still, even with all of these issues, Bastion is short enough that I didn’t really mind the repetitiveness because it didn’t overstay its welcome. There is a New Game Plus option after beating the game that allows you to replay the story with all of your unlocks, but I quickly lost interest. It felt like New Game Plus was an afterthought to add replay value, rather than something that was planned from the beginning. Especially given the storytelling style, playing the game a second time with almost no variation doesn’t work well.

I would recommend Bastion to those looking to see where Supergiant Games started out, but it doesn’t hold up as well as their later work. It’s a fun adventure game with a good story and combat, but it excels at nothing and left me wanting more from almost every aspect. If the game seems interesting to you and you keep your expectations in check, most players should come away from Bastion satisfied, especially when it regularly goes on sale for only a few dollars.

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ohhh this game must have :)
It has nice art, great story and just fun!
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Such a really and interesting game with an awesome soundtrack truely a work of art
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Interesting art direction and music. This game spoke to me emotionally but it might not to you. Still fun either way. Allows for many different levels of difficulty.
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Verfasst: 13.01.21 18:36
A very solid 4/5 game. It's challenging if you want it to be and short enough to be enjoyable without becoming repetitive. Also, the voice acting is splendid and soundtrack is 5/5!
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Verfasst: 10.02.21 17:59
Bastion is what i would like to call a indie masterpiece, for its price youll get something pretty dang amazing.
New gamers just wont understand the essence of this piece of art, brings back the times when games were about having fun and a good story instead of just graphics and massive multiplayer.
This game is awesome.
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Verfasst: 13.02.21 13:45
Kid knew that the game would hold up, even after the calamity.
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Verfasst: 15.02.21 20:28
for me this is the greatest single player narrative game I've ever played.

the gameplay is fun and engaging with a surprising amount of depth, there is a good selection of weapons and unlocks with lots of customisation for how you want to play. the music perfectly blends with the story and the gameplay and the fantastic narration. the characters all feel extremely real and the story is amazing. also this is like one of maybe two games that made me legit cry so thats an instant win in my book.
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A nice platform-smasher with a compelling story and a satisfying weapons system. The main pluses are a good, non-linear story, nice soundtrack and the fact hat you get each of your moves narrated to you as you go. Worth picking up in 2021 (and beyond)!
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Verfasst: 05.02.21 11:37
I don't understand this game.
Beautiful drawings, nice narration, meh animations, meh story... i can't stand the gameplay.
Supergiant is a great SH but i tried and played this game three times. Mainly on switch.
It bores me out of my mind, i don't understand where's the appeal.
Is all so sloppy, repetitive, unprecise imho.
I so wanted to like this.
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Verfasst: 22.02.21 20:26
After playing Hades, which is a newer similar game from the same developer, I thought i might like this game as well. Going from Hades to Bastion felt a bit like going from Warcraft 3 to Warcraft 1; basically everything feels worse.
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Verfasst: 28.02.21 21:07
Liked:
Gameplay style
Art and design is beautiful
amazing music and narration

Dislike:
not quite as intuitive as first. but player will catch on.
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A really charming and atmospheric game.
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Verfasst: 25.03.21 21:24
Awesome game even in 2021. Art is simply said master piece. You will enjoy in this game visually from start until finish. Every level is unique and it will encourage you to search for more.

Progress is nice and whole game you have a feeling of getting stronger and better. There is good addition of challenge if you want will nice reward if you opt for that. And game is not short it will take around 10 hours at first completion if you want to see everything and complete the first pass totally.

This is a must play for everyone that like good story and narration combined with perfect graphic design, level of challenge and sense of progress. 10/10
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astounding narration, breathtaking art style, impressive game-play, fantastic soundtrack and marvelous narration, just a fantastic game.... did i mention the wonderful narration
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very good comfy sad play this ost at my funeral
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Stellar, beautiful, heartbreaking game. Music so moving I want one of the tracks played at my funeral.
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Verfasst: 16.03.21 19:37
Really great narration and soundtrack!

The game is fun with a great story in an immersive world and beautiful art style.
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Verfasst: 25.03.21 19:22
Don't mind the low hours that steam says I've played, I played most of the game offline.

It's a really great game. Fun levels, mechanics, and challenges. Great setting, story, and characters. Also, the soundtrack is fantastic. I whole-heartedly recommend.
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Verfasst: 13.03.21 21:33
Solid controls, good tracks and a compelling narrative. Bastion might be a short game, but the impression it makes will linger for years. Definitely worth the money.
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luv it so much, need to get familiar with the control (i get easily fall of the map, pretty annoying...)
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