Bastion Pro Reviews
Average Review Score: /10
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|gamrReview||8.6/10||Jul 24 '11|
|IGN 360||9/10||Jul 19 '11|
|1UP||---||Jul 19 '11|
|Computer and Video Games||/10||Jul 20 '11|
|Computer and Video Games||8.0/10||Jul 20 '11|
|EuroGamer||8/10||Jul 19 '11|
|Games Radar||8/10||Jul 20 '11|
|GameSpot||8.5/10||Jul 19 '11|
|GameZone||9/10||Jul 22 '11|
|Official Xbox Magazine||8.5/10||Jul 19 '11|
|Strategy Informer||9.0/10||Jul 19 '11|
|Team Xbox||9.0/10||Sep 02 '11|
|Worthplaying||9.0/10||Jul 19 '11|
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|GameSpot||Dec 06 '10|
|GameSpot||May 26 '11|
|Gamespy||Jun 07 '11|
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"Striking the perfect balance between story and action can be a tricky proposition; but even in these far-flung future times of 2011, developers still force players to sit patiently during lengthy cut-scenes as these tortured souls wait patiently for the chance use their controllers as God intended. While Japanese games can't seem to shake this problem, in the past decade we've seen companies like Valve give their players agency at all times, even as the talking heads surrounding them spout paragraphs of Sci-Fi exposition. Supergiant Games' Bastion approaches this specific issue in an innovative and unobtrusive way: throughout the game, a narrator describes your every action on the fly, commenting on the surroundings, enemies, and even your weapon choice. While Bastion's method of delivery could easily come off as a cheap gimmick, the narration is written with a sense of economy and sincerity, adding another layer of quality to an already stunning game. Of course, there's more to Bastion than just a well-told story; the game itself plays like an old-school Zelda clone with a deceptive amount of depth. Bastion's silent hero (simply known as "the Kid") awakes to find the world around him annihilated without explanation; from here, the game tasks him with retrieving crystal cores from each of the ruined lands and returning them to the titular Bastion, a safe place that may help our hero -- and the Stranger, the game's narrator -- restore the life they once knew. To assist the Kid in his journey, Bastion gives him access to an array of melee and projectile weaponry ranging from hammers to dual revolvers, as well as a variety of special skills for some of the trickier enemy encounters."
"Not an action RPG revolution, but a solid game set in a gorgeous world."
" Bastion's presentation is beautiful. Its vibrant watercolor art style and melodic soundtrack make its appeal immediately apparent. It's not just window dressing either – Bastion has all the trappings of a superb hack-and-slash action game, with just the right amount of RPG-ness to add substance. The combat feels satisfying, each weapon in your arsenal feels distinct, and the customization and upgrade options are meaningful and plentiful... ..."
"Bastion is a wonderfully diverse game that offers up a great deal of flexibility in how you approach its many challenges. "