Bastion: Indie at its Finest!
Being an avid PC gamer this is one game that kept popping up on my news feeds which always seemed to be on offer. Games on offer I’m usually dubious about but the art style of this one suggested a lot of effort had been put into this game. As such I decided to purchase this on a whim and I’m quite glad that I did!
The game is your typical “top-down Third-person” hack and slash action game. The story, narrative and Art style is what set this game apart from the rest of the competition. The narration is done by Logan Cunningham, who also worked on the developer’s other game Transistor.
The basic story of Bastion is basically the Calamity has occurred this has caused great destruction to the civilisation of Caelondia in which you play as the protagonist who is only reffered to as “The Kid”. The Kid is set on a journey to understand what caused the calamity and try and restore the Bastion. The worlds that he come across are floating platforms that pop up once you are in the vicinity of them.
As you progress further into the game you are given a main weapon to cut down your enemies with and a ranged weapon to take them out from a distance. As you progress through the levels you get varying weapons to utilize which could range from a Heavy Hammer to a High Speed Bow allowing to fire many arrows at the enemies.
The game moves at a good pace and narrator does a good job to create the picutre of the world but in the same breath, he doesn’t give too much away. By approaching the narration in this fashion it makes you want to push further on into the game to find out what happened to The Kid and also how the Bastion can restore Caelondia.
The game is not massively long but a good 6-7 hours worth of gameplay and you can have this done. I enjoyed this more so the unique art-style but also for the type of the game this was. I’m glad I took a chance on this.
Bastion can be downloaded from here