Game review: Bastion

Overall rating: 4/5

Bastion is one of Supergiant’s popular indie games, and it’s not hard to see why. With its wonderful graphics, colourful art, and sassy narrator, the game has garnered much attention in the gaming world. The game has received amazing feedback from sites such as IGN and PC Gamer, and a lot of gamers have recommended this game on Steam.

What I liked

Bastion’s graphics is one of the most aesthetically pleasing things to look at. While not mind blowing, the art is stunning. The colours compliment each other well, and everything doesn’t seem too cluttered at any point during the gameplay. This is amazing for games of this genre, and I commend the artists who made the scenes come to life.

The music and narration were near perfect. The scores aren’t too distracting. In fact, they bring out the atmosphere really well, and gives each stage a distinct feel to them. The narrator has a soothing voice. I can listen to him talk all day. Seriously, it’s that good.

Bastion’s story is well written. There is a clear conflict, climax, and resolution, but don’t expect everything to go your way. There are a lot of hidden surprises, and there will be unexpected turns when you play. The story is interesting and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love how interactive it is: the narrator will become sassy sometimes if you do something wrong.

The gameplay was smooth and so fun. The stages were challenging, and there are some stages that almost made me want to throw my mouse across the room.

What I didn’t like

Honestly, there really isn’t too many problems in the game. The only major thing I can really talk about is the gameplay. The controls can get a little while to get used to. It can get confusing at times when things get too hectic in the game, but nothing too major. That’s part of the whole point of the game.

Final verdict

Please, please, PLEASE buy this game and play it entirely. It’s amazing, wonderful, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.

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