Bastion is the first title from Supergiant Games, an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization’s last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move. The goal of the game is to construct a safe haven in the wake of a Calamity, a cataclysmic event that shattered the world into a series of floating islands. As players journey into the wild unknown in search of survivors and supplies, they will confront strange beasts, forge an array of customizable weapons, and gain new powers from specially-brewed spirits. The entire play experience of Bastion is dynamically narrated, gradually revealing a rich backstory as the narrator reacts to the player's action in real time.
Many games strive to become not only impressive in terms of gameplay, but try to push the boundaries of their design to be considered an interactive piece of art. Bastion proves that it can woo players with its gorgeous watercolor visuals and can also be engaging in terms of storytelling and gameplay.The story of Bastion revolves around a disaster called the Great Calamity, which wipes out nearly all of civilization, tears the world apart, and breaks it up into multiple floating islands. Players assume the role of The Kid, a white haired boy on a quest to restore the hub world of Bastion. To do this, he's tasked with collecting Cores scattered across the floating islands. It's a story of urgency and desperation, but also of hope and salvation. I was thrust into a world I knew nothing... Read Review