Bastion is a two dimensional, isometric action RPG available on Steam and for OSX, Linux and Windows.
The gameplay consists of fighting ones way through each level by using one of their two equipped weapons or a limited special attack. As the player progresses there are health potions to be found which can heal the player as their health falls lower and lower from enemy attacks. In between levels the player can upgrade and equip different weapons which allows them to fight stronger and stronger enemies.
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Pro Beautiful art style
Bastion has a hand-painted art style that is very colorful and unique.
Pro Innovative narration
The game's narration is dynamic based on what you're currently doing.
Pro Incredible soundtrack
Bastion's soundtrack sets the atmosphere perfectly. It's so good that although supergiant games had no intentions of releasing the soundtrack, demand from fans resulted in it being released and some tracks having over a million plays on Spotify.
Pro Fun varied gameplay
The RPG elements combined with the battle mechanics make the core gameplay fun and varied as the weapons/items/abilities/upgrades play out very differently from each other.
Pro Great story
The game uses an interesting way of telling the story through a narrator, which has an exceptional effect. Has an odd universe, something like a post-apocalyptic "Alice In Wonderland" during the cowboy era.
Con Combat is mundane
Like a lot of hack and slash titles, the combat itself can be pretty repetitive and bastion is no different here. There is a lot of button mashing going on in this game, which can get boring pretty quick.
Con Story could be better
The story feels a bit lacking and does not really make great use of making the player care.