Bastion – Games Review
When it comes to hack and slash games, you always feel that they are roughly the same, as you explore the game world and just have a good time without too many extra things. Bastion definitely changes everything, as it provides you with a wide range of interesting gameplay choices and numerous other perks that just make it a timeless classic.
One of the first things that you can see right from the start in Bastion is the fact that the game has a great, hand painted artwork that just makes the game experience a whole lot better. You actually feel a part of the world and you get involved quickly, which is great.
On top of that, the game has a great narrator that will always accompany you in your quest, telling you what happens and what you need to do next, something that does manage to improve your experience quite a lot. The game comes with hours of narration, and we were impressed with how much value this really brings to the game experience!
Bastion for the mobile platforms also comes with a new control scheme which works great in our opinion. The movements are fluid and everything goes as well as you might expect, something that does enhance the game experience quite a lot. The iOS version of the game is Universal, which means that you can use it on any iPad or iPhone without a problem.
Depending on the skill level you can scale the difficulty, something that’s really good to know, especially if you take into consideration the fact that some bosses and enemies are quite hard to kill especially at first.
The combat is action packed, and our character does have numerous skills which just make the whole game experience very interesting. Not only that, but the fact that you can use more than 10 different weapons with complete upgrades entices you to explore and experiment at all times, which is really neat too.
As you play, you can find more than 6 different bastion structures, each one with various defenses and quite appealing as well.
We liked the fact that once you complete the game you can start a New Game Plus, which comes with even more intense battles as well as numerous other interesting features. Of course, the title comes with achievements and a large set of leaderboards. Thanks to these features, Bastion brings you a stunning experience as well as a lot of replayability, something that you might not expect from it.
In summary, we did enjoy Bastion a whole lot, because the graphics and the gameplay are stellar. The soundtrack and the narrator successfully manage to complete the package and provide us with one of the best audio experiences that we had in years from an indie game. If you want a game that will keep you glued to your iOS device and which has a great price, then don’t hesitate and start playing Bastion right away!
e-Rapid Games rate: 9/10