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Generally favorable reviews- based on 323 Ratings

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  • Summary: The goal of the game is to construct a safe haven in the wake of the 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 ofThe goal of the game is to construct a safe haven in the wake of the 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 actions in real time. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    While it may have taken a few years to find its way onto the Sony platform, Bastion still stands as proof to what a small team of creative and passionate individuals can accomplish, and that video games as a medium has an infinite amount of potential.
  2. Apr 7, 2015
    100
    The game is still stunning in both its art direction and writing. Gameplay is fun and varied, and there are many different experiences to be had throughout. It’s also nice to once again see the game that laid the foundation for Transistor‘s presentation and mechanics.
  3. Apr 8, 2015
    100
    Bastion is an enticing experience, and one worthy of every accolade that it has received.
  4. Apr 6, 2015
    90
    This game is a testament to the type of human creativity, innovation, and wonder that are sometimes only possible with indie games, and now that it has graced Sony's systems, you can understand why it will continue to entrench itself as a classic for years to come.
  5. Apr 20, 2015
    90
    The arrival of Bastion to PlayStation is a great justification to play again this game that is visually stunning, with unforgettable soundtrack and interesting gameplay experiments. It’s a must buy for those who, for some reason, have not played it until now.
  6. 90
    It’s a game that simply needs to be experienced.
  7. Apr 8, 2015
    80
    Bastion holds up remarkably well four years later, even as the acclaimed games of the latter day tend to lose their luster once the initial novelty wears off. At its best, this re-release proves that Bastion is worthy of its name. It's a bastion of good game design and innovative narration, and I suspect that another four years from now, it will hold up just as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Dec 29, 2015
    10
    First of all, I am not going to pretend this game has more content nor does it offer weeks of playtime. Bastion is a simple game and those whoFirst of all, I am not going to pretend this game has more content nor does it offer weeks of playtime. Bastion is a simple game and those who can see that it is one of the best simpler games in today's time. Comparing Bastion to triple A games and calling it a weak entry is just like calling tiramisu a terrible tasting steak. The music is top notch, comprising of a wide range of folk styles that blends into the pace of the game as well as the environments perfectly. As opposed to emotionless full 3D CGI models, the art style of Bastion is simply beautiful, when was the last time you have seen so much color in an action game? The character designs are sleek and somewhat of a 'Jungle Punk' feel to it. Speaking of the characters, straightforward is what I would call them, there is no need for complex backstories cinematic because, guess what? I want to play the game rather then watch it. Enemy designs are very cool as the narrator pretends that you are well versed in the lore of this world already, it never breaks immersion. The few flaws are so minute that they don't even warrant a point off the User Score. Yes some enemies take too much firepower to bring down, and there is no exit when you accidentally fall asleep, all these are just small issues that barely affect how enjoyable this game is. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2020
    9
    this is not a long game, i think i have played it for about 15 hours and completed everything in it. i did not want to stop playing it. Thethis is not a long game, i think i have played it for about 15 hours and completed everything in it. i did not want to stop playing it. The main character story is so god damn cool and sad and encouraging at the same time. i haven't payed Transistor yet, but i hope it will be at least as good as this one. I think the music in this game is flipping awesome for such a inexpensive game (i got it for free, and god knows even if i didn't i would still praise it nevertheless), story is amazing. I wish i got to know more about this song girl and what happened to all of them after my final decision. definitely recommend to anyone who just want to play something for a bit and have fun. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2015
    9
    This is a fabulous game and I'm so glad that PS4 gamers who never got it on PC finally get to play it. Looks and plays beautifully well. FeelsThis is a fabulous game and I'm so glad that PS4 gamers who never got it on PC finally get to play it. Looks and plays beautifully well. Feels fresh and fun to the end. Expand
  4. Nel
    Dec 10, 2016
    8
    Really good RPG elements, and well done. Graphics are really neat, very well made indie game, probably one of the best indie games done soReally good RPG elements, and well done. Graphics are really neat, very well made indie game, probably one of the best indie games done so far. Game takes you through a long journey, and it will challenge you depending on your skill. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    7
    I don't get all the praise around this game. It's a pretty good nice indie, but definetly not a masterpiece.
    The best thing is the narrative,
    I don't get all the praise around this game. It's a pretty good nice indie, but definetly not a masterpiece.
    The best thing is the narrative, the worst one the gameplay, which feels clunky because of the ps4 controls not being all that good.
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  6. Aug 27, 2019
    6
    Also registered to review this game since I bought it because of a high rating. I think it's overrated by people who haven't played reallyAlso registered to review this game since I bought it because of a high rating. I think it's overrated by people who haven't played really good games with interesting mechanics and ideas. I had to Google for a plot of this game since I missed it completely while playing. Gameplay brings nothing exciting or new. Some soundtracks were cool but that's about it. Expand
  7. Mar 31, 2019
    0
    хуита. это просто хуита. ну реально, тупа хуита. не покупайте эту хуиту. бан нахуй.

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