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  • Summary: Bastion is an original action role-playing game featuring a reactive narrator who marks your every move, lush hand-painted 2D artwork, and tight responsive gameplay that rewards playing with finesse. The game is designed to be simple to pick up and start playing, while offering a lot of richBastion is an original action role-playing game featuring a reactive narrator who marks your every move, lush hand-painted 2D artwork, and tight responsive gameplay that rewards playing with finesse. The game is designed to be simple to pick up and start playing, while offering a lot of rich choices around character customization as well as a deep story and gameworld you can lose yourself in. Expand

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 95
    The Switch release plays just as smoothly as any modern game. No frame drops are present and it works beautifully in handheld mode. While there is no new content with this release, it still feels right at home on the Switch. If you’ve played Bastion in the past or if you’ve missed out on the previous releases, I wholeheartedly recommend Bastion for anyone looking for a fantastic action RPG.
  2. 90
    Simply put, Bastion is an indie masterwork. It fits right at home on the Nintendo Switch, being exactly the type of game suitable for mobile play. The gameplay’s simplistic nature makes it an easy game to hop in and out of on the go. And the optional challenges highlight the game’s thrilling and addictive combat, making it easy to come back to over and over again. My only regret is that I didn’t acknowledge this game sooner. Any gripes I might have towards Bastion seem nitpicky at this point. Seven years ago, Supergiant Games delivered a solid action RPG title. Now, it gets another chance to bask in the sun thanks to the Nintendo Switch.
  3. Sep 11, 2018
    90
    Bastion is an unforgettable and enjoyable piece of software that stands as a strong example of how games can also be perceived as art. A charismatic narrator, beautiful visuals, intense action gameplay and heavy character customization make this a fairytale that you’ll want to dive into again and again, and while the isometric view sometimes gets in the way of the gameplay, the other aspects of Bastion more than make up for this slight misstep. We’d highly recommend you give Bastion a try if you haven’t played it elsewhere already; though this Switch port brings nothing new to the table, Bastion is a memorable modern classic that is an absolute must-play.
  4. Oct 23, 2018
    90
    Bastion is a thrilling action RPG. Supergiant Games' fans will love it, but it's definitely for those who want a story with incredible music, fascinating characters and incredible gameplay.
  5. Dec 4, 2018
    90
    Bastion is an involving and accessible adventure that brings its original successful formula back into play, this time on the Nintendo Switch. With a marvelous art style, an intuitive gameplay and a very appealing narration technique, Bastion is without a doubt a game that everyone should try.
  6. Jan 14, 2019
    90
    It’s great to finally see Supergiant Games bring some of their great work over to a Nintendo platform and Bastion easily ranks among the best. From its eye-catching presentation to the mysterious story to the challenging but satisfying combat Bastion is an emotionally fascinating journey from start to finish and one well worth venturing.
  7. Oct 6, 2018
    80
    Its artistic style and the gameplay are still Bastion's two bastions for Nintendo Switch. In spite of not having additions, the portability of Switch fits perfectly. The story and its narration, as well as that progressive difficulty, make of Bastion a wonderful timeless title.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    Bastion has an exceptionally beautiful story that will stick with you, and a fantastic narrative that will carry you through that story fromBastion has an exceptionally beautiful story that will stick with you, and a fantastic narrative that will carry you through that story from beginning to end. Along with the near godly soundtrack and the plethora of challenges ahead of you, this game is sure to be unforgettable.

    However I must give this game a 10 for this reason. While Bastion practically basks in the spotlight of one of the best indie games ever made, it also paved the road for two other games I would consider to be even more phenomenal, the other two masterpieces by Supergiant Games, Transistor and Pyre. Without Bastions success these games may have never been made, and that alone makes Bastion a legendary title.
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  2. Sep 15, 2019
    9
    I double dipped with this game. I played it about 6 years ago on PC and I had a positive recollection of this game. Also, I wanted to see theI double dipped with this game. I played it about 6 years ago on PC and I had a positive recollection of this game. Also, I wanted to see the second ending, so I bought Bastion for the second time and this time on the Switch.
    Bastion is (or rather was, since I finished it already) as great as I remembered it. Smooth gameplay with very nice soundtrack. It is a game that isn't very challenging UNLESS you use shrines to make things more difficult. I played it with five shrines and it was satisfying and sometimes challenging (I didn't want to struggle, so I raised the bar of difficulty just enough). It's a pleasure, to play such an indie, action, RPG game with platforming elements. There are so many things inside: weapon challenges, memories/in game achievements (which are worth achieving), a lot of upgrades and a satisfying combat system (I was always using bow and I paired it up with machete or with the Fang Repeater (Yup, I played with two ranged weapons at the same time)).
    It's rather a short game but it's worth the money.
    Game that does age well.
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  3. Nov 9, 2019
    8
    Bastion has a brilliant and unique approach to storytelling. A wonderfully voiced narrator details the exploits of 'the kid', the characterBastion has a brilliant and unique approach to storytelling. A wonderfully voiced narrator details the exploits of 'the kid', the character you play as, as they occur whilst also painting a picture of what life was like before the calamity. The world building here is exceptional, and these factors elevate Bastion beyond just another action game and make it something truly special.

    The combat is fun and the game is short enough for you never to feel it gets repetitive. The constant acquisition of new weapons also helps in this regard. Although the combat doesn't leave a lasting impression like the storytelling does, it's still enjoyable.

    Bastion is very memorable thanks to its distinctive style and great story that is interwoven with the game in such a way that it doesn't interrupt the action. This is a great indie title and one that's easy to recommend.
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  4. Jun 30, 2020
    8
    Nice game, the best part is the narrative. It gets confusing sometimes but it remains creative, fresh and fun. Well recomended!
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    7
    It's a nice and even beautiful game (though not in all places time was nice to it). Bought it just for 1$ at Nintendo Sale, totally worth it.It's a nice and even beautiful game (though not in all places time was nice to it). Bought it just for 1$ at Nintendo Sale, totally worth it.

    Pros:
    +The Narrator (Rucks) has a nice voice and doesn't break gameplay (and usually narrators suck).
    +The weapons RPG system works and had a feeling good progression to it. Also, the weapon challenges are cool.
    +The length of the game is exactly right.
    +The art is mostly nice.
    +The world-building is ok.
    +The ending is well-made (and the options there make sense).

    Cons:
    -The loading times are obnoxious for such a small game.
    -The art is outdated in some places (like the Kid model itself). And in general, repetitive.
    -All this plot involving Zulf was super predictable, stupid and meh.
    -The controls felt bulky and unresponsive at times.
    -And the world doesn't feel alive whatsoever here. Just locations wit NPCs.
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  6. May 24, 2020
    5
    Bastion es un RPG indie que a primera vista sorprende por su calidad gráfica. Los dibujos son agradables y de colores vistosos.

    La música y
    Bastion es un RPG indie que a primera vista sorprende por su calidad gráfica. Los dibujos son agradables y de colores vistosos.

    La música y sonidos están bien, aunque no destacan.

    La historia parece ser interesante, pero la voz del narrador está solo en inglés y no hay subtítulos en ningún idioma, por lo cual si no eres hablante nativo o muy avanzado de ese idioma, va a ser difícil comprender el contexto del juego y eso baja considerablemente su evaluación para mí.

    El sistema de progresión es interesante. Descubriremos nuevas armas y diferentes mejoras para el protagonista y su "base" en la medida que avanzamos en los distintos escenarios. El combate es en tiempo real tipo hack n' slash, nos encontraremos con enemigos durante el progreso de cada escenario y deberemos determinar qué arma es la más adecuada para eliminarlos. Lamentablemente, el combate se va tornando repetitivo con el tiempo.

    Bastion es un juego que en mi opinión está sobrevalorado, no es un juego malo o aburrido, pero tampoco es uno que recomendaría. Sus mecánicas son demasiado simples y poco estratégicas, aquello le resta dificultad y profundidad al juego. Es también un juego corto que carece de algún climax a través del desarrollo de su historia. Creo que podría ser un juego adecuado para personas que nunca han jugado un RPG o que son neófitos en el género por la misma simpleza de su jugabilidad.
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  7. Jul 3, 2020
    2
    This game is so boring... Yes, it's charm and can be funny at the beginning, but when you play little longer you can discover that this gameThis game is so boring... Yes, it's charm and can be funny at the beginning, but when you play little longer you can discover that this game is really boring and not worth your time. Lovely graphics are not enough Expand

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