Bastion for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Bastion

Jul 20, 2011

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: Supergiant Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

The game takes place in the aftermath of the Calamity, a catastrophic event that suddenly fractured the city of Caelondia as well as the surrounding areas of the game's world into many floating pieces, disrupting its ecology and reducing most of its people to ash. Players take control of the Kid, a silent protagonist who awakens on one of the few remaining pieces of the old world and sets off for the titular Bastion, where everyone was supposed to go in troubled times. The only survivor he meets there is an elderly man named Rucks, the game's narrator, who instructs him to collect the Cores that once powered Caelondia.

Critic Reviews

24 Reviews
8.34
Jamin SmithJul 19, 2011
Bastion is the perfect game to kick off Microsoft's Summer of Arcade, capturing that certain something that Limbo and Braid had in previous years. For 1200 Microsoft Points you'll be rewarded with an experience just as memorable as any retail release this year.
Game TrailersJul 19, 2011
Though the game feels well conceived as a whole, there are a few shortcomings and limitations underneath its thoughtful and hardy design. The narrator is a good gimmick, but his constant commentary soon grows intrusive and doesn't quite match the game's visual tone. The beauty of the detailed environments sometimes obscures problems or pitfalls, and a few late-game revelations aren't quite what they're cracked up to be.
Jim SterlingJul 19, 2011
Is the game worth playing? Certainly. It's a decent little adventure that will provide enough solid gameplay to be worth the money. Just make sure one expects no more than that, and it'll be a most worthy purchase. Bastion is fun enough for what it is, but it does not transcend to the levels that it would like you to believe it does.

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