Bastion - Xbox 360 Live Marketplace 1200 Points
Unique, brilliant, highly entertaining
There really is no game quite like Bastion. The story is narrated in real-time as you essentially write the story with your actions. Fall off the edge of the map? The narrator will make an entertaining quip about it. Decide to just smash everything around you with a giant hammer? Yup, comment on that one, too. It's quite a trip to have a storybook-style narration commenting on your every move and this might be the source of much of the games enjoyment but the actual game-play manages to be very fun without really breaking a whole lot of new ground. Think maybe kinda Old-School-Zelda with a better sense of humor and much more customization. You run around with your choice of 2 weapons (and there is a good number of weapons) and a special ability (of which there are a bunch) with a 3/4 overhead camera view across surrealistic landscapes that are amazing looking without having to be a technological marvel like a Crysis 2 or FF XIII. With the ability to upgrade your weapons in different manners and use nearly limitless combinations of passive upgrades to your character there is a good incentive to play the game again after you beat it.... lucky for you it includes a New Game + feature that lets you keep your character and start from the beginning while changing enough things to make it a moderately different experience. Bastion is one of those rare games where all of its components combine to make an experience that exceeds what you would expect by a longshot. Simple yet addictive... definitely worth the 15 bucks to download on Xbox Live.... I would strongly recommend picking up the 1 dollar expansion which makes the New Game + an even more unique experience. They tried to make it a free download but Xbox Live doesn't allow free DLC (or something like that) so they charged the minimum amount that they could.
Moving musical masterpiece
When i first saw bastion i assumed it was another dungeon crawler/Diablo clone, boy was i wrong. The story is told in a very unique and fun way. That isnt to say it is a kiddie game no sir, there are some very moving story elements in this game. The characters don't have voices but you still get to know them throughout the game. The gameplay is pretty standard for a dungeon crawler but there are a wide variety of weapons and special abilities, very basic rpg elements and some form of upgradables and special use poitions. I went in expecting blah but by the end i wanted more and more the music and story in this game are so amazing i went and bought the soundtrack. PLEASE BUY THIS GAME. I almost lost my cool at the end, the climax is very very moving
1 OF THE 3 BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAMES!!!
They're no real way to describe this game than a piece of epic smothered in awesomesauce!!! I recommend it highly to anyone, considering it or now. It's simple yet challenging at the same time. It has a great blend. Some may hate the narrator but i think he's a nice addition to the game. Has deff replay-ability. I played it twice to get every achievement. Great game, though just my opinion.
perfect for anyone
Bastion is a well crafted game. It was made by a small development team and it plays just as any full scale retail release. There is really only one word that describes this games gameplay and that is fun ( yes its as simple as that). The art design is awesome and the way everything is put together creates an amazing art style. If you like action rpg genre you should pick this one up.
OMG! I'm really the 1st to review it?
It was an awesome game. An action RPG style without a story line. Because you make the story line. I promise if you buy the game you'll love it!