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90

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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.

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Bastion - Official Announcement Trailer | Nintendo Switch
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  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.