Bastion is an engaging role-playing game adapted for your iOS device that lets you explore your shattered world to discover secrets hidden there. The active narrator provides context for what you're seeing as you progress through the game, but what actions you take are up to you.
Narration and tips: The narration is a soothing presence that helps you explore without revealing too much of what lies ahead of you. There are also onscreen tips that pop up as you encounter new spaces and items so you know what you want to collect and why.
Audio-visual experience: The graphics in this game are great, and the soundtrack is perfectly calibrated to set the right mood. While the story would be engaging enough on its own, its draw is definitely enhanced by the audio-visual elements of the app; put together, this is a package that you won't want to put down.
Occasional crashes: The app did crash a couple of times during testing. However, we were able to return to the previous spot in the game with no issues upon reopening the app.
Bastion is a fun and addictive game that takes you on an epic quest through a surreal landscape. Whether you're a die-hard RPG fan or just want to try something a little different, you're sure to enjoy exploring the possibilities this game provides. The app costs $4.99, but there are no additional in-app purchases.
From Warner Bros.:
*IMPORTANT* Bastion requires an iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 4S or newer, or iPod touch (5th gen).App Store BEST of 2012 Pick! Reimagined for iOS, this award-winning action RPG experience redefines storytelling in games with a reactive narrator who marks your every move!* * *REVIEWSBastion earned Editors' Choice on the App Store but that's not all! Here's what critics have to say:"...simply astounding. This is an action RPG that deserves a spot on every gamer's iPad."- SlideToPlay.com (4 out of 4 ""Must Have"")"Bastion for iPad is just as good if not better than its console brethren."- TouchArcade (5 stars out of 5)"...a wonderful adaption of an outstanding action title... feels at home on the App Store."- AppSpy.com (5 out of 5)"Its a beautiful, clever, absolutely one-of-a-kind experience."- 148Apps.com (5 stars out of 5)"Bastion is a textbook example of how to make an iPad port."- IGN.com (9 out of 10)* * *AWARDSThe original version of Bastion earned more than 100 industry accolades, including:- BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME and BEST DEBUT, Game Developers Choice Awards- DOWNLOADABLE TITLE of the YEAR, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences- BEST VIDEOGAME of the YEAR, Paste Magazine- BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, SpikeTV- BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME and BEST INDIE GAME, Inside Gaming Awards* * * Bastion for iOS features all the highly acclaimed artwork, music, and narration that Bastion is known for, along with intuitive touch controls. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!KEY FEATURES- Stunning hand-painted artwork- Critically-acclaimed original music score- Hours of reactive narration deliver a deep story- Intuitive touch controls created exclusively for iOS- Universal App runs on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch- Variable difficulty for players of all skill levels- Action-packed combat rewards playing with finesse- 10+ unique upgradeable weapons to be used- 6 powerful Bastion structures to be discovered- 'New Game Plus' mode unlocked after finishing the story- Game Center achievements and leaderboards- Sync saved data seamlessly via iCloudBastion is the first title from Supergiant Games. We're a small developer with big ambitions: to make games that spark your imagination like the games you played as a kid. Follow @SupergiantGames on Twitter or visit us at www.supergiantgames.com. * * * LANGUAGES- Voice-over narration: English - Text and subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian (based on region setting)