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Old 15-Mar-2011, 05:28   #1
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Default Gorgeous RPG Bastion has been confirmed for consoles

The company Supergiant Games is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to publish Bastion, a very beautiful game, which will also be available as a PC download later this year. The game will come out this year, although they did not specify a price.

Bastion is an action RPG that takes place in a cartoon world with an isometric perspective, taking influences from games like Diablo 2. An omnipresent narrator will describe everything you do, adding flavourful as you hack and slash around the map.

Supergiant seem to be a very talented group of developers, and they are composed of a tiny team of six developers, some formerly from Electronic Arts.

The graphics look really beautiful. Here are some pics:













This last pic makes me realize how powerful and wonderful current consoles are with their 32 bit colour palette.

One of my favourite games of the SNES was The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse. It really made a deep impression on me with its colourful graphics back in the day. It was in my top 5 of the SNES because it was fun and had vibrant colours -for a SNES anyway-. But those consoles were very limited despite the right use of tonalities and on the SNES I hadn't since seen a similar game with such a rich palette.

Much to my delight, there are still games where the designers are going for the romantic colourful look. So, yeah, thanks. I will buy it day one, I think.



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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...stion-revealed
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Old 15-Mar-2011, 14:33   #2
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WoWzieee ! What a beautiful look ! These days I prefer happy games to the grim scenarios !Time changes, mind changes, likes and dislikes change !
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Old 15-Mar-2011, 14:39   #3
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Very enticing looking ineeed!
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Old 15-Mar-2011, 14:45   #4
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wow that is one super looking game.
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Old 15-Mar-2011, 15:46   #5
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I really like the look of that. I'll keep my eye on it.
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Old 15-Mar-2011, 15:53   #6
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Well, color me impessed. This looks really nice.
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Old 21-Jul-2011, 00:02   #7
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It's out on XBLA now, and I tried the demo and after playing a fair while (the demo is pretty big) I went ahead and bought it. Very charming, and reviews have been very good. Some mention that the combat is a little meh, which is fair, but being average the presentation of this game is so awesome and the mechanics certainly don't get in the way of the experience. So yeah, awesome game and I highly recommend it.
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Old 21-Jul-2011, 09:49   #8
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It's out on XBLA now, and I tried the demo and after playing a fair while (the demo is pretty big) I went ahead and bought it. Very charming, and reviews have been very good. Some mention that the combat is a little meh, which is fair, but being average the presentation of this game is so awesome and the mechanics certainly don't get in the way of the experience. So yeah, awesome game and I highly recommend it.
Kinda agree on the combat only roll and 5 attacks or something.
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Old 21-Jul-2011, 13:10   #9
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Kinda agree on the combat only roll and 5 attacks or something.
There are a fair few weapons to be found, with overdrives, upgrades and you can wield two at the same time ... but yeah, the combat is a little limited. But for this price, it's a steal regardless.

Metacrtic 88%: 35 positive, one mixed review.
http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/bastion
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Old 21-Jul-2011, 15:05   #10
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Arwin, can the game be played in short sequences ? Are the puzzles difficult ?
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Old 21-Jul-2011, 15:33   #11
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Arwin, can the game be played in short sequences ? Are the puzzles difficult ?
Stages are quit short 10~20 min at were i am.
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Old 22-Jul-2011, 00:53   #12
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fantastic game!
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Old 22-Jul-2011, 06:52   #13
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any chance of it hitting PSN? or Steam ?
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Old 22-Jul-2011, 17:52   #14
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I played the demo and then bought it last night. It's a fun game, it's very pretty and rather old school.

I haven't played a game like it since the old NES or SNES. So it's a refreshing change from what I've been playing.
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Old 22-Jul-2011, 19:18   #15
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any chance of it hitting PSN? or Steam ?
I'd say a very big chance. Eventually. So when would be the big question.
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Old 23-Jul-2011, 04:33   #16
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I'll be getting this as soon as I catch up on my my backlog (Infamous, Child of Eden, Portal 2).
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Old 23-Jul-2011, 07:50   #17
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Just fugged around with the demo and the narrator idea is kind of brilliant. Especially because of the voice they use.

Such creativity possible in these downloadable games.

You know people complain about games being too expensive nowdays but they're crazy. The $60 games are in general deeper than ever, but beyond that a game like Bastion is probably SNES level of complexity (at least)+more detailed graphics by far, for $15 instead of $70 like back then.
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Old 23-Jul-2011, 21:26   #18
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Great game. Varied environments, great weapons, could use a few more enemy types. Overall this is an A+ title.
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Old 24-Jul-2011, 17:44   #19
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I tried the demo last night after a suggestion from Rancid. Very pretty & very well done. Agree with the excellent voice over work. Unfortunately at $15 I'm going to pass since it's really not my kind of game. It's definitely something I might pick up on sale, but by then I'll probably found something else. BTW, you can get The Maw for free if you purchase Bastion from the Microsoft Store...

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...id=ZXD82RCLrLM

Another thing I will say it's great that Microsoft is still doing these Summer of Arcade promotions. The quality is excellent & they are still offering deals if you purchase all the content. This year if you get all the Summer of Arcade titles you get Crimson Alliance. That title looks like a Gauntlet game. I might just buy it separately.

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Old 24-Jul-2011, 21:22   #20
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To me Summer of Arcade has a kind of lame lineup this year except for Bastion.
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Old 24-Jul-2011, 23:50   #21
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To me Summer of Arcade has a kind of lame lineup this year except for Bastion.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet looks awesome. Glad it's finally coming out. The only game that looks bad is Fruit Ninja for Kinect. From Dust and Toy Soldiers should both be very high quality titles, and the mix of genres across the titles is great.

At the end of Bastion already and I stand by my A+ verdict.
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Old 25-Jul-2011, 01:06   #22
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Finally got some time to play and started up Bastion. Absolutely brilliant game. I've put Ms Splosionman on hold until I finish Bastion now.

Next week is From Dust which looks to be really cool also. As I've stated multiple times XBLA has given me as much if not more quality and unique experiences as retail. I'd say, certainly more on the unique front.
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