I was bored this evening while the wife was off gallivanting around in the snow… So I decided to take a closer look at some of the games that are contained in my massive Steam library. OK, so maybe my library isn’t impressive as some but it is still pretty large.
I decided to take a chance on Bastion. It had great reviews, I have owned it for a while, and why the hell not. I was pleasantly surprised with this game. While I was expecting, well, to be honest, I have no idea what I was expecting. All I knew is that at one point, probably around the time the game was released, it was all the rage. I sat on it though, and I am glad I did.
First impression right off the bat: DAMNIT, this is a controller game?!? Yeah, I feel that I am better at wielding a mouse and keyboard than I am with the trusty staple of the console. And this is one of the many reasons I prefer the PC over the console. Then you may ask, “Why do you have a console controller for your PC?” That question is simply answered, “Well, I said I prefer to play games using the keyboard and mouse.. I never said I do it exclusively.” And that is true, take a look at the game play of Castle Crashers. That title is played a hell of a lot better with a console controller. I digress.
After I got past the shock of using the controller and actually picked up the game play I was starting to find this game highly enjoyable. I have to say that I was a little leery of the concept of the narrator, but I now see how it ties in to the game. And I have to say that some of the things that he has said thus far are quite ingenious. I continued on the initial area where I learned the use of the controls as well as the attack and defend styles. It was a great intro into the game and I have to give a bit of a nod to the devs on that one.
After I finally landed in the Bastion, the place that I would call “home,” I was excited to continue on and after completing the small follow-up actions in the Bastion that is what I did. I ended up clearing 4 or 5 more areas and doing 2 of the weapons challenges. I feel as though the game, so far, is well thought out and the scenery for this game is nothing that I have ever experienced before. By far one of the, dare I use this word, prettiest games I have ever played.
I intend to continue play through of Bastion to see where it takes me. If there is more to report on it, I will be sure to do so!