Bastion (Xbox 360) review
"Setting right what once went wrong. Or simply smashing the crap out of everything with a bunch of weapons."
If nothing else, it can be said that Bastion is a charming and engaging game. Released by Supergiant Games in 2011 and currently available on multiple platforms, it is an action-adventure that could be considered a more openly linear take on The Secret of Mana, as you control a hero capable of utilizing a wide variety of weapons as he travels through one region after another in search of mysterious MacGuffins potentially capable of setting right something that went horribly wrong.
The Calamity struck and the vast majority of the world's population has disappeared. Your youthful character, known only as The Kid, wakes up alone and sets off to reach the Bastion -- a safe haven for people to find refuge in troubled times. He'll quickly get his first melee and ranged weapons, as well as a shield, as he travels through this tutorial region. Weak enemies will serve as opposition as The Kid learns to smash everything he can in order to claim fragments (the game's currency).
Community review by overdrive (July 27, 2017)
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