Bastion for iPad Review – Mobile greatness
On August 30, 2012
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2012-08-30
Developer: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Price: 4.99User Rating:
Bastion for iPad is a huge multi-platform hit: more than 100 industry awards and available in several platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, XBox 360.) It is just arrived to iPads all around the world, and our time to test it has come.
I don’t play games on my Mac, so I hadn’t checked Bastion for iPad before playing it on my iPad. I had heard a lot of hype from fellow gamers and industry voices, but I was quite blank about what Bastion was or anything about it. I just knew it was an RPG with good soundtrack and nothing else. So, for a newcomer what do I think?
First let me start with a disclaimer: I don’t fancy RPG games. The closest I enjoy to that genre is classic roguelikes like Nethack or Dungeon Crawl. So… I’m far from the target of Bastion for iPad. As a result, it doesn’t cling for me. But, objectively speaking, the game is superb.
Why? It’s a million small and big things. Animations in Bastion for iPad are incredibly fluid. I love that in games I play, and is the kind of thing that make or break a game immersion. Ever since I played Another World a long, long time ago I’ve loved smooth animations above anything else. Bastion for iPad delivers. The story is also intriguing and engaging, as well as the soundtrack and effects. Controls are pretty good too: even if it can get messy with so many buttons you get used to them pretty quick. Graphics are also beautiful, the scenery (even if isometric does not suit being beautiful) is wonderful.
Drawbacks? Nothing. Except for the fact that I don’t like the genre, Bastion for iPad is solid, not expensive (for such a good game) and is backed by raving reviews by avid fans.
In short: Even if I don’t like the genre, Bastion for iPad is real good. If you enjoy the genre… it is a must.
Would I Buy Again:Probably
Who Is It For:RPG lovers
What I Like:It's beautifully executed
What I Don't Like:I don't like RPG games, so... that's a drawback
Final Statement:Bastion for iPad is a great game
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The 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
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Bastion for iPad 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!
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Ruben Berenguel is finishing his PhD in Mathematics while writing in mostlymaths.net about being a 'geek of all trades'. He also happens to be the senior editor in the What's on iPhone network: any complaints go to him!
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