I finally finished Bastion after nickel and diming it 1 shard and core at time for the last few weeks. Unfortunately I did so the other day while retarded tired (post 30 some hours without food or sleep). So while I enjoyed the ending, I think I may have been too delirious to understand the choices I was making.
Bastion was another example of short-winded and easy to digest bliss. The pick up and play ease of this game was just awesome. I would strongly to suggest this title to anyone with a busy schedule. There were days I literally couldn't find the time to play more than 20 minutes and still felt accomplished.
The other neat part of this beautiful little package was that I really could find no blaring fault with it. Music, Art direction, Gameplay and even the light story elements were all awesome and a perfect fit.
Bastion may not have been epic but very rarely can I say I feel a title did everything
right. In Bastion's case however, I can at the very least, say it did nothing wrong.
I need to discover more games like this.
*Dualing Pistols + War Machete = best gameplay/fun factor (for me)
* Bastion wins my newly created, BEST NARRATION IN A GAME EVER award.
*Never one to replay games, I am HIGHLY tempted to have another go at Bastion. If for no other reason than to see the effect alternate choices could have made on the ending. Couple the appeal of replay with the length of the journey and I can easily see myself going back and giving this another run. A true rarity for this Klyde.
Between finishing this and Child of Light this week, I feel ready for Drakengard 3! This will be my very first Drakengard experience. I am pumped to have at something with a bit more serious a tone then what I've been indulging for quite a while.
Started up Child of Light last night. Beautiful game, as expected. Music is great, too. It's been a LONG time since I've played a turn-based rpg so it's going to take a little time to get back in the groove.
What is real cool about Child of Light is how variable the difficulty and pace of battles can be. I got my feet wet with Normal setting/battle speed 3 and the second I found myself daydreaming and spamming attack I went and upped it to hard and battle speed 4. Totally kept me engaged and on my toes right up on through the finale!
I know you always mention how you have a hard time finding opportunities for long gaming sessions Grim, I sympathize with you. In that respect I think you'll find CoL very pleasing. Its another fine example (like Bastion) where I was able to feel accomplished with an hour or two of game time.
Now I suppose it is back to some atelier E&L before RETRO GAMING WEEKEND COMMENCES!!! Tee-hee... Terranigma here I come!