Week in Arcade: Bastion

The Summer of Arcade is here, beginning with the $15 action RPG from developer Supergiant Games.


Bastion is beautiful. No, that doesn’t quite convey the sheer brilliance of Bastion’s flair, a true work of art producing wonderfully smooth, clean visuals and a crispness/polish to the gameplay that is so rarely seen anymore. Bastion is more than just a game, it’s a narrative, told through the calming voice of The Stranger, delving deep into a character known as just a boy. It’s succinct and timed, the speech never annoying, but a presence that dominates the action without overpowering it. In a year of already stellar Live Arcade offerings, Bastion is close to total dominance.