Bastion is one of those games that has been near the top of my backlog for years. From all accounts, it was a hit when it debuted on the Xbox 360 on July 20, 2011, and in the years since, it has gone on to appear on damn near every platform, like an indie version of Resident Evil 4 or Skyrim. I first acquired it through a Humble Bundle in May 2012 and have checked it out a few times since, but never for more than a half-hour or so. In fact, I’ve spent more time listening to the soundtrack in the intervening years than actually playing the game! Obviously I think the soundtrack is great, but hey, it turns out the game is pretty good, too! Continue reading Bastion [Switch] – Review→
I’d always heard about the Humble Indie Bundle, but never bought in until I learned more about it courtesy of jsicktheslick and his post covering the Humble Indie Bundle 4. It came packed with seven critically acclaimed games and their soundtracks, DRM free for as much as I wanted to pay. As the name suggests, these games are developed by smaller studios and usually don’t have the multi-million dollar marketing plan behind them. Even though the developers might not be grossing as much as they would off each individual sale, they’re probably getting into the hands of many more consumers then they would’ve otherwise and that’s awesome.
Now that I’m in the know as it were, I bought in on the just-released Humble Indie Bundle V. It contains Bastion (I’ve heard nothing but praise for this hand-drawn action-RPG), Amnesia: The Dark Descent (a survival-horror game that I’ve also heard good murmurings about), LIMBO (a well received artsy puzzle-platformer often compared to Braid), Psychonauts (one of video games’ hidden gems that I have yet to play), and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (a game that I played on iOS).
Each one of these games is critically acclaimed and wonderful in their own ways, and you have the potential to get all of them and their soundtracks for as much as you want to pay. While I still have plenty of games to play from the previous bundle, I jumped on board right away and picked this one up, and I recommend you do the same!