App description: *IMPORTANT* Bastion requires an iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 4S or newer, or iPod touch (5th gen).
App Store BEST of 2012 Pick!

Reimagined for iOS, this award-winning action RPG experience redefines storytelling in games with a reactive narrator who marks your every move!

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REVIEWS
Bastion earned Editors' Choice on the App Store but that's not all! Here's what critics have to say:

"...simply astounding. This is an action RPG that deserves a spot on every gamer's iPad."
- SlideToPlay.com (4 out of 4 ""Must Have"")

"Bastion for iPad is just as good if not better than its console brethren."
- TouchArcade (5 stars out of 5)

"...a wonderful adaption of an outstanding action title... feels at home on the App Store."
- AppSpy.com (5 out of 5)

"Its a beautiful, clever, absolutely one-of-a-kind experience."
- 148Apps.com (5 stars out of 5)

"Bastion is a textbook example of how to make an iPad port."
- IGN.com (9 out of 10)

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AWARDS
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 iOS 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!

KEY FEATURES
- Stunning hand-painted artwork
- Critically-acclaimed original music score
- Hours of reactive narration deliver a deep story
- Intuitive touch controls created exclusively for iOS
- Universal App runs on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
- Variable difficulty for players of all skill levels
- Action-packed combat rewards playing with finesse
- 10+ unique upgradeable weapons to be used
- 6 powerful Bastion structures to be discovered
- 'New Game Plus' mode unlocked after finishing the story
- Game Center achievements and leaderboards
- Sync saved data seamlessly via iCloud

Bastion is the first title from Supergiant Games. We're a small developer with big ambitions: to make games that spark your imagination like the games you played as a kid. Follow @SupergiantGames on Twitter or visit us at www.supergiantgames.com.

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LANGUAGES
- Voice-over narration: English
- Text and subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian (based on region setting)

Agas's comments:

08-29-2012, 11:17 AM
#21
Might be time to upgrade my ancient iPad1. I'd love to play this one on it!
08-29-2012, 11:30 AM
#22
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Originally Posted by diffusion8r View Post
I hate to blow up the bandwagon, but in my opinion on the PC this game was pretty generic and boring. It's probably going to be amazing for the standard expected for iPad but I just couldn't get into it. For some reason, it gave me the same feel Guerilla Bob (if you remember that) gave me for the iOS app store at the time it came out - pretty but just mediocre.

Still worth trying at $5.
meh... you are probably the one of the rare few who didn't enjoy Bastion. Everyone has different expectations of games though! I have also been disappointed with some universally praised games.

The game caught me the moment the narration started. The gameplay is pretty fun too..although I suck and kept falling off the ledges. However gameplay isn't the only thing that makes bastion stands out. The beautiful art, the dynamic narration, the way the story is told(multiple endings too), some truly emotive scenes and the beautiful beautiful tracks all come together to create a great game.

It is priced pretty low too at $5? It is quite a big middle finger to all 'premium' indie appstore developers who are complaining about apps being priced too low."Look..here is a port of a multiple awards winning game on multiple platforms being offered lower than your premium ios games"

Last edited by violentv; 08-29-2012 at 11:43 AM.

08-29-2012, 11:31 AM
#23
Man doesn't anyone have a NZ account so they can tell us how it plays?!
08-29-2012, 11:32 AM
#24
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,846
Oh. No. After a year or more of dreaming of playing this on the iPhone, I should have known the developers would pull an "can only work on a larger screen".

This and TWEWY on the same week... This is the week the iPad became a RPG gaming giant, and many of you fellas became utterly broke

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Last edited by Ayjona; 08-29-2012 at 11:44 AM.
08-29-2012, 11:34 AM
#25
Bandwagon? Bastion? Now I've heard it all. This game was beloved by a large majority.
08-29-2012, 11:39 AM
#26
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Hmm, I guess it was just because when I got it for Steam it was hyped and praised as the second coming of Mario (obviously the gameplay is different but in regards to quality/influence). And I just simply couldn't get it, just like I couldn't get either version of Lostwinds. I don't know :L

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08-29-2012, 11:44 AM
#27
There's a nice FAQ about the iPad version on their website:

http://supergiantgames.com/?p=1617

Including some beautiful retina screenshots, woot!

Can't wait.
08-29-2012, 11:51 AM
#28
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" Also, due to the nature of the iPad’s screen, Bastion for iPad is presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio "
This..worries me.
08-29-2012, 11:52 AM
#29
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Originally Posted by violentv View Post
This..worries me.
You would have preferred they release it letterboxed? How would you have handled the change in aspect ratio differently?
08-29-2012, 11:53 AM
#30
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,249
After rising the FAQ, instabuy for me. $5 is a very reasonable price for what sounds like an excellent port.

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