31st August 2012: Bastion Rebuilt
Bastion all done. Despite how much I liked the style, especially the audio, I could feel that the repetitive gameplay was starting to bore me a little. So I sat there for several hours and made myself finish it, as I didn't want yet another game to slip through my fingers without completion.
Had a bit of a lucky break really with the soundtrack. Darren Korb, the main man behind it, did a great job, and it kept giving me nostalgic flashbacks to the TV show Firefly. Anyway, after a bit of investigating I discovered the Humble Bundle downloads were still active, so I've been able to download it even though the Bundle ended weeks ago. Pretty cool.
Bull, you are shit
I'll hit you with my bommyknocka!
The end? Make your choice.
29th August 2012: Rebuilding The Bastion
And for the last couple of days I've been playing another one of the Humble Indie Bundle games. This one is called Bastion, and it's an interesting little beast. It's a little similar to the button-bashing-boredom that was Diablo 2, though without the multiplayer option, and with greatly expanded combat mechanics and a strange, more interesting, storyline.
You play as "The Kid", a character that looks about 12 even though he's already supposed to have been a soldier for 10 years. In the wake of a calamity that destroyed your city, you are looking for special cores and shards to re-construct a place called The Bastion. It's a cool, simple little game, with awesome narration and fun combat against funny enemies. The only problems I have is that some of the weapons are awkward to use, so I stick to my trusty hammer and musket combo, and the fact that it's really, really easy to fall off the edge of the "world". Can get frustrating at times.
Weird miner enemy is about to get spanked
Meeting some poncy new dude
Smile you son of a bitch!
I think I'm about half way through it so far, so will knuckle down to get it done. I've still got the Witcher from GOG to get into, and have also recently purchased Torchlight, another Diablo 2-esque game. Hopefully it will better than Diablo 2 much like Bastion is. Or I will have wasted my monies.