Bastion: A Game Review

At The Bastion's core, under the monument
Loading screen with tip, "Level up to raise the Drink Limit at the Distillery."
The Shrine at The Bastion with a few gods' idols. Garmuth is selected.
About to die from a Pyth bull
The underbelly of The Bastion, beneath the Monument.
Fighting an Ura at Urzendra Gate
Calamity Cannon shoots large meteor-like fireballs
Mount Zand's "Boss Fight" is 2 Lungblossoms
Submitted by DracoSys on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:52

Bastion was an amazing game; everything about Bastion was beautimous! Especially when you consider that I haven't been a huge fan of modern "platformer" style games in several years, there's a lot of weight in my saying it's amazing! I'm a gamer, through and through. Every aspect of most games is extremely important -- not just special effects and general gameplay mechanics.

Click for the TL;DR version and video if you'd like.

Otherwise, let's break a few things down for a complete Bastion game review:

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PWMB's First Four Swordsmen Attempt [Left 4 Dead 2]

Submitted by DracoSys on Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:15

After mashing through some Gib Fest in L4D2, I decided we should try a new mutation (mode or mod). I selected the Dark Carnival campaign to give the Four Swordsmen mutation a shot. Here we are at The Fairgrounds trying to be ninjas and failing horribly!

Let's Play Bastion Gameplay Video Series Complete

Rucks talking to The Kid after defending The Bastion
Lighting fire to the prickly bramble weed in Colford Cauldron
The Bastion is under siege by the Ura, an elite and very samurai style people.
Flame Bellows "Burning Carousel" special ability, burning some Ura
Picked up the Battering Ram, the ultimate weapon in Bastion
Thank You for Playing - new game mode unlocked and features listed.
New Game Plus: New game with structures, spirits and idols unlocked plus all weapons and XP from the last game.
Score Attack Mode: New game with structures, spirits and idols unlocked with repeatable areas and a scoring system
Submitted by DracoSys on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:26

It is done! Let's Play Bastion [No Commentary] gameplay video series is complete, edited, uploaded and published. About 4 hours total in video split up between each level and trips to The Bastion (home base) is what it's summed up to. However, keep in mind I left the game credits in the final video. Supergiant Games and everyone that was on the Bastion project deserves at least that much.

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Cover Photos Because Artists Are Expensive

DracoSys - Simple cover photo, just fancy text
DracoSys - Complex photo showing various characters, icons and titles from many of the games I play
Submitted by DracoSys on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:44

I'm not an artist, nor have I ever claimed to be one. That being said, here's what I have for cover photos.

Simple
The first in the line up is the base or foundation. My friend, Night Vallin of The Beard Gaming, gave me the Fireworks image for the fancy text. Stylish "DracoSys" on a blank black background with a little "Dragon wing" looking gimmick on the "r" was all him. I threw that on a black background, added a simple light bevel followed by a small glow effect to make sure the background didn't seem to swallow the dark-ish blue.

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