Imagine a function that everyone's invited to. It's all over social media and touted as the biggest event of the year. You plan on going because all your friends and colleagues intend to, but days pass and you forget to RSVP. Your calendar stops functioning and you lose sight of all your big appointments. You press on regardless, making sure everything's ready prior to the big day as you frantically search for your invitation. Time goes by and you get distracted, forgetting about your plans and your schedule. You finally locate your invitation and head to the venue, only to find a fish and chip shop where a reception should be, and that the big event was held three years ago.
That's how late I am to this party.
Released in 2011, Bastion
is a game that belies its indie origins, combining great gameplay with colourful art and an amazing soundtrack composed by Darren Korb
, making for a complete package that puts some bug-ridden AAA games to shame. The haunting song that plays during the closing credits, Setting Sail, Coming Home
, will likely remain in your head for days, along with the urge to keep playing. Bastion
is a lot of fun and I can't recommend it enough. If, like me, the game has been languishing in your "to-play" list for a while, waste no more time. Play it now. You won't regret it.