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Bastion from Supergiant Games: Most beautiful isometric game ever!

Gaspode_TGaspode_T Registered User
edited March 2011 in Games and Technology
I have an unhealthy obsession with isometric games, and this is the most beautiful isometric game I've ever seen. <3 <3 <3 The art is hand drawn and amazing. :o Since it was apparently first shown at PAX I thought there would have been a thread about it here, but I didn't find one in a web search.

Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX48y24t9iU

Supergiant Games website: http://supergiantgames.com/

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Threads like this seem to fall into oblivion on this forum besides you folks are very community oriented and seem to like to talk about the same games every day, please reply to this and show some love to indie games :)

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  • ArchonexArchonex Registered User
    edited February 2011
    This looks shit hot.


    Here's a gameplay trailer. It has alot of style to it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQE6f2BzTs&feature=related


    I like how it seems the narrator is basically telling the story of your actions retro-actively as you play the game, like he's reciting it to someone in the future. Neat trick, that.


    The narrator also sounds like he's reading off the story of a grungy old western.

    "The kid finds a memento from a girl he knew. Always used to fancy 'er."


    Edit: I take it back, the aesthetics of the game seem very western, with a weird, fantasy post-apoc feel, it seems. This looks like it'd be worth a buy.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I would be a lot more excited if I knew the platform :P
    PSN? XLBA? DS network? Wii store? PC?

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PSN, XBLA & PC (Steam, I guess) apparently. Though I'm not sure if they'll all get it at the same time.


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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I really like that narration mechanic. Very fun and seems like it'll ground you in the game like you're listening to an audiobook as you play, a great idea for an arpg.

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  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I played this at Pax Prime. It's gorgeous. The staff I spoke with was great, too. They gave me a cookie because I came back a second time.

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  • dorindorin Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is this a tactical RPG? Looks great, I don't know why we don't see more games with this type of art style.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    When's the release date?

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades YOU get a hellbat! YOU get a hellbat! Everybody gets a hellbat!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It reminds me of Sanitarium

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  • Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Loving the narration. Color me interested.

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  • DarmakDarmak If someone is reading this... I must have failed.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Vi Monks wrote: »
    Loving the narration. Color me interested.

    Same here, and the art style.

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  • kid_zombkid_zomb Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    When's the release date?
    Hey, the release date is this summer. I'm one of the devs. We haven't announced the exact date and platforms yet but that should be pretty soon. The game will be playable at PAX East if you'd like to give it a go.

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  • DarmakDarmak If someone is reading this... I must have failed.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Awesome, thanks for coming by and speaking with us. Feel free to give us any info you can when it becomes available.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nice work, kid_zomb. I'll be purchasing this immediately upon release.

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  • Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    urahonky wrote: »
    Nice work, kid_zomb. I'll be purchasing this immediately upon release.

    As will I. The more I watch the trailer, the more excited I get. Is there going to be any Metroidvania action? That would just make my day.

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  • Gaspode_TGaspode_T Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Bastion needs to be added to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_with_isometric_graphics

    I'm still floored this is being done with such a small team...I looked at the Bios on website and there are...6 people? 7?? Really amazing work, can tell the love you folks are putting into it.

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Cincinnati, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This is being bought instead of Torchlight. HOLYSHIT.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    get both josh

    get both

    both get

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Cincinnati, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I refuse! Halo Map Pack. ME2 DLC. I REFUSE!

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Love the visuals, but the narrator started to grate before I even finished the gameplay video. :(
    Then the harvester returned to base with some tiberium...

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    It is a very good looking game, but the gameplay itself seems really simplistic, and judging from all the Giant Bomb demos, there are way too many enemies with way too much health. I'm worried about the pacing and if it can sustain itself over a long period.

    Probably going to buy it either way.

    All creature will die and all the things will be broken. That's the law of samurai.
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