Bastion Deservedly Sells Over 500,000 Copies
Bastion is one of those titles that I’d heard for a while, but just never got around to playing. That is, until the other day, when it was available on the cheap during the Holiday Steam sale. I took the minor bruising to my wallet and bought in, because hey, it could be good right?
Turns out it was beyond good, it was great, excellent even, excellent enough that I felt a profound connection to a protagonist that never spoke, to a world that was only known through the eyes of an old mustached man. While playing Bastion, I felt moral dilemmas deeper than the nuances of real life, and that is why I’m not surprised in the least bit that developer Supergiant Games reported that they broke the half a million milestone in sales through both Steam and Xbox Live.
Published by WB Games, Bastion had the luxury of having an enterprising indie developer team with a publisher with pockets deeper than the Grand Canyon, creating an experience that is both rich in quality and storytelling. So rich in fact, that after playing through the entire game in two long sittings, I decided to buy four additional copies for good friends of mine for the Holidays. If that isn’t a testament to how deserving Bastion is of all the sales and attention it has been receiving, then I don’t know what is.
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