I am referring to Bastion, a top down action RPG with elements of choice sprinkled throughout. I’ll highlight some of its finer points.
The entire game is in hand painted 2D, its gorgeous. I am particularly biased in this area, I have not forgotten the glorious days of 2D art.
Story: I have only been playing it a short while, so this impression is somewhat limited. That being said, The story is told by a disembodied voice of a wizened Narrator. He comments on the actions you take, this makes you feel like you are creating a story rather than waltzing through one. The replay value must be high, because this narrator does a bang-up job of keeping you invested, interested, and intrigued.
Gameplay: Plenty of weapons to choose from, variety of different ways to customize them, and the combat is fast and fluid. Difficulty is customizable, the harder you make it the better the rewards. Challenges and optional missions available for all those inclined. The gameplay will keep you coming back.
Music: Enthralling, enchanting, enigmatic, and Extr4 Aw3s0mE! ^_^
If you enjoy the action rpg genre, or your just looking for a nostalgia fix, check it out. I don’t think you will regret it.