I played with a controller, as the keyboard movement is apparently quite odd, and got used to the controls quite a bit faster than in Remember Me. Though I still fell off the world every now and then when I accidentally pressed the dodge button. It is a shame the jump is granted so late into the game. It would have been neat to have from the start.
Visually Bastion is charming. The sky islands are delightfully colorful and detailed. The game is very nice to look at. I did not like the character design, though – they simply were not to my taste. And I think there could have also been more enemy variation.
Bynn the Breaker is probably my favorite piece on the soundtrack.
Many have praised the narrator but I did not like him nor did I find him particularly funny. I would rather have characters speak themselves than have a single voice tell the whole story. Sometimes his lines are paced so that there are long pauses within sentences if you do not keep walking. That got really on my nerves and I wished he would just shut up.
Bastion's story was not engaging, rather typically for an action RPG. The characters were not interesting and I did not care about them. The final showdown and the odd slow walk were also weird. Maybe I should not have decided to spare the guy.