It comes as no surprise that Bastion earned over 100 awards in the four years since its September 2010 reveal. With its unique, engaging narrative, captivating story, and commendable gameplay, there’s a lot to love, no matter what kind of gamer you are.
Equally impressive is the Bastion Original Soundtrack. Composed and produced by Darren Korb, the Bastion OST is a hauntingly heavy mix of songs accented with a Western drawl. Somehow, Korb managed to blend the best parts of industrial, electronic, and folk music into a score that fits Bastion like a tailored glove.
Bastion has you following “the Kid” in the aftermath of “the Calamity,” a catastrophic event that destroyed his home city of Caelondia, reducing most of the population to ash. Aside from the Kid, the only known survivors are an army of cold-blooded monsters and a mysterious storyteller named “Rucks.” Upon meeting, Rucks an the Kid band together, exploring what’s left of Caelondia in an attempt to restore the Bastion, a sacred place that may be humanity’s last chance for salvation.
The Bastion Original Soundtrack features a selection of songs that are as sullen and determined as the Kid himself. Highlights include “Bynn the Breaker,” “Spike in a Rail,” and “The Mancer’s Dilemma,” and if you only listen to one or two tracks from the Bastion OST, those are a fine place to start.
Even if you haven’t played Bastion – though I pray you have – I reckon you ought’a give this one a spin.
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