Bastion Game Review

29 Sep

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For those who like tower defense games, Chad Town has given us a game that is different from the rest. It is a mixture of strategy, action and puzzle elements in the game. There are 3 game save slots for you to save your progress.

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Why I say this game has strategy elements in it? This is because you have to place the towers in a strategic place so that enemy ships cannot hit your towers so easily with their cannon balls. The normal action elements applies in this game as you can choose the location to fire your cannon ball from your defense towers at the ships. While you shoot the cannon balls, sounds of the fire and miss hits of the cannon balls are clearly heard in the game play itself.

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The most intriguing part of this game is that you have to connect the roads from the towers to the armories so that they have a flag on the top of the tower and they have a constant supply of firepower from the armories. You can only build roads and buildings in the green parts of the map. If your object turns red, it means you cannot build it there.

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The placing of the road uses some of Tetris’s logic. You can adjust the shape of your road parts like in the Tetris game. However, there is a time limit where you can adjust the road blocks carefully. You need precision and careful adjustments to do it well. For starters, I find it easier for me to place the towers close to the armory so that the distance for me to construct the roads is shorter. There are two buttons – the reverse button to rotate your road block and the plant object button which is shown as the downwards button situated on the bottom right of the screen.

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In the game, you can also upgrade your units and buy new weapons. Weapons like Cannonball, Powder Keg Mine, Fireball and Bomb Shell are available for purchase in the game.

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You will earn gold in the game by destroying the enemy ships. You can notice from the screen shot below that there are a few characteristics for the different warships.

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This game does have a time limit as to how long you can attack the ships around your towers on the seas. You can play the game in Survival or Conquer game modes. The basic game rules applies for both game modes. You have to position the red cross hair at the enemy targets and press the bottom right button to shoot. The enemies are moving at fast pace. You have to aim your shot and take down the enemy as fast as you can.

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Overall, I feel the scrolling of the red cross hair is slow because the enemy units are always moving. You need to move it carefully and position it to shoot. You need to use two fingers – one for scrolling the cross hair and the other finger to press the shoot button. When I doing the shooting, I will usually get multiple shots at one time so that I can ensure I got my target in no time.

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Luckily, there are some automatic fire from my tower units or I will be dead in no time. There is a tutorial to follow for new players in the game. This game has 10 Campaign stages so for a price of $0.99, I will think it is worth buying. Great game overall but need some improvements for the scrolling portion of the cross hair.

Graphics: 4.7 /5
Sound/Music: 4.6 /5
Fun: 4.7 /5
Addictiveness: 4.7 /5
Value for money: 5 /5
Overall: 4.7 /5

Check out Bastion on iTunes for $0.99!

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