Hey gaymers, I'm trying something new today. A little while back Drand came to visit and insisted that I download Bastion on my Xbox. Succumbing to peer pressure and physical intimidation (Drand is about as big as Tiny Dancer whilst I'm just a petite li'l thang [EDIT: No, I'm not calling them fat! Drand has got at least 4-6" on me in height. Geez, people reading too much into things, yeesh....]), I downloaded the game and never looked back.
I find Bastion difficult to accurately describe just via the written word, though Navi Fairy did a great job earlier this summer here, so I took my debit card for a stroll to the Apple store and picked up a video capture device in order to more completely share the game with y'all. This review would've been up a bit sooner but Bastion, while not epic in length, isn't exactly a short game. Also, I'm a total newb at iMovie and it took me DAYS to find out how to just add some black filler for one section of the video. Plus, despite a tendency to be loud and rambunctious at social gatherings, particularly when there's boozeahol to be had, I'm not the biggest fan of my own voice so I had to take a day to suck it up and pack that little neurosis away.
OH! Before I forget, even if you have no interest in the game, you must give the soundtrack a listen, which Navi Fairy mentioned last month here. It's one of the most interesting, original and memorable scores I've heard in quite some time. You can listen to the whole thing for free over at Supergiant's Bandcamp site. I love the whole thing, but I'm particularly fond of "A Proper Story", "Mine, Windbag, Mine", "Spike in a Rail" and "Setting Sail, Coming Home" which is a mashup of sorts of "Build That Wall" and "Mother I'm Here".
So here's my labor of love for y'all: an amateur video hosted on YouTube using composite video (sorry folks, no HD here) and wonky audio narrated by a guy who could use a few public speaking lessons. Enjoy!