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Video Review: Bastion

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!

2 Comments

benwa said:

Dude you can read to me any night, your voice is nothing to be ashamed of. It's actually quite sexy.Oh and now I have to buy this, I have the soundtrack already, now I need to shell out the rest of my monies

krisu50 said:

Hey Digital Lit! Great great review!!! specially for someone that hasn't done this before. Of course it had a few kinks here and there, but overall it was great. And your voice is pretty nice, of course you won't like how it sounds to you, but hey it's the same for me and I'm pretty sure a lot of people out there don't like the sound of the recording of their own voices.

I'm a pretty big fan of video reviews, whether it be of games, movies or books. So i'm pretty happy to see some gaygamerfolk giving it a shot!

If I can just offer a little advice, or constructive criticism, it would be that you speed up a little bit your speech, I'm not talking Yahtzee like speed of course, but just a little bit to keep it a bit more breezy.

Well that's it, and I hope to see more from you!

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