Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, E3 News

               
Dark theme   
PC   |   PS4   |   XBOX   |   SWITCH   |   3DS   |   VITA   |   JAPANESE   |   FILM   |   TOYS   |   MERCH


 

 

PAX: Bastion for iPad feels surprisingly intuitive

0

Shows how ports to touch devices should be done

Earlier this week, Bastion was released for iPad (2 and newer). While it's easy to be skeptical about how well a game of this nature would transfer to a touch-screen device, the end result is wonderful. Supergiant Games brought the new version to PAX Prime and I was surprised at how well it all came together.

Tapping the screen moves the Kid around the environment, as does dragging, while double tapping causes him to evade. Interestingly enough, firing is done automatically. While that might sound awkward, it allows you to focus on positioning and your weapon can be swapped with the touch of an icon.

There's also a virtual joystick setup as an alternative control scheme, though the aforementioned option seems like the clear way to go here. Everything just works as if Bastion was only ever made with iPad in mind. I can't imagine how many tweaks were involved to get the entirety of the content to be properly balanced for the platform.

Since there isn't a demo available for download, I figured giving my quick impressions would be helpful. I own Bastion already, but this is worth an impulse buy at $4.99. The pacing of the game is even conducive to short bursts of play time, too. Don't knock this until you've tried it for yourself, honestly.




You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts11628Posts2Blogs 14Following163Followers340

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


Can't see comments?   EasyList, Avast, and others may block them. Please whitelist [*].disqus.com to fix it


Unsavory comments?


Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. On the right side of a comment you can flag the user to anonymously report them (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments, or is something busted? Check our mini support FAQ

 




 
 
 
spacer