Bastion is an action role-playing game by Supergiant Games which begins with The Calamity, the destruction of the world. The most unique feature is the elaborate reactive narration: the narrator tells the story differently based on the players actions, and does so as they player performs the ...

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Changing language

I have purchased Bastion among other games with the Humble Indie Bundle 9 and I'd like to play the game in English, but for some reason the game is in German. Is there any way to change the language ...
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Can you die / lose all your health at the very end of Bastion?

In the final level of Bastion, you reach a point where Is it possible to die after this point? Even though you still can take hits, your health bar actually goes away as does your potion count, so ...
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If I don't give Zulf the journal, what happens?

I'm replaying Bastion. If I never show Zulf the journal, does he still do the same thing as if you do give it to him? (Spoliers below explaining what happens)
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Why are there explosions everywhere?

Sometimes when I'm playing Bastion there are small explosions on the map. Not necessarily near me, or near any enemy. What's happening? Am I being shelled?
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Do I have to complete all weapon upgrades in one playthrough to get Man-At-Arms?

I'm still on my first playthrough of Bastion. If I want the Man-at-arms achievement, can I finish it up at leisure in New Game+ or do I have to upgrade every weapon before I go in for the final ...
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Do the symbols at the bottom of the loading screens mean anything?

I noticed that when I am on a loading screen, what looks like a feather scrolls across with some symbols underneath, like this: Do these symbols mean anything? Or are they just random pretty ...
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How do you get the gel canister?

How do you get the gel canister skill in bastion? I'm not sure how you are supposed to summon the turret, which is what I've read before.
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Obtaining the Idols

Is it possible to find any other idols besides the first one? I already have 4 or 5, but I had to buy them. I have tried exploring as thoroughly as possible, but to no avail.
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Getting Turret Opera achievement in Score Attack mode on Bastion

I finished the New Game + mode on bastion and went to the Score Attack mode, but forgot to get the Turret Opera achievement. It can be done with the Gel Canister secret skill, but it seems the Gel is ...
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How does Leechade interact with Bastion Bourbon?

The description for Bastion Bourbon says "Health tonics fully restore health." For Leechade, it says "-66% Health tonic potency." I know it sounds like a simple question, but does this mean that ...
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How do I counter-block the spinning Gasfellas?

Some of the Gasfellas (I believe it's the higher-level, boss-type guys) spin around and around and do quite a bit of damage if the Kid gets caught in their attack. I realise they're best dealt with ...
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How do I deal with the turrets whose projectiles circle around me when blocked?

Some of the turrets in Bastion fire very slow-moving, pinkish projectiles. Naturally, I tried to counter-block, but as soon as I blocked the projectile, it moved behind me in a really small circle and ...
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What weapon upgrades make their corresponding proving ground significantly easier?

The upgrade Tracking Critters causes each shot to automatically hit the target. I found the Fang Repeater 1st prize challenge impossible to complete without the upgrade, and extremely easy with. This ...
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What's the precise effect of Inferno Propellant upgrade for the Galleon Mortar?

Well, everything's in the title. The description line seems a bit incomplete about that upgrade: Inferno Propellant (Bombs Create Damage Fields) What's the exact effect of these damage fields ...
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Pick up without swapping weapons

When ever I pick up a new weapon it always swaps me to it, I understand this is probably designed to make me try it out, but is there any way to stop this, or at least make it so that I can choose ...
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List of spirits/drinks in Bastion

Can anyone provide a list of the spirits usable in the distillery in Bastion, as well as the Narrator's flavor text for each one? For example: Leechade - "Leechade's so sour, it’ll perk you right ...
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I've missed the use the wind achievement. How can I get it without losing my save file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use the Skyway in the Wharf District? This achievement requires you to leave the first level properly, by making use of the skyway at the end, rather than just ...
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Do I have to restart the game if I miss “Ride the Wind”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the Ride the Wind achievement? In Bastion, I have already completed the Wharf District and the game does not let me replay the level, but I don't have the ...
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How do I get the Ride the Wind achievement?

I distinctly remember Bastion having 20 Steam achievements, because it's a nice even number, and I had them all. Now, however, there are some more, a new one being Ride the Wind, with no explanation ...
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Is Bastion “inherently harder” the second time?

Well, the kid is more powerful because of all the upgrades, and has access to more shrines to empower his enemies ... Regardless of that - are the enemies in the second round harder, assuming all ...
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Where can I find the full text for Bastion levels?

Specifically, I'd like to read the story of the Who Knows Where levels. I'm sure the full text is out there somewhere, but my Google-fu is not working.
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What is the meaning of this Bastion level (spoilers)

The Sole Regret is the level where the boy finds his shield, and his first stone statue. One of the levels (inside Jawson Bog I believe) is a copy of that level, with a different narrative. Instead ...
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Can you hurt Stink Eyes in Bastion?

Stink Eyes (closed eye creatures) creatures are mostly unharmed when firing at them, if their eye is closed. Can you harm them at all in this state, or are they totally immune?
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How do “Spirits” in the Distillery work exactly in Bastion?

The potions here seem to work very differently from any other game I've played. This is how I believe they work: You have a set of potions, that you either find or buy. At any time, only one ...
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Is it possible to permanently miss items?

In Bastion, some levels have items lying on the ground. Some of them merely provide NPC dialog, others are weapon upgrade materials, all of them give a small XP bonus. The levels I've already cleared ...
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Where does Bastion store its configuration/settings?

I just picked up Bastion on Steam and ran into a small problem. By default, the game was running at my monitor's native resolution of 2560x1440, but I went to the in-game options menu and selected a ...
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Is there anything to do with upgrade materials when the weapon is already at level 5?

I'm playing the New Game Plus mode, and I keep finding upgrade materials for weapons that I have already upgraded to level 5. Is there any other use for those materials? Is there any way to dispose of ...
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How to win the pike proving ground?

Even though I upgraded my Brusher's Pike to level 5, I still can't seem to get the 1st prize in Camp Dauncy, the Pike's proving ground. My best is 10 seconds later than the threshold. I know that I ...
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Do I have to buy upgrade materials from the store to reach level 5?

The store ("lost and found") holds one upgrade of each type. So far all of my upgrades were found in the game world. Do I have to buy an upgrade from the store in order to get the 5th upgrade, or can ...
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What changes to the story/narration are there in New Game+?

Warning: potential spoilers if you've not finished at least once So I've been playing through New Game+ in Bastion, I'm on the 3rd or 4th Shard now so quite far. At the start of the game, and I mean ...
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What is the purpose of the Mailbox in the Bastion?

At the end of my second playthrough of Bastion, I was roaming around one last time around the Bastion area and noticed, to my surprise, a mailbox at the bottom right corner of the central hub. I ...
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What is kept and what is reset for New Game+?

I've reached the point of no return in Bastion's story. I know that there is a New Game+ option, however, my decision on whether or not to go forward with the story at this point hinges on what is ...
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Is there a 24th vigil?

So I'm nearing the end of my second playthrough going through new game plus. I had already purchased everything I could in the first run, got all the idols, upgrades and whatnot. But it feels like ...
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How much health do you have at each level in Bastion?

Can't seem to find it anywhere!
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Are mementos used for anything?

I've so far found two mementos, a Crystal Barrette and a Ragged Hood. Are these items used for any gameplay purpose, or like the statues, are they just used for narrative flavor? Should I worry ...
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How to win the machete proving grounds?

So far I've tackled all other proving grounds successfully (well, haven't beaten the shield one, but I understand the technique on how to do it). However, I can't really understand how to complete the ...
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What “special move canceling” combinations exist?

The in-game help mentions a technique called "special move canceling": Lastly, take advantage of special move canceling! This is an advanced technique with which you can cut short the duration of ...
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Which kinds of objects are worth destroying for fragments?

When just raging for a while and destroying objects, it's pretty clear that different kinds of destructible objects provide different number of blue fragments. Pieces of walls and masonry, for ...
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How much health does the Leechade spirit grant per hit?

In Bastion, after upgrading the shop, you can buy the spirit Leechade. This results in reduced potenecy of health tonics, but also grants health when striking foes. However, it doesn't specify how ...
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Will I be able to do a New Game+ regardless of the decisions I make at the end of the game?

At the end of Bastion, I'm granted two choices. I'm worried that if I make the wrong decisions, I won't be able to start up a New Game+, something which I definitely want to do. The reason I'm worried ...
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Are there any effects to destroying the stone statues in Bastion?

In Bastion, you will often come across stone statues of people. I've destroyed few I've already come across, however now I'm wondering what the consquences of destroying them are. Do either ...
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How do I improve my score in the Trapper Shingle challenge?

After triumphing over the Breaker's Bow challenge pretty quickly, I was feeling pretty proud of myself...only to get shot down as soon I got to the Trapper Shingle. In this room you have to use your ...
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Are you able to farm fragments in Bastion?

I've come upon my first forge, allowing me to upgrade my weapons. However, I'm leery on spending fragments to upgrade my current weapons if I wind up switching them out for different weapons later on. ...
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How do I upgrade my weapons in Bastion?

I've already started picking up items to upgrade my weapons in Bastion, however I have no idea how to actually upgrade my weapons. Do I need to reach a certain point in the story to upgrade my ...
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What happens if I don't fall off the Wharf District when it starts collapsing?

The end of Bastion's first level, the Wharf District, was quite intense, what with everything falling apart and the whole stage collapsing behind me. Unfortunately, while trying to run away, I got a ...
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What's the optimal solution to the Breaker's Barracks challenge?

In Bastion, I'm gunning for the top prize at the Breaker's Barracks, where I need to pop all the balloons in the room in as few shots as possible. What's the best solution to this puzzle? By this I ...
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Bastion opens on wrong monitor, how can I solve this?

When playing Bastion, the game opens full-screen on a monitor which isn't my primary monitor, unlike any other game. What should I do? I've found a work-around (which I have posted below), but I hope ...
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What does the squirt do that stays in Bastion?

So I started playing Bastion and so far have the first 3 cores, but there's something that's bugging me. After getting the first core and returning back to the Bastion (and getting the Squirt Lure), ...
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What happens if I try to continue my existing game after I beat Bastion?

There's a certain point in Bastion where you are warned that, if you continue, you won't be able to go back to the Bastion or into other areas. I played through that point, beat the game, and started ...