The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Two Incredible Nintendo Switch Games Are Dirt Cheap In The Eshop Right Now

Both critical hits can be yours for cheap, for a limited time.

9 Comments

A pair of critically acclaimed games from indie studio Supergiant are on sale for Nintendo Switch now. Both its freshman effort Bastion and its followup Transistor are less than five bucks apiece, letting you own both on the go for just $7 combined.

Bastion is $3 on the Eshop, while Transistor is $4. The studio's third game, Pyre, is not on the Eshop, and its latest, Hades, is currently in early access on the Epic Games Store.

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4Gallery image 5

Bastion was Supergiant's debut in 2011 and featured a stylish world and art design with action-RPG mechanics. It received an 8.5 in GameSpot's original Bastion review.

"The world of Bastion is brought to life with some truly exceptional hand-painted environments," Maxwell McGee wrote. "Every stylish bit of scenery is filled with tiny touches that add to the game's fairytale vibe. While the world may be filled with color, its muted tones help underscore a somber tale that grows darker and darker as you progress. It's a wonderfully crafted adventure that presents a fun and focused challenge you can customize in all sorts of ways. Once you finish, a new game-plus feature opens up that lets you carry over all your weapons and experience from the previous game. Even though it may be the end of the world in Bastion, it's still an amazingly good time."

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4

Transistor followed in 2014, with a more strategy-focused combat system that had you pausing the action to plan your attacks and combining abilities to control the battlefield. One element that remained consistent, though, was Supergiant's art style, which has remained throughout all of its games.

"There are a few astounding moments in Transistor... in these instances, it demonstrates a rare knack for combining its visuals and music to powerfully convey both narrative information and tone, driving the story forward with Red's own unwavering resolve," wrote Carolyn Petit in GameSpot's Transistor review. "So in the end, yes, Transistor is a fun action role-playing game with a neat combat system, but beautiful moments like these make it more than that. They make it a game with a soul."

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Transistor On Nintendo Switch - 11 Minutes Of Gameplay | PAX West 2018

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 9 comments about this story