Blizzard Entertainment has begun unloading their second season of animated shorts created so as to bring life to their diverse cast of heroes and villains. I wrote an article about the previous four from the first season, which are worthy of being Pixar shorts, and if you haven’t watched them yet I’d suggest getting around to it. The short films each highlight a brief period in the selected character’s timeline that defines who they are to their very core. And that model holds true with their latest video, The Last Bastion, and does indeed feature Bastion as the lead.
It’s a heartwarming juxtaposition of robotics, programming, and warfare, with nature, forgiveness, and love. And though no words are spoken, so much is said. Even if you don’t play Overwatch, you should give this short film a watch.
In the video we get a strong flashback to the Omnic Crisis, which effectively made Bastion the last of his kind, as well as a glimpse at one of the upcoming maps, Eichenwalde.
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