The Last Bastion Overwatch animated short is surprisingly moving

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You might be prone to cursing Bastion under your breath every time you hear his name, but after watching his backstory, that will most likely change. The very Pixar inspired short is by far the most moving and enjoyable Blizzard have released yet, and if you tear up whilst watching, I don’t blame you. Brace yourself, grab a box of tissues, and watch it right here:

Okay? Need a moment to soak that in? Yeah, it was a bit of a punch in the gut. The PTSD meltdown was incredibly well done and the war footage managed to capture the brutality of combat, not glorify it like you’d think a FPS game would do. Very well played Blizzard!

And for those wondering who Yvain Gnabro is, the man whose memory The Last Bastion is dedicated to, he was a Cinematic Animator at Blizzard who sadly passed away in a road accident earlier in the year. The Last Bastion was certainly a fitting tribute to Gnabro, as he had previously worked on the other Overwatch animations.

If you enjoyed that short you can check out the other Overwatch animated stories here and here. Now excuse me, I need to go play Bastion and gently weep for a while.

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