Bastion looked a bit fun, but not $15 worth to me. From Dust has had my interest from the first preview - gonna d/l it later and buy it if I like the trial - I broke down and bought MSP for the first time in years (I got 12000 MSP for $35 a while ago and I kept winning MSP from sweepstakes and 1 vs. 100) just for From Dust. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMKUUUvjjzo Fan of: Steelers(AFC Champs), Red Wings(Central Champs)
I have both, and enjoy both. It's hard to compare the two since they are very different, but I think Bastion is the better game. Unless you have a genre preference at play here, that's what I'd choose.
Fortunately, you can easily try the trials for each if you have not.
I thought I would like From Dust better but based off the trials I prefer Bastion. I'm not buying anything now because Insanely Twisted Planet comes out next week and looks really cool. --- Not changing till the T-Wolves retire #21 Dobby is a free elf
Apparently if you buy both you get The maw not exactly sure how it works, I think it's any 2 summer of arcade titles and not sure if it's only the maw you can get but here is where i got the info http://www.giantbomb.com/from-dust/61-31722/buy-bastion-from-dust-etc-get-the-maw-for-free/35-507572/ I believe it's like what they did last year where if you bought 2 summer of arcade titles you got another for 400 ms or something like that. Personally from dust was a disappointment for me but the earth and water environmental effects are pretty fun to mess around with but other than that they missed the trick badly could have been a true continuation of Black & White's legacy. Unfortunate. Bastion I would say is the better buy but it depends what kind of games you like really both pretty good for the money I enjoy both genre's and I believe bastion is better overall.