Bastion has some issue on OS X where controllers don't register properly. I booted up Transistor and that was fine, so after some (pointless) googling I ended up using USB Overdrive to get the controller to mimic the keyboard. But it wouldn't work if it was set to only work in Bastion. If it was a global setup, though, it worked. But now I can touch my controller and do this:
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Capital letters courtesy of one of the buttons being tied to shift. This means I am playing Bastion kind of like a dual stick shooter since it wants to use the mouse and keyboard together - gross. But it is working so I'll mess with it.
Why am I not playing Bravely Second?
I like it, but I have a human body. And I am having trouble with the parts of my body that are not my head and hands when playing any portable. Well, on a train I have no issues. But at home I tend to lie down and by the time I get to games at home, lying down means sleepy time. And as my only chairs are in front of my iMac or the dinner table, that just feels weird to play that way. But maybe I should? I'm not sure "feeling weird" is a good reason to not do something I want to.