A look at Spiders' action role playing game Bound By Flame which appears on PC, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3.
No reviews for this and it releases tomorrow doesn't bode well.
Reminds me of what happened to Ryse and the review embargo.
except that Ryse is actually really good, not perfect but really good.
^ it's reviews said otherwise gamer7804
@gamer Kenshin is right. Ryse is a bad game just like knack. But the good news is that there are plenty of great games coming out in the future so I wouldn't worry about Ryse.
I have been at Bound By Flame for over 4 hours. It is very much an RPG though there are elements that as of yet haven't branched my style to the poin tmy choices have had a huge impact. That isn't unusual for me as with Skyrim I tended to be pretty even in armed combat and magic rather than picking one or the other on which to concentrate. The game has a few small issues but there are moments when it is graphically pretty decent on the PS4. Pores in the skin and such are quite visable and the lighting engine gets the job done being more than just serviceable. The enemy types are not just hack and slash affairs as you have to use varied tactics on each. The first encounter in the swamp will force you to be wise. This may not be the case on easier difficulties but certainly it is true on harder settings. For the price I payed, $49 USD, I am happier with it than I have been with some other purchases in the past. It isn't a 10, or even a 9 but it is a huge leap for them over past games I own made by them such as Of Orcs and Men, Mars War Logs, and Game of Thrones.
@mastercornholio ive lost it with reviews, its comparing one persons views to my own. Ryse was a damn good game, simple yes but i loved it even though i hate hack and slash games. I also loved knack, i can see why people would maybe give it a lower score but it was great and exactly what i wanted to play in amongst the launch lineup of games. But unless it gets 1's and 2's, never base a decision on someone elses decision
A $40 MSRP already discounted 15% prior to launch bodes even worse.
Nothing about this game bodes well.
Indeed... combat looks quite slow.
Slow and without any impact whatsoever.
I've seen a review or two. Sounded decent.
I seen people play this on Twitch and Ustream already. Sorry to say this, but its not looking good. It will get a 5 or 6 at best. Not the RPG that everybody is looking for at the moment. Dark Souls 2 rip this a new one.
Well to be fair GTAV And Dark souls 2 were in the same boat.
Its been on PSN store since last night, £50 - not a chance!
Reviews are hitting for this game now. Polygon gave it a 4, but I never listen to anything they say. It seems fun, but you can tell it was made by a low budget team. Average on metacritic is 52, that is better than some launch titles.
Was this game ported from 360/PS3 to XB1/PS4? Certainly looks like it might've been...
I think the graphics are pretty good, especially considering it was made by a smaller development studio with a fairly small budget.
I've been back and forth on this game since I heard of it... like 3 days ago - went ahead and bite the bullet since it was $33.99 on Steam + I'm a sucker for RPGs with branching storylines - hope it is decent :3
This game has an interesting color scheme. But man that combat, and the brain dead AI... Don't get me wrong, this game looks like it would be pretty fun, maybe a 6.5 if we are lucky....
Game looks ok to me but not really on my radar at the moment. Still, it's the first action RPG on PS4 so I might bite at some point.
Played a few hours on ps4. Not a bad game but can tell it had a low budget.
Man you people are so full of it. Now in no way am I saying this will be a hit, but to say the combat looks slow and the A.I. is dumb and in the next breath mention dark souls is laughable. Dark souls doesn't have slow combat? The enemies don't just stand there and let you arrow them to death? I'd bet money if they had used some dumb gimmick and marketed it to death you people would eat it up instead of attacking anything that would dent that illusion of achievement you use the souls series for, instead of just gaming.
I have played this for two hours. It isn't Skyrim but to the people making it out to be a 5 on the standard scale you are wrong. It has its faults but it has also done some things right that Dark Souls gets completely wrong. Now the game would be a 5 on my scale but on my scale almost no game ever in the history of gaming managed an 8.5 because for me a 5/10 is middle ground. I am through checking the news and going right back to it.
Don't like the art style of this game. Only enjoy games that looks realistic.
I need to speak in generals, but I wouldn't write this one off so quick. It may just be a slow burner. If you are the type that can deal with that, it could end up being a rather fun time.
It's far from ground breaking, but I'm having fun with it. The dialogue is hilarious at times, while the story is interesting. Game play is fine as well. I am not disappointed, in fact, pleasantly surprised. I am playing the PS4 version.
This umm... This looks really rubbish.
The game is pretty good. I thought it was a Kingdoms of Amalur clone, but its not. It plays different. YES, it is a budget title, but don't let that scare you off. Its a little rough around the edges, but there is fun to be had here. The price shouldn't be an indication that its automatically rubbish. It means the publishers knows it production budget was 350 million. There are nice touches here. Like cursing when you speak. I know it sounds silly, but when it comes its seems natural and appropriate. Conversations between party members. Crafting system ALL characters get a voice actor, so every line of text is spoken. Not even the triple A games do this. The combat is surprisingly skilled based, not button mashing (per-se). Get to crazy on one enemy, you will be flanked and killed. You have to prioritize, change stances, and use your entire arsenal of weapons, spells and potions. You can upgrade your equipment. Every point I spent on leveling my character I saw on the battlefield. I could see the daggers move more quickly, I could see more dodging get better and so on. The auto-save is not the best, but I like it. Makes me think about my encounters rather than rely solely on the fact that I have save game I can fall back on. I would recommend it to any rpg fan. I haven't even fully explored the demonic powers since I am only about 3 hours in. I know its cool to hate on new games that look bad, but try it out, rent it or whatever you can do. You may be surprised, like I was. And streaming and YouTubing is not the same.
I don't understand why people are expecting this to be Triple A. It's a super low budget game. And for it's price it's offering something fair for a change. If you don't like it, go ahead and throw your preorder on CoD already. because you know that shit's innovating the god damn wheel.
no ones expecting triple A just that when u swing your sword it doesn't miss your opponent and it still kills them ,or that you perform a stealth kill with the animation skills of thunderbirds :-/
just slap on a "indie game" on the cover then it would get praised for no gad damn reason.
Because how things work, right? Not quite.
just seen one on ebay he must of picked it up today and sold it same day …this game is gonna be shit :-/
That's what I did. Bought it, then first thing in the morning sold it back. Disgusted...
Really wish this game had a demo, it has a decent score on PSN, but I'm going to wait for some reviews before getting this one for sure.
Have it coming through GameFly so I've nothing to lose, the game does look like it could be fun though, seems like all the people who bought it digitally and have been streaming it say they enjoy it, say it's not the greatest game with the best graphics but it's still enjoyable to them so far, so hopefully I will have the same enjoyment.
I thought this was Lords of the Fallen. How wrong I was. I will still pick this up though. It looks like it has potential. And I am willing to support a developer like Spider. If we don't they will die out. Sure, this may be a 6 out of 10 game, but in the future they could pump out a 8 out of 10 game.
They've learned a lot from Mars War logs.
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