Bound By Flame is the latest ambitious release from Spiders. Does it match up to the lofty amount of hype bestowed upon it? According to James Knack of n3rdabl3... not so much.
And there I was, being disagreed at for saying the game would have 50-60 Metacritic average and thinking it was because of my low expectation. Now I know, you were downvoting because I was too optimistic! Riiiight?
The next review (or first I saw as n4g puts newest posts first) lists this as a 9. Rpgs, especially low budget rpgs, tend to have more problems than big budget rpgs. I want to see what bound by flame averages, though. I will say I'm less inclined to take a review with "l33t sp34k" in it's brand as serious, sorry.
Polygon ripped it pretty bad too. Not that bad, but pretty bad. Shame, I was looking for an RPG to get into.
Well I don't think much of Polygon. I have 4 hours in it so far and will be likely spending the rest of the night with it. It isn't a 9 or a 10 but it isn't the CoD of RPGs either.
I agree morganfell. I'm enjoying the story. The dialogue is funny at times. I'm also looking forward to seeing some areas/creatures. I am enjoying it.
Holy crap was I wrong about this game. It went from being an okay game to something far better than that. I just entered the swamp for the second time. If you have been playing the game then you know what I mean. You travel through the first time then you re-enter on missions. The game has become a tactical dungeon crawler but it's outdoors. They really nailed the game play once your upgrades and crafting start to make a difference.
Polygon probably deducted 2 points just for it not releasing on the Xbox one.
I have it on pc but I am yet to install it because I am too busy with the Diablo xpac at mo but from the looks of it I will be enjoying this game when I get around to it.
I freakin love this game. I've put about 7-8 hours in so far. I don't know what they're talking about. If I had to give it a score I would give it a 7.5.
No doubt, it's awesome! This unheard of reviewer is on crack! Fantastic rpg with just the right amount of balance!
I'm still on the fence about this one. I love my RPG's, be they Western OR Japanese.
I expect bad reviews, I hope I am wrong but odds are it is a pretty mediocre game. If it does turn out good I will get for cheap early next year for PS4 or maybe PC if there is a good sale. I wish they would have made Xbone version though (that is if it is good lol)
THis is complete bulls**T,i´ve been playing the game ,it is not a 1.5,the amont of desesrepect for the work of this studio and it´s people is unbelivable... Just because it´s a not any famous franchise ,or hip brand. Yes the game is far from the quality of many recent Rpg´s but it´s notorius that even thou it had a thight budget it was made with alot of love. the story is cool,the voice acting is decent and funny,it´s very mature topic in it´s converstions,the crafting sistem is okay and the combat reminds me of the Witcher and it´s hard,brutally hard,nearlly old school hard,recentlly finishing Dark Souls 2(twice) going for NG++,i´ve had to admit it´s a challenge and entertaning. So i´d give it a solid 7. 1.5 is just insulting to the people that love their work and must worked really hard to provied us with a acceptable qualitty product,at least this is my opinion. Peace
I agree whole heartedly. Its funny when its meant to be funny. These are mercenaries and some of the ticked off comments are well laid down. And you are spot on, it does remind one of The Witcher. Also the crafting system requires some thought and sacrifice due to the crossover of some items. Yeah you may get that sword upgrade now but you are going to wish you had crossbow bolts later. Very well done.
It´s like people don´t even try to enjoy gaming anymore...gaming is also accepting the flaws in the games,their part of the fun... The dude just saw the bad and bashed the game because "he can".it´s the internet. Glad to see that i´m not the only one that really enjoys gaming and that comes with enjoying the little titles as well... Cheers
^ exactly. Some of my favorite or most memorable games weren't the perfect ones. People pass over memorable games now and only buy the AAA 90+ metacritic, and by doing so are missing out on some great experiences. Sometimes its the weird quirks that make a game magical after you accept it and play with it. So many AAA 90+ games are becoming formulaic and predictable.
Yeah, you can tell when a studio is passionate about their game vs being told what to do vs thinking they are just going to take in money no matter what they do. I have yet to see spiders as doing either of the later two points in this.
Fully agreed,got it for PC,played it for about 5+ hours and I enjoy it even with the crappy lip syncing. I too would give it a 7/10 some of the enemies(especially bosses) are well designed that even full AAA rpg titles don't come close to.
gameinformer gave it an 8/10. I feel like its a good game if given a chance. Games from these smaller devs are reviewed more harshly anyways. This EXACT game with a more popular IP name would've gotten higher scores everywhere.
Yep,my point exacttly.
If I gave a game a 4/10 or below (1.5/3 is a 3/10) it would be because you can tell the studio ONLY wanted to profit, and literally didn't try, just DIDN'T TRY to make even a mediocre game...
Exactlly,even so recentlly the case of Battlefield still breaks my heart as a gamer and as a consumer... Even thou the game runs pretty much flawllesly now in my Ps4 it is an perfect example of AAA titles preciding quality of the final product to profict. People neeed to understand ,studios like Spiders don´t have the budgets like other studios have like DICE or BUngie(500 million) o0? The minor issues the the game has do not make it a bad one,and they are understandable. Cheers
It had an interesting style but I could tell from gameplay that it wasnt going to be good...the enemies dont even react when they're hit....that kind of stuff started with PSOne...we should all be on the same page by now
I don't know, the game looks cool, i will try it.
What are you guys talking about? Watch some youtube let's plays of it ... it looks like great fun!
no comment lmao
After reading the review, sounds like the guy was in a bad mood because he's a fps guy, not an rpg guy and had to spend his time playing it. Seriously, It's an awesome game. Not perfect, but a lot of fun. I'd give it an 8/10. Nothing to see here people. Just another reviewer trying to get his site some more hits.
I don't need any review, I just go to Playstation Live and See the game for my self and it plays very good. Is not dark souls but it still good.
This score is too low for almost any game out there
Sounds like this guy is in a bad mood.
Looks like absolute arse!
Bad review its actually very insulting to Bound by Flame devs i'll give this "reviewer" 1/10 then ! Game is not bad at all played only 3 hours now but i would give it 7/10 for now...
Bad game, why the gloves?
excellent game 20+ hours in ,, this reviewer needs to pull his head out of his ass
Is he writing a video game review or is he trying to be a grammar Nazi?
He was going on a rant on how the developers of this game spelled the main character's name 3 or 4 different ways and whining about other things that have absolutely nothing to do with gameplay. Hence the term, grammar Nazi.
I'm playing this at the minute and it's great,mad voice acting,great combat,descent story and good graphics. All in all better than a good few out there and I'm happy I spent £40 on it. The replay value might not be high for some but I'm starting on the easiest setting and not stopping until I've done the lot. Me I would give it 8/10
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