One of the writers at Middle of Nowhere Gaming got his hands on a copy of Bound by Flame for the PlayStation 4 early this week. Check out the review here. What do you think?
This game is the surprise of the year so far for me. $49 and didn't expect it to be so good. If you grind through a few hours, suddenly your choices start to have an impact. It is a tactical, thinking person's dungeon crawler. No brute forcing it on multiple enemies. Well done. And at night, the lighting engine for the game really pumps up the atmosphere.
I could not agree more my friend! I had no idea what to expect and was blown away by how much fun it was!
I went to your site and your review is spot on. You nailed so many things about the character of this title. I had been discussing it earlier with a friend - sent him to youtube to see your vid as well - and we were both remarking how deep and important decisions were regarding tactics in fights as well as necessity of thoughtful selections in upgrades. This game has completely surprised me and several other people as well.
how do you compare it to Mars War Logs?
tactical?!when you parry your enymy attacks, the game doesent recognize the animation. Its takes the exact same time for the enemy to attack after parrying or dodging. so when you counter attack after parrying... you suffer damage . And try to kill an enemy with a shield with 2 daggers and youll see.you cant even dodge and try to stab him in the back because theres no animations for that... Maybe its a problem with those weapons i dont know but the game is broken for my playstyle
I played it on my friend's, and yeah it's so bland and buggy. People who gives this game a 9/10 score obviously never played Dark Souls, The Witcher, and Dragon Age 1
I agree morganfell. I'm not far in mind you, but I am surprised, and am looking forward to seeing more.
I have to agree with both of you, this game came out of nowhere for me and I'm only a couple of hours in, but so far it is far better than I thought it would be. There's something about the combat that I really like...a sort of weightiness and tactical combat that I find quite refreshing. The graphics are also pretty damn good for such a small development studio. The textures could be better, but the lighting and effects really make it look good. The narrative is also interesting and I like the conversations. I don't know, it's just a lot better than some reviews have given it credit for...in my opinion of course.
i wanted this game to be atleast decent so i am very happy, will pick this up for ps4 this watch dogs wolfenstien 3 big games, can't wait to play than hopefully in summer Last of us,GTA5 and ME Trilogy
You won't regret it. Just get through the first major boss battle - be tactical and careful - and then as the game gets into the meat watch the huge impact of small choices.
Thank you dear sir, i am glad they didn't fill the world with countless fetch quests that don't matter or mean anything besides the grinding I hope moving forward we get RPG's where the main story is about 15-20 and another 5 or so hours of side quests. Focus on making them the best instead of touting our game has over 100 hours of content I will surly buy this game after the weekend, its my type of game and i want to shoe my full support to the developers
1,5/5 and now 9/10, thats what I call a different point of view.
Look at this: http://www.gameinformer.com... 8/10 from Game Informer. That 1.5 score was from some clown that thought this was an idiot hack and slash game. Choices matter here. Tactics matter.
That is precisely what I have been trying to tell people on boards/chats elsewhere. It is not Skyrim. You have to think about what you are doing in order to survive.
This youtube sold me I had to see some gameplay and learn a little I saw the bad review but it feels like this is the type of title I have to see for myself I think im going to enjoy it :)
I am no the fence with this game. It's been panned and getting some praise at the same time. I hope TB does a wtf is on the game.
I'm gonna purchase this game tonight, looks really good. And the reviews have been pretty solid too, gives me hope...that this game will shine all the way through!
? Solid reviews? Think you ain't looked.round enough it's been averaging.a 4-5 mostly
Good review. I have the patients and stamina for tactical type games so I think this game will suite me well. It seems most people either love or hate this game. I suspect most of the dislikes come from people that were expecting a hack and slash and don't have the patience or skill to over come enemies. Any reason why this wasn't released on the xbone? Small studio so left out xbone because of the smaller installed base perhaps?
Looks like arse! I didnt buy a ps4 to play this crap.
Then dont buy it ;)
I wont, dont worry. Crap.
Its not for me either but some will enjoy it. I wouldnt be able to call it crap as i havent played it :(
It looks decent enough, kind of reminds me of kingdoms of amalur visually mixed with dragon age Will look more into it, thanks
Wow another good score. Maybe I should take a deeper look into this game.
Wow, the reviews for this are all over the place! I'm on the fence about buying it, and it's not helping, lol
Yeah I have noticed. Though, based on everywhere I have posted my review, the majority of normal gamers agree with me. It is only the major publications and the random people who never agree with anyone who are saying it is bad.
Some of my favorite games are the most divisive. See my avatar! lol I'll have to give it a try
Man, I want to make an argument against this game being a good game , but I just can't see how or why I would need to. It took me all of 5 minutes to realize I threw away 50 dollars. If someone spent 10 minutes "googling" reviews, people would see that major gaming websites (ie. gamespot,Polygon,etc.)have given it low scores. It is not just "random people" or major publications. I know you want to defend your article but jeeze! You are not doing anyone any favors. Here is vg247, they have listed ratings from several websites... http://www.vg247.com/2014/0...
Middle of nowhere gaming is an apt name for a site that gives a 9 to a game like this.
There must be different versions of this game and I got the bad version. This game is terrible and I can not understand how anyone can defend it unless they work for Spiders or helped make it. I sold my game back this morning after spending 6 hours on it yesterday. Worst game ever. Deserves a 4/10 at best.
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