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Bound by Flame Review | MONG

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?

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morganfell1230d ago

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.

osborn20091230d ago

I could not agree more my friend! I had no idea what to expect and was blown away by how much fun it was!

morganfell1230d ago

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.

NewMonday1230d ago

how do you compare it to Mars War Logs?

Nekroo911230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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

sobotz1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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

CrashJones1230d ago

I agree morganfell.

I'm not far in mind you, but I am surprised, and am looking forward to seeing more.

starchild1230d ago

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.

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showtimefolks1230d ago

i wanted this game to be atleast decent so i am very happy, will pick this up for ps4

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3 big games, can't wait to play than hopefully in summer Last of us,GTA5 and ME Trilogy

morganfell1230d ago

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.

showtimefolks1230d ago

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

leahcim1230d ago

1,5/5 and now 9/10, thats what I call a different point of view.

morganfell1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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.

osborn20091230d ago

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.

kevinsheeks1230d ago

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 :)

rocketpanda1230d ago

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.

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