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Submitted by Germaximus 128d ago | preview

Bound By Flame First Impressions - Vault of the Gameverse

Vault of the Gameverse says:

"After getting past the first horrible hour, I really like the game. At this point I can’t insist that you purchase it but I like it. The graphics are very pretty. They’re like a mix of Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur. Not realistic but not cartoony either.

For whatever odd reason, the combat is action-rpg but with an optional targeting system like Dark Souls. I have yet to find a real purpose for it, sticking to the basic face my camera in the direction of my enemy and slash away. The difficulty of enemies is also similar to Dark Souls but with a bit more fast paced action.

I’m really glad I pushed through the first hour of the game. While I have to put up with a lot of disgustingly horrible dialogue, I’m really enjoying it so far." (Bound by Flame, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

Ulf  +   129d ago
I'm a sucker for these kinds of games. I will buy it even if it is mediocre. I thought Knight's Contract was great, for example -- most people hated it, because yeah, some of the boss fights had some bad insta-kill-wtf-moments, and forced you to restart.

Demon's/Dark Souls have some flaws too. I can live with a few flaws, if the basic gameplay and story are fun.
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morganfell  +   128d ago
You will not regret buying it.

"For whatever odd reason, the combat is action-rpg but with an optional targeting system like Dark Souls. I have yet to find a real purpose for it, sticking to the basic face my camera in the direction of my enemy and slash away."

It assists with autofacing and also the accuracy of long range flame attacks. It also allows exact selection of close in attacks when you are with a companion and they are using magic to force one enemy to attack the other you can more effectively go after the second enemy.
Germaximus  +   128d ago
Ohh I didn't realize it would help with the companion. That's pretty cool. Thanks!
Germaximus  +   129d ago
That's a good way to look at it. =) It's insanely hard for me to come across a game I can say I "officially hate". Some are just better than others.
Dustinf11  +   128d ago
This game was really good. Combat: light attack, strong attack, parry/block/counter and a really sick kick/guard break. He even throws a flying knee from time to time. Thats just the warrior class. You can switch classes on the fly too. The combat is a lot like witcher 2, but imho a little better. And I LOVED the witcher 2. The game is quite funny too, with very clever jokes and moments. I rate this game a 8.5. Its amazing a small studio made this.

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