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Bound by Flame

Rating Summary

Based on 70 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

7%

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Based on 70 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Summary: Bound by Flame has very high expectations of itself. But its plagued with bugs, has an uninspired combat, mediocre story all of which has led critics to not suggest this game

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 8, 2014
PCMay 7, 2014

Developer: Spiders

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Genres: Action, RPG

You are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords. In this RPG where every choice counts, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the beast within and rejecting its demonic influence.

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While parts of Bound By Flame are messy, its combat is strong enough to keep the fire stoked.

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The combat is fun in parts and the characters grew on me, but so much more of Bound by Flame is tedious, frustrating, and unpolished.

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Simply by staggering across the finish line first, Bound By Flame may seem to be an attractive proposition for PS4 RPG fans, but don't be fooled. With its shonky cut-scenes, its outdoor sound effects that play indoors and its linear maps, this is in no way a current-gen experience. It's a budget offering at a premium price - and a poor one at that.

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Bound by Flame doesn't put too much weight on the important choices you think you're making, but its rich customization options and smart combat system are sure to give you that power you're looking for.

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