Bound by Flame for PlayStation 4

Bound by Flame

May 9, 2014
1569th of 5235

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Spiders
Content Rating: Mature


In the action/RPG Bound by Flame, you are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in an ambitious Dark Fantasy universe. As a victim of this demonic influence, players will have to choose between the powers offered by this evil or rejection of the demonic influence in order to develop heroic talents instead. Dangers, and enemies becoming more terrifying and fearsome in battle, will be temptations to acquire more power by giving up part of the hero's soul to the demon. Progression of the demonic influence will be reflected by the transformation of the hero's body.

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
Rowan KaiserMay 12, 2014
Bound By Flame has one huge strength: the harmony between its entertaining combat and role-playing systems. Granted, its weak storytelling does weigh it down, and its performance on PS4 is a bit of a bummer, but the strong core of its gameplay powers it through to transcend these flaws. Bound By Flame’s combination of progression and action ultimately make it greater than the sum of its parts.
Blake PetersonMay 19, 2014
Bound By Flame is a frustrating game to write about as it is frustrating to play. It's not a terrible game, though, but an uneven one that could have used a lot of extra development time. It prizes the idea that you can play your own way, but it is heavily biased toward one style. As a mid-range title it would have been fine with the amount of content, but released at near full retail, it's bitten off more than it can chew; something that tastes especially poor when the meal hasn't been fully cooked.
Cameron TeagueMay 13, 2014
Bound by Flame is an RPG that has a few good ideas that are never fully realized, leaving gamers with a rather empty experience that never picks up any sort of steam. The combat is adequate, but never does anything to elevate itself. ...It’s not the worst game to pick up and play, but it is a game that doesn’t feel complete and might have been rushed to the table. Rent it if you must, but I am hard pressed to advocate that anyone purchase this mess.

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