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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5. května

THE LAUNCH TRAILER!

Bound by Flame will be available on Friday! So to celebrate the week of the game launch on PC, here's a final teaser video of the most ambitious RPG from Spiders studio: a launch trailer with music by Olivier Derivière (Assassin's Creed, Remember Me), who has created an original Bound by Flame soundtrack that is thrilling and sublime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZuHy2XZ7Z0

This latest Bound by Flame video highlights one of the important elements in the game, the background story and the gameplay: the relationship between the hero and the flame demon that possesses him. The choices and decisions you make in the game will determine if you allow your demonic side to predominate and gradually transform you physically in exchange for his powerful fire magic, or if you resist the demon's control and retain your humanity to develop your heroic skills.

Your human/demon duality will have a notable impact not only on your approach to the extremely tactical combat in the game, but also on the reaction of the people around you, particularly your relationship with your companions. It is therefore a central component in Bound by Flame that will influence your game experience depending on your choices and also assure gameplay longevity: players who want to try every possible way of progressing through the adventure are sure to start the game again to make totally different decisions from the first time!

Bound by Flame will be available on PC on May 9 2014.

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25. dubna

BOUND BY FLAME, THE MUSIC TRAILER!

Bound by Flame, the most ambitious RPG to date from Spiders studios can now reveal its original soundtrack in a fabulous video with commentary from the composer Olivier Derivière and the singer Iré.

Olivier Derivière is a composer who won multiple awards for his work in video games (Remember Me, Assassin's Creed 4). In this video illustrated by many new sequences and enthralling excerpts from the game's soundtrack, Olivier tells us about his work on Bound by Flame. This is also the opportunity to discover singer Iré Zhekova, who gives her voice to some of the game's musics.

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These two artists first explain how they steeped the music in an atmosphere of loneliness and despair conveyed in the dark atmosphere of the game. They also describe how they combined a murmuring choir with the clear sound of a single voice full of emotion to produce a sense of contrast between the game hero and the flame demon possessing him.

They invented an imaginary language for Iré's singing to explore the human voice and express emotions beyond the meaning of words and to express feelings of hope and fear. A total of several hours of original music was created for the game, which embraces many different styles and also enhances the somber and unique atmosphere that is the hallmark of this epic roleplay title. You can listen to more extracts from this extraordinary musical oeuvre on the artist's SoundCloud page: Olivier Derivière!

Bound by Flame will be available on PC on May 9, 2104. The game pre-order phase for PC also opened yesterday on Steam with a special discount of 15%!

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Recenze

“The mix of combat styles, spells, and abilities is fantastic”
IGN

“Bound by Flame is like Mass Effect set in a Medieval fantasy world”
GAMESRADAR

“We're pretty impressed with Bound by Flame”
DESTRUCTOID

Informace o hře

You are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords and their Dead-Army.

In this RPG where all your choices lead to consequences, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the beast within and rejecting the demonic influence that wants to claim your humanity.

Freely develop your abilities and combat style through three skill trees: swing the heavy weapons of the Fighter, wield the sneaky dual daggers of the Ranger, or use the devastating flame spells of the Pyromancer.

Recruit companions who will live, love, hate and fight alongside you against the dreadful creatures of Vertiel, in real-time epic battles based on tactics and reaction.

The bigger the danger, the greater the temptation to draw on the demon’s power at the cost of your soul… which way will YOU choose?

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 4850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION
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12 z 16 osob (75%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
29.9 hodin celkem
Perfektní souboje,výroba a vylepšování věcí,atmosféra,společníci,optimalizace, dobrá podpora K+M ,vysoká znovuhratelnost .Hru můžu jen doporučit.
Přidáno: 10. května
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9 z 11 osob (82%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
16.3 hodin celkem
Aj keď vás Bound By Flame dokáže pohltiť a zabaviť, nájde sa množstvo frustrujúcich momentov a bugov, ktoré vám hranie znepríjemnia. Negatívom je plytký príbeh, ktorý vás ničím neohúri a ani nevtiahne do deja. Hru však zachraňuje vynikajúca audiovizuálna stránka a zaujímavé prvky ako výroba a vylepšovanie vybavenia. Rovnako aj súboje dokážu zabaviť, a to najmä vďaka vyššej náročnosti. Tých, ktorí dobre neovládate angličtinu, určite poteší česká lokalizácia, ktorá je dostupná už odo dňa vydania. Pokiaľ ste naozaj vášnivým fanúšikom RPG a máte odohrané už všetky novinky z tohto žánru, potom dajte Bound By Flame šancu. Ak však hľadáte príjemné RPG, pri ktorom sa ponoríte do jeho fantasy sveta a užijete si zaujímavý a pútavý príbeh, potom ste na nesprávnej adrese.

Viac na: http://www.gamesite.sk/pc/recenzie/18808-bound-by-flame-recenzia#ixzz32Kt2aA00
Přidáno: 21. května
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5.1 hodin celkem
Dokážete si představit, jaké to je, když se ve vaší duši usídlí ďábel? Ne? Pak byste si měli zahrát Bound By Flame, jen tak pro sichr, člověk nikdy neví, kdy mu to přijde vhod. Tato částečně nezávislá hra vyšla popravdě už v květnu, ale to ji vůbec neubírá na zajímavosti.

O co se tedy vlastně ve hře jedná? Hrajete za žoldnéře, jehož jednotka musí čelit hordám nemrtvých ovládaných pány ledu. Tyto živí mrtví jsou přezdíváni pajdavci. Hra je erpégéčko se vším, co k tomu patří, takže očekávejte levlení, skill stromy a nějaký ten roleplaying.

Zejména různé možné způsoby řešení prblémů jsou hlavní přednost tohoto dílka. Vysvětlím na příkladu: máte za úkol zajistit, aby bylo městečko patřičně vyzbrojeno. Můžete se domluvit s městským kovářem, který je ale nemehlo a jakmile mu dodáte materiály, vyklouzne z něho, že potřebuje dvakrát tolik. Nebo můžete ve slumech natrefit na človíčka, který je prý vystudovaný kovář, ale nemá výbavu, která je ztracená někde uprostřed odporné bažiny plné nevraživých nepřátel. Jakmile mu tuto výbavu zajistíte, vyjdou vám náklady o polovinu menší.

Tu a tam se démon, který vás na začátku hry posedl, zmocní kontroly vašeho těla a řečového ústrojí, což pochopitelně vede k zajímavým situacím. Máte možnost vývěru; buď s ním budete svádět mentální souboj a stavět se mu na odpor, nebo mu dobrovolně podlehnete. Je třeba podotknout, že v tomto světě je slovo "démon" bez významu, nikdo neví, co to vlastně znamená. To dodává vašemu rozhodnutí určitý filozofický kontext. Co když je význam slova démon jiný, než v našem světě? Co když se vám snaží opravdu jen pomoci, jak sám tvrdí?

Přejděme k soubojovému systému. Na výběr máte ze dvou možností: válečnický styl, který je pomalý a těžkopádný, ale efektivní, a hraničářský styl, kde hopkáte sem a tam jako laň, kterou někdo zdrogoval do nepěkné míry. Pak jsou tu i schopnosti propůjčené vaším pekelným hostem. Hádate správně, plameny, ohníčky a prskavky. No dobře, prskavky zřejmě ne. Píšu si jako mínus: absence prskavek. Já věděl, že se nějaká stinná stránka přece jen najde.
Celkově se tato hra zatím řadí mezi nejzdařilejší RPG, které zatím byly vydány v tomto roce. Osm z deseti a horda pajdavců k tomu.

Tak, to bychom měli, a teď vážně: kam jsem sakra dal ty prskavky?!

Tato recenze je také dostupná jako videorecenze ZDE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEqMX5Z4zpA
Přidáno: 26. července
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
14.4 hodin celkem
Velmi mě již od samého začátku zaujala možnost hrát za hrdinu posedlého démonem. I proto jsem ji i přes ne zcela pozitivní recenze dal šanci. Příběh je sice trochu slabší v porovnání s rpg typu Zaklínač nebo první Dragon age, ale i tak u hry strávíte pár příjemných večeru. Navíc potěší i česká lokalizace, za kterou snad autorům odpustíte i nějaký ten bug. Nyní je navíc na Steamu v akci, tak ji dejte šanci :)
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(TLDR? This review is also available in video format below for your convenience.)

Developer Spiders is a small studio that isn’t lacking ambition, after what was considered a major disappointment with Mars War Logs, they’ve tried yet again to craft a title whose quality is equal to its ambition with their new fantasy action RPG; Bound By Flame.

Set in the kingdom of Vertiel, a region besieged by a massive undead army that’s invading from the north. A group of mages known as the Red Scribes think they’ve found a way to combat this threat and are fast at work performing a ritual. You assume the role of Vulcan, a member of the Freeborn Blades, a mercenary group that has been hired to protect the Red Scribes while they conduct their research. Things are quickly interrupted as a Deadwalker army attacks their position and amidst the carnage, something goes wrong with the ritual resulting in Vulcan becoming possessed by a Fire Demon. The Demon talks to you throughout the game, offering advice or seeking to manipulate Vulcan; ultimately playing a part in the game’s moral choices as listening to the Demon can make your character appear more demonic, bolstering magical prowess at the expense of your character’s well-being or you can choose to ignore the Demon and preserve Vulcan’s humanity. Regardless of your decision, it’s clear that Vulcan is the only one able to stand up to the Ice Lords, a group of warmongering necromancers that control the vast undead armies.

Upon starting the game, you’re greeted with a brief character creation screen which only gives you a few very limited options in terms of designing your character before being awkwardly thrust into an awful tutorial section. This tutorial simply acts to highlight all of the flaws of Bound by Flame along with constant interruptions explaining the game’s various mechanics. You’ll immediately notice a lack of pacing, awkward dialogue and voice acting as well as an unmatched feeling of linearity. This leads to a very poor first impression, however gritting your teeth and pushing through this period of misery has its rewards as the game shows signs of competency later on.

After completing the tutorial, the half-baked writing immediately improves giving rise to an interesting narrative with surprisingly strong character development. Similar to The Witcher 2 and other titles, you’re faced with moral decisions that can have an effect on the game however these changes are fairly minor comparatively but still add some elements of re-playability. The decisions aren’t cleverly thought out or morally ambiguous like The Witcher 2, instead there’s generally a clear good and evil answer. This still did well to hold my interest and watching Vulcan gradually lose his humanity in favor of becoming more demonic and powerful was a welcomed addition to the game.

Along with Vulcan, there are several companions that accompany him on his journey. These characters have been greatly improved from Mars War Logs, each having their own developed story however their proficiency in combat remains the same, often dying very quickly and doing very little to aid Vulcan. The option to romance these characters also exists depending on which gender you made Vulcan however there is little development between characters and much less chemistry making romance seem like it was only added to cover all of the features offered by superior RPGs like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

Not content to simply borrow the moral choices featured in The Witcher 2, the combat is more or less identical, with two different primary melee attacks along with traps and magic. Parrying and dodging also plays a vital role. The combat while simple is quite satisfying and requires a bit of skill and timing to master. While nowhere near on the level of Dark Souls, it’s still quite solid for an RPG. The RPG elements are surprisingly deep as well, offering three different talent trees along with an in-depth crafting system. There’s a warrior stance that has Vulcan don a 2 hand sword which boosts his parrying and defensive abilities while his ranger stance equips 2 daggers, drastically increasing his speed and stealth capabilities. The third talent tree is directly related to the Demon inside of him, which consists of boosting his magical prowess and fire abilities. Playing on the normal hawk difficulty will provide a reasonable challenge and despite being simple, the combat is definitely the highlight of the game. It isn’t without flaw though as parrying or dodging an attack perfectly will result in Vulcan performing a counter-attack which can sometimes be a detriment to dodging or running away in general. Despite this, the combat is still satisfying and I never felt bored throughout its brief campaign.

The soundtrack is quite unusual, focusing on a lot of vocal chants mixed with percussion. It still fits the game well and adds to the overall experience. The rest of the audio is hit or miss though, particularly the voice acting. Some characters play the part well, while others are abysmal. It’s hard to tell whether it’s the actor’s fault or just the writing in general as the dialogue can be laughably bad at times. It’s inconsistent in general, particularly the tutorial which almost made me stop playing the game entirely while at other times, I found the narrative, setting, and characters to be engaging. This inconsistency is even apparent in Vulcan’s personality as he can sometimes act like a jerk with no rhyme or reasoning behind it. It leads me to believe that Spiders suffers from having one or two incompetent writers or maybe it’s just a case of poor translation. If this wasn’t enough, the audio can glitch out at times, often causing characters to repeat the same line over and over again.

The visuals and environments are well done. It’s just a shame that the game is extremely linear as the many sidequests are usually confined to a small area, leaving very little room for exploration. There’s also the odd graphical glitch, such as disappearing textures and pop-in. Despite the graphical overhaul, the facial animations are on-par with Mars War Logs as characters will simply move their lips while giving a blank expressionless stare.

Borrowing from The Witcher again, the game tries to separate itself into acts. Upon arriving at a new location, Vulcan will be given a host of sidequests to complete while simultaneously progressing the main story until he completes the area and moves on. Unfortunately, the game is rather short for an action RPG, running around 15 hours if you complete all of the sidequests. The poor writing rears its ugly head once more before the game's credits roll, as there’s quite a bit of buildup, and without spoiling anything, the game ends rather abruptly when there easily could have been room for another 10-20 hours of content.

Ultimately, Bound By Flame is greater than the sum of its parts and certainly an improvement over Mars War Logs as it features a solid narrative, refined combat system and deep RPG elements. It’s a step in the right direction, although once again a bit too ambitious a project for Spiders to handle. Although it has many flaws, it is still an enjoyable experience but let’s just hope they hire some better writers next time.

This review is also available in video format if you don’t feel like reading all of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVo2Oc0fRGY

Pros
+ Interesting Narrative & Setting
+ Deep RPG Elements
+ Enjoyable Combat
+ Watching Vulcan become more demonic is great

+/- Dialogue is so bad at times it’s laughable

Cons
- Terrible Introduction
- Linear & Short Length in general for an Action RPG
- Poor Facial Animations & Voice Acting
- Audio bugs, texture pop-in and various glitches
- Abrupt conclusion
- Does nothing original

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Přidáno: 15. května
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