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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Datum vydání: 8. kvě. 2014

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“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”
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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
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
4 z 4 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
20.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 18. dubna
Tahle hra je mimořádně povedená. Jenom nesmíte čeklat nějakou klasiku, protože jestli se tohle dá někam zaškatulkovat, tak jako neskutečně cynická dark fantasy, která se děje ve světě z nějaké black metalové desky. Černý cynický humor je tady téměř všude, možnost vysmát se naivkům mluvící o velkoleposti hodnot jako odvaha, láska, čest taktéž. V tomto světě neslyšíte žádné "winter is comming", protože zima už přišla, smrt taky a vy s tím prostě nic neuděláte.
Je to vlastně taková novela a vy si tam volíte konce, vztahy, jak dlouho která postava vůbec vydrží a cestu ke svému konci. Není zase tak dlouhá na to, abyste ji nerozehráli několikrát a nevyzkoušeli různé změny, které jsou poměrně markantní. Vztahy s postavami nejsou od bioware, tak se nemusíte bát intelektuálních korektních dialogů (na to se tu zvysoka...), ani jiných blbostí, jako spíš skutečné krutosti. Tenhle svět není černobílej a je už defakto mrtvej. Atmosféra by se mohla krájet a vy si vyberete, zda celý příběh projdete jako psychopat, sociopat v manické fázi nebo šílenec s bipolární poruchou, který neustále trpí panickou atakou.
Jo, jsou tu hodný postavy, ale i ty jsou dost pochmurný. Je tu i vtipálek, duch, kterej si váš svět oblíbil, protože spěje k neodvratnému konci a mu se líbí ta legrační naivita, kdy si někdo myslí, že vůbec něco může zachránit nebo to přežít.
Je tu temná čarodějka, která je skutečně temná (a vy s ní můžete i navázat vztah, ale bude vás to taky něco stát). Je tu naivka, kterou taky můžete .... .

Ta hra má nezvykle kvalitní český překlad (už jen ti záhrobníci, říká se jim nehynoucí), je tam hodně černýho humoru (a není pitomej) a i na lehkou obtížnost poměrně dost těžká. Grafika je velice povedená, hudba je skvělá. Jenom to není to, na co je spousta lidí zvyklá. Nehraje si to na psychogolickou sondu do duše moderního člověka trpícího existenciální krizí, ani rádoby politiku hry o trůny. Je to prostě cynická dark fantasy s horrorovou atmosférou, kde někteří nepřátelé vypadají jako necudné partie, zbytek jsou noční můry vzaté napříč světem a z jiných příběhů. Od tvůrců je to naprostý překvapení, protože do té doby dělali sice věci zajímavé, ale ne povedené.

Tohle je černý klenot vaší sbírky RPG, kterej by vám teda neměl chybět. Cynik roku.

Ovšem, pokud jste hipík a máte rádi hry kde se všichni mají rádi, utíkejte pryč a už se sem nevracejte. Stejně vás nikdo nemá rád, jen to všichni hrajou.
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4 z 4 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
14.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. února
Hru bych určitě doporučil, ale od této hry nesmíte očekávat další hru typu Gothic, Skyrim, či podobné. Hra je v podstatě lineární akční rpg s "poměrně" málo dialogy.

Za plus bych určo dal proměna vaší postavy za démona. Soubojový systém je poměrně jednoduchý, ale přesto zábavný. Osobně jsem hrál za hraničářský styl boje. Craftovací systém hodnotím kladně jak v možnostech tak jednoduchosti.

Dost vtipně působily scény, kdy člověk sotva zabil například bosse a už mluvil s postavou vedle, hra obsahuje dost podobně vtipných scén. Na rpg hru je poměrně krátká, ale když člověk vezme v potaz ne tunu vedlejších úkolů a lineárnost, tak je délka v celku adekvátní.
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
14.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. března
Bound by Flame sa rozhodne vydaril. Ide o veľmi chytlavú fantasy RPG s dobrým a zaujmavým príbehom, s peknou grafikou a celkové spracovanie hry si zaslúži pochvalu. V hre cítiť nádych velkohier ako Dragon Age Origins a Witcher. Tvorcovia hry Mars War Logs (ktorá nedopadla úplne najlepšie) sa pochlapili a na svojej ďalšej hre fakt zamakali. Aj keď to ešte stále nie je perfetkne prepracovaná hra s parádnym príbehom, určite je to pokrok oproti Mars War Logs. Hodnotím 8,5/10
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2 z 3 osob (67%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
13.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 24. prosince 2014
Jednoznačne odporúčam. Priaznivcom RPG nesmie újsť.
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269 z 337 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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38.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. listopadu 2014
The Demon Within

Personal Rating: "Worth purchasing"
Genre: Action Role Playing Game

Bound by Flame, the new action role playing game from Spiders (the same people that gave us Orcs and Men and Mars: War Logs) is clearly a game made on a tight budget and you can see, feel and hear it as you play the game. It's messy, clichéd and incredibly rough around the edges but after playing it for a few hours you can immediately see that for all Spiders faults this is a company that passionately loves what it does putting what resources it has to rather good use and that is part of the charm of playing a Spiders game. If you are looking for a AAA quality role playing game made on an over-inflated budget with the promise of an open world (with ironically very little to actually do) then it's probably best you look elsewhere but if you are a gamer who isn't so easily blinded by the strobe-light of the big publishing houses hype-train, enjoy a tighter more focused experience then I would encourage you to give Bound by Flame a go. You may, as I was, be in for a rather pleasant surprise.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=343035020
Taking on the role of a mercenary in a land that is ravished by seven power hungry and greedy Ice-Lords who command an army of the undead (you will only ever encounter one of them throughout the entire game), Bound by Flame plays out pretty much like a fantasy-lite version of Mass Effect with consequence and effect. Possessed by a flame demon it is up to you, the player, to harness the power of the demon and control it for the good of what is left of mankind or let the demon harness you in its own pursuit for world domination.

From a story telling point there isn't much new here on display that we haven't seen already in countless fantasy games, books or movies so in effect you won't really be playing Bound by Flame for its strong narrative. Characters aren't particularly well fleshed out and simply exist to fill in the genres staple trope of healer, witch, ranger and knight (of which you get the chance to toggle between as companions during your adventure through the lands of Vertiel). While the game may be lacking in characterization it certainly makes up for it with its zany and often offbeat sense of humor. Most of the people you engage with in the world will often say the most inane and ludicrous things which had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. This was something I was not really expecting, particularly from an RPG where you are once again cast in the shoes as eternal savior.

The game also falters somewhat by recycling many of the enemies you encounter repeatedly only ever introducing one or two new enemies into the mix the further you explore. I can't really fault the game on this though given the limited budget the developers were probably working within. Some parts of the game also look incredibly rushed and I have a feeling this was probably due to getting the game out onto the new consoles as quickly as possible since both the PS4 and XBONE are still severely lacking in quality first party titles so a sale here should reap far more rewards than releasing when each new consoles product backlog is booming. With that being said though, Bound by Flame does look rather good in some of its incredibly limited environments.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=340055068
Where Bound by Flame does shine is with its incredibly fast, fluid and responsive combat. Combat in Bound by Flame moves at a frantic clip and is a joy to play as you switch in and out of play styles (dual-wielding, warrior and pyromancer). It does take some time getting used to though which has the effect of making the earlier part of the game a difficult slog as you settle into a style that suits you best but once you master its intricacies and you learn when to parry and when to strike an enemy the game becomes incredibly fun to play. As you level up you are also given the choice to plow points into one of three skill trees that makes the game a little more easier depending on the route you choose.

I chose to invest most of my points into the ranger (expert) and pyromancer skill tree which made the game seem remarkably easier than it intitally was upon booting it up for the first time. Bound by Flame, whilst no where near Dark Souls level of difficulty, can at times be incredibly challenging and you will need to be constantly aware of the enemies surrounding you else you will get cornered and hammered to death within seconds. Some of Bound by Flames enemies are brutal and hit particularly hard and I found the ranger's doge ability to be a lifesaver during these intense sequences. You can also craft your own supplies and augment your weaponry and armour with items that give you stat boosts plus add certain magical types of resistance.

During combat you will often be accompanied by one of the companions mentioned above and you are given the ability to enter into a tactical menu (which slows the entire game down) while you issue orders to your sidekick during battle. This is not Dragon Age: Origins however, so don't go in expecting as intricate a system as that classic. I found that generally getting each companion to block most incoming attacks directed at them worked wonders in keeping them alive during battle so that they provided more aid than hinderance. Thankfully Bound by Flame allows you to save your progress at any given point so you will never feel like you are replaying swathes of the game just to advance. If I have a gripe here it's that companions can't really die and even if they fall in battle once the fight is over they wil be back up and running as if nothing had happend before. This was a slight disappointment as I was hoping that their losses in battle would result in their deaths which in turn would have some sort of impact on the game world and its storyline but alas this was not the case.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=339439208
Bound by Flame is now my sleeper hit of 2014. I can whole-heartily say that I loved most of every minute of it (even with all of its flaws) and had I paid heed to all the negative criticism the game got I would have probably denied myself the pleasures of its rustic charm. While certainly no classic its definitely a game I can recommend to anyone who loves a challenging aRPG diversion and is the perfect title to tide you over until the next big RPG hitters arrives in the form of Dragon Age: Inquistion and The Witcher 3.

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93 z 123 osob (76%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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13.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. listopadu 2014
So, I'll start out by saying there is no way this game is worth the £29,99 price tag that it has currently - at most it should be £20 and even that could be said to be pushing it.

The graphics look pretty good to be honest, yes you may need quite a beefy rig to play them on full, but they are well worth it. The actual game play represents a classic Action Game, consisting all of the usuals, heavy attacks, blocks, swipe attacks, as well as your magic abilities. The combt system can feel a little clunky to begin with, but once you work out the timings on when to block and parry attacks, it's OK.

I would say the mainstory is a little short for the price tag. I finished the game in just under fourteen hours. I would highly recommend you finish the majority of the side missions as to get a few levels advantage over the story, as some of the end bosses are quite challenging.

That being said, the bosses in Bound by Flame have a very Dark Souls'esk feel to them. You have to work out the best stratergy to take them down, often resulting in a number of failed attempts before it finally clicks.

All in all, this is a pretty good game, but I would wait until sale season starts before you pick it up since it is certainly not worth the full price tag.
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19.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. prosince 2014
I generally hate it when people reduce a work in any medium down to what it bears the most obvious similarities to. It strikes me as doing a disservice to the work, and more to the point, as being critically lazy. The problem when discussing something like Bound by Flame, then, is that you really can’t get around doing so, because it is very deliberately meant to be a low-priced spin on Dragon Age. It’s got enough of its own merits that it comes off as a homage or a work by fans rather than a deliberate case of follow-the-leader, with a surprisingly funny script, although it completely loses focus as you move into the third chapter, and a combat engine that has some genuinely interesting ideas built into it. The problem is that it’s not quite done yet, although there’s enough here that a theoretical sequel could be something special.

The player in Bound by Flame is Vulcan, a build-your-own hero in the Bioware tradition who has given up his or her previous life to serve as a demolitions specialist in a mercenary company called the Freeborn Blades. The Blades, as the game starts, are one of the only surviving organized groups in the world of Vertiel, which is currently under siege by an army of undead led by the Lords of Ice. Most nations have fallen, with the elves left as the last civilization standing, and all the Lords have to do is bat cleanup.

The Blades are hired to provide security for another organization, the Red Scribes, as they conduct a ritual that’s meant to provide some last chance at survival, if not victory. Vulcan’s in the wrong place at the wrong time as the ritual concludes and ends up as the unwitting host of a previously-unknown entity: a demon with powers over flame.

The central ethical issue in Bound by Flame is how much free rein you’re going to give the demon. The more power you get from it, the more it changes Vulcan’s body; soon your skin darkens to black, you sprout horns, and you end up with parts of your body constantly on fire. If you side with the surviving humans and try to save as many of them as you can along the way, you deny the demon. If you listen to its advice and ignore all other concerns in the name of gaining enough power to challenge the Lords directly, you give the demon what it wants.

The demon’s abilities represent one of three skill trees that are available to you. The Warrior tree uses a single two-handed sword and focuses on damage resistance, sheer power, and delivering massive damage with a few slow swings. The Ranger tree combines stealth and rapid attacks into a sort of swashbuckler option, sacrificing damage resistance in favor of dodges and counterattacks. Finally, the Pyromancer tree provides you with a hundred and one ways to set undead on fire.

You can switch between the three skill trees at will and improve each one point by point every time you level up. Each has an ultimate ability that’s unlocked when you invest at least 24 points into it, and heavy investment in a single tree makes the game a very different experience. In practice, you’re going to be a Warrior or Ranger with occasional points spent in Pyromancer, and both approaches are intuitive and reasonably fun with a little practice. The enemies telegraph their attacks far enough in advance that you can figure out ways to deal with them, and you have a number of alternate options like explosive traps and a crossbow that you can use to help even the odds.

If anything, the skill trees are too top-heavy. If you try to spread your points around, the early areas will prove difficult. You really want to improve Burning Weapon as fast as you can, because even standard enemies tend to have tons of health, and whatever you can do to whittle them down is worth doing.

In fact, one of the major criticisms I have of Bound by Flame is its difficulty. The combat system feels pretty good once you get used to it, but any enemy with the ability to knock you down can easily kill you, and there won’t be much you can do about it. Some kind of rapid recovery or roll would go a long way towards removing the frustration.

You can have a companion NPC with you for most of the game, but they’re usually not a factor aside from absorbing a few stray hits; enemies usually mob your companion straight away and kill him or her, then turn to you once they’re done. You have to work around that tendency for companions to be worth a damn. They all seem to have a death wish, and it’s rare that they survive even a simple fight.

In short, Bound by Flame feels like it’s harder than it needs to be. Standard enemies are tough enough to kill you in a few lucky hits, bosses can send you flying or corner you with little difficulty, and it’s rare that a death feels fair. Combined with the script losing cohesion at around the halfway point, Bound by Flame has an unfinished, generally unpolished feel that sometimes makes it a frustrating game to play.

It’s entertaining enough despite its faults that it’s worth checking out. If Spiders gets the chance to put together a sequel, with a more cohesive story and another pass or two on the combat system, this could be the start of a fun series.

Recommended

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19.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. prosince 2014
This has got to be one of the most annoying games I've played in years.

It starts off all right, but as I moved through the story I ghot more and more frustated by the minut.

ok anyway, good and bad things about the game.

GOOD

- the combat is more skill based than other games
- the combat can actually be challenging at times, that's a good thing
- the animations are smooth and so is the gameplay
- the loot (for you loot ♥♥♥♥♥s) is easy to get, press e, boom. No going through bags and stuff, you just get it all.
- the UI, inventory, quest management and so on is pretty well organised and easy to follow
- the idea for the core of the story is not bad
- swear words! I like swear words in computer games!
- the voice acting is pretty good even if the actual text is really weak

and that's it, I honestly can not think of anything else that's good about the game. (in my experience and from my point of view).


THE BAD

- it boasted player choice, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I can not count the amount of times I was given a choice, only for the opposite of what I'd chosen to be forced on me. Even when rescuing a guy who got lost in the sewars, I was forced to bring him back to camp before moving on in the sewars just a little further to complete a second quest that was close by
- the conversations with NPCs are bad, terrible
- it's a rip off of Dragon Age in many ways even going as far as having the "suspicious witch" (Morrigan)
- there was a tooltip saying that it was important to shop when in town. I was looking forward to going to town, you never do.
- speaking of which, nothing I found in shops was ever useful to me
- the enemies are totally unbalanced (I don't mean too hard, I mean sometimes too easy and sometimes too hard). Not to mention the last boss who is ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous even if you switch down to easy mode. I had a harder time fighting 3 recruits than the Lord of Ice
- the "classes" are forced on you, I wanted to play 100% warrior but leveled much higher and maxed that tree early on.
- the story is really short, there are only 4 acts and there really aren't many hours of gameplay
- the friends you take with you are entirely useless !! I mean totally useless, they do no damage at all to the NPC enemies, the only use in having them tag along is in tanking some of the lowbie mobs (for a short while before they die)
- though the combat is the strong part of the game (imo) some aspects of it drove me mad. For example, it does happen that in the case of point and click fights I spam the mouse button. That usually isn't a problem but in this game, the commands are chained for a bit, so if the mob does something which requires you to use another skill, you have to wait for the chain of attacks which you spammed to finish. That was very annoying.
- You'll probably finish the game in less than 20 hours even if you do all the side quests.. that's very short imo.


Some people asked on forums whether this game was like Dark Soul, I haven't played Dark Soul yet, however I can tell you that on normal difficulty (Hawk), I died regularly in common fights. That's a good thing though, cause there is a bit of player skill involved in the combat.

One last thing, I didn't put the graphics in either good or bad because even though they are not very good, they aren't very bad either. The environment is mostly cartoony than real but I guess that also means you get a high FPS and smooth gameplay.

All in all, even though I bought this game with a 75% discount, I regreted it and would only recommend it for someone looking for a cheap RPG but who has really nothing else to play.

PS The last boss is ridiculous, did I mention that?
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6.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. ledna
Lets keep it simple.
Dark Fantasy Story : 8/10
RPG Elements: 9/10
Sound: 6/10
Music: 9/10
Gameplay:8/10

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding Dark Fantasy Action RPG, this is it. Wait for it to be on sale, hit the install, and have fun. The combat can be unfair at times, but this is not Dark Souls. The action combat is like Witcher & Gothic had a baby. The skill trees are great and very fun to test out. The voice acting is ....meh, but I have seen worse movies. The soundtrack is quite good, you won't be humming anything at work, but adds to the game. You can't compare this game to some AAA title. The effort and love put into this game shows at its core. Spiders had a story to tell and they had fun doing it. Enjoy!
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Přidáno: 1. května
Bound by Flame is a Third-Person, Story-Driven, Action-Oriented RPG developed by Spiders & published by Focus Home Interactive, the very same duo that conceived Mars: War Logs.

You are thrust into the harshness of Vertiel as Vulcan, powder master of the Freeborn Blades. The Blades along with the Elves & the Red Scribes fiercely stand as the last bastion of civilization against the might of the seven Ice Lords & their Deadwalker minions who seek to plunge Vertiel into an everlasting Ice Age. You – Vulcan – stand on the precipice of Vertiel. Will you be able to stem the frozen tide?

Before embarking upon your journey, you will be met with the character creation screen. The options present are few but include the ability to change hair/face type in addition to customizing your character’s name. The option to choose gender is also present.

Vertiel is a harsh & unforgiving land with varying environments, from tree-filled swamps to death-ridden sewers. The environments are linear, disjointed & feel claustrophobic at times despite much of the game taking place in outdoor locales.

There are three unique skill trees – Warrior, Ranger & Pyromancer, which allow you to customize your playthrough. There are several different weapon types as well. Ultimately, you’ll have to allot skill points according to which weapon you desire to use throughout. While there is some wiggle room in the ability to customize your character, it is somewhat limited as to variability. Also present is a feat system that grants a wide array of bonuses to crafting, health/mana, exploration etc., depending on how feat points are spent.

The combat feels fluid & rewarding upon dispatching your enemies into the afterlife. The boss fights are of particular note, as they are quite difficult & well-thought out in their construction. The final boss encounter was a personally euphoric experience. Even the most battle hardened will experience difficulty here.

As you adventure throughout Vertiel you will encounter foes & allies alike. Foes will become friends & friends will become foes, instigated by war’s untimely wrath. Certain allies will be able to join you on your adventure & assist you in battle, providing everything from damage absorption to the critical heal that will permit the eventuality of victory. Unfortunately, their use is highly variable & they become almost useless in certain drawn-out encounters.

Bound by Flame has an in-depth crafting system, enabling the crafting of potions, traps & even weapon/armor upgrades to slay the most formidable of foes. Much time can be wasted perfecting each piece of equipment to desired playstyle.

The dialogue in Bound by Flame is its Achilles’ heel. It does not suit the fantasy environment in any capacity whatsoever. The facial animations are equally as poor. Coupled together they provide a major drawback for any player seeking an immersive fantasy experience.

The art style & graphics provide a suitable backdrop. Other than being simply existing as a medium for the story to unravel, they don’t provide much in the way of eye candy. There is also a literal plethora of cut scenes rendered with the in-game engine. The majority of them can be skipped however, if heart longs for battle.

Olivier Deriviére, creator of the soundtrack, also creator of the soundtrack to Remember Me, pulls no punches in creating a phenomenal score that exudes both wonder & excitement. Getting lost in the different bits & pieces of it are a certainty & a joy.

In conclusion, Bound by Flame is a mixed bag in the RPG genre. It flourishes in its strengths but continually stumbles upon its mistakes. Despite its drawbacks, Bound by Flame is note-worthy & very much worth a try for fans of the genre.

7/10
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17.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. ledna
+good atmosphere
+great music
+challenging fights
+good story

-too short
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22 z 31 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
38.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. ledna
the Good: - great visuals/graphics
- good music, good (enough) voice acting
- engaging story, interesting characters
- great leveling and equipment upgrading systems
- fun combat

the Bad: - controls out of combat are sluggish (can get stuck on corners)
- quest log and map could use improvement
- very limited character creation

Bound by Flame is a very good game overall, just keep in mind that it is not a big-budget, AAA title. It's a little rough around the edges, the characters aren't too deep or memorable, but the story is good and the combat and crafting aspects are fun. Fighting off multiple enemies can be a challenge so learning enemy strengths/weaknesses is important. Armor pieces can be upgraded and recycled into materials providing for myriad ways to customize buffs/debuffs. It's somewhat linear, but there are many side quests to help expand the game world.

Give this one a chance (and a little time to grow on you) and you'll probably find a hidden gem.
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9.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 14. ledna
Bound by Flame is a 3rd Person Action RPG by Spiders Studios. You play as a mercenary who must save his land from a walking dead army through the use of powers granted to you by a demon.

Bound by Flame is very rough around the edges, full of "jank" as some lovingly, or not so lovingly, describe. It is evident in myriad ways, from the dialog, to animation, to overall plot of the story. This is not some extremely polished AAA title, but it is not without its charm. Ultimately it had enough of that charm to keep me playing until I completed the story.

The gameplay is similar to Legend of Zelda, or a very paired down God of War. There are no combos, kill streaks, or anything of that sort. You can parry, block and dodge attacks; choose from 3 main strong style weapons (axe, hammer, sword); try stealth mode with daggers; or use a small selection of fire-based spells to attack your enemies. Combat can go a little slow at times, with some enemies having a lot of health, and I found myself at times running around in circles so I could slowly heal or chug some health potions. Your companions are mostly useless, but the one that casts healing spells can come in handy at times. Overall, I wouldn't call the combat the game's strongest point, since it can get very repetitive. There is not much variety in types of attacks, and you will be battling the same types of enemies over and over and over.

The graphics in Bound by Flame are impressive for a smaller studio. There are glitches here and there with the occasional floating piece of armor, but overall I liked the way the world looked. Some of the character faces are a little bland, but I liked the look of most of the enemies.

The dialog and voice work was probably my favorite part of the game. There is a very peculiar sense of humor present in this game, with the hero never beyond dropping a witty one line when the option presents itself. I did find the frequent use of curse words to be quite funny, because who wouldn't want to drop an F bomb at an Ice Lord trying to take over your realm.

The story is not something that hasn't been seen before. You can see bits and pieces of other works present in the plot, but overall it works. I was a little surprised when the game ended, because it seemed like everything was just wrapped up a little too quickly and there were still many threats that were discussed but never addressed. Also, the endings didn't really do enough to tell you what happened. Some major characters were just never mentioned at all. One ending just cuts to the credits without really giving you any idea of what was going to happen. That was disappointing.

Overall, Bound by Flame is a game I can recommend, but just barely. I believe its short length works in its favor, because although there still seemed like there was much to do in Vertiel, there wasn't enough variety in combat and enemy types to keep me wanting to do it much longer. I enjoyed the ride for what it was, a campy 10-15 hour fantasy RPG.

Grade: B-
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20.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 29. ledna
I dont know what is for people bad on this game. I love it, its not the best game of all times, but its good. Iam a RPG lover and this is for me intresting. First fighting styl, you can choose forms and styles of fight, you can fight from distant or you can kill enemy with you dagers, sword, traps, magic and other thinks. Story is not bad because there are choices, you can choose the ending and thats for me a very big +. When you love fighting, elfs, magic, and stupid demons in your body try it.
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7 z 9 osob (78%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
22.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. února
As far as action-RPGs go , this is an average game. Not the worst, and no the best. It is rough around the edges, but can also be great fun a times. Combat is both frustrating and entertaining. Dialogue can be charming , and then embarassingly bad. The bottom line is I can only recommend this game, when it has a sale. You can forgive it's shortcomings when you have paid less than half-price.
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30.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. dubna
This game may be tough to play but u gonna love the story, music and the atmosphere.
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26.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. dubna
Criminally underappreciated and underrated. Meta and review scores are insulting - the game is way better than lots of modern AAA titles.

Great: music, gameplay, story. Crafting system deserves a medal. Each weapon and armor has its own list of upgrades that actually look different. Your choices make difference and there are several endings. Combat is smooth and challenging, mostly skill based - you can't really grind and try again, you have to use different strategy or lower the difficulty which you can do at any time.

Game is also not open-world. Its very linear and small, which is its best part - where other games make you run around and just lose time - this game just gives you concentrated fun. Good for gamers who value their time. 10-15 hours to complete.

The game has its flaws but if you aren't picky you wouldn't even notice them: Voice acting gets better later on, deaths and strong enemies are to be expected and if you don't compare it to other games it wouldn't annoy you with similarities. Oh and play it with gamepad, its much smoother that way.

Overall - highly recommended. On sale - must buy if you like challenging combat and enjoy learning from your deaths.
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7 z 10 osob (70%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
27.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 26. února
BOUND BY FLAME - STORY RPG

Solid rpg ( good battle system ) but it consists in 50% of the game time in conversations with the other characters ( so if you dont like that and think its boring dont buy ) and 50% gameplay ( the levels are really small and linear )....the biggest flaw in my opinion is that the game take a large portion convoluting a story about 7 ice lords with mystical powers and large battles - but the scale of the game world is really really small in contrast to the story - no epic feel at all - 7.5/10 - recommended for the fans of the genre !
-i like the stealth option in game
-i dont like that if the area is cleared and you return the enemies respawn !
-also the replay value that comes from different choices you can make in the game based on your conversations doesnt seem that appealing to me because of the lack of excitement in the game world ( ex : romance by conversations has a finality of a 3 seconds kiss sequence ) - i don't see myself replaying :)
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1.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. dubna
I got this game on sale for $7.99. It's well worth it on sale. I know a lot of people compare this to DarkSouls. I've never played it, but this game is pretty good. The fighting system is pretty complex.

I die a lot......because I just like wacking the ♥♥♥♥♥ out of everything. You have to be tactful.
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4 z 5 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
16.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 20. dubna
+good atmosphere + story + music + dialouge (mostly)
+max graphics are good but some fake backgrounds
+challenging fights with a better witcher 2 combat system (play on easy, end boss hard)
+sweet crafting and upgrading equipment system
+8$ sale price
+fov slider

-too short (16 hours)
-takes forever to find anything without quest markers
-same voice actors they use in their other games that are sometimes bad
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