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Bound By Flame

2 years ago

Feature: A cold, dark and gentle place

In their haste to make “soulslikes”, devs have forgotten what makes Dark Souls unique – its level design

I finally completed Dark Souls III [official site] last week, a world that I have been dipping in and out of between bouts of listlessness since its release in April last year. It didn’t grip me like the first revered Dark Souls, but it still made me sad to know it was all over. Where could I go now for my Souls fix? The answer,…

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4 years ago

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Good Games To Play Over Christmas

N.B. I'm posting this outside the paywall from the get go because I'm hoping people will add their own suggestions in the comments and it will become a Useful Resource for those who don't know what to play over Christmas! Whether you celebrate or not, chances are you'll have a bit of extra downtime in the coming fortnight and you might be looking for games…

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5 years ago

Feature: Mana to burn

Bound By Flame review

Bound By Flame is a game written by spiders, which is goddamn terrifying. They've learned to use technology! They have our internet! They know our secr- Oh, wait. It's just Spiders, the French developers that last brought us Mars: War Logs. It's an RPG that came out of nowhere, but its fans do seem oddly rabid about it. Is it worth your time though? Here's…

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Hack And Class: Bound By Flame Gets Fighty

I don't know how to feel about Bound By Flame. I mean, it looks spectacularly competent in all ways, which I realize is something of an oxymoron. Let me explain: it's swollen - nearly pregnant - with pomp and bombast, but I can't really see what makes it truly special or standout. Developer Spiders' previous somewhat comically titled role-player, Mars: War Logs, was the same…

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A Throng Of Fire And Ice: Bound By Flame

I've watched the latest trailer for Bound By Flame six times already and I'm still not tired of it. It does everything that an RPG trailer should, describing the game's features, and showing in-engine action to demonstrate how combat, inventory management and kissy-face interactions work. There's even a brief overview of the plot, which involves a mercenary possessed by a fire demon waging war against…

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6 years ago

Fire And Slice: Bound By Flame

It's going to be very hard for a big ol' fantasy RPG to get my attention while not being The Witcher 3. From the developer of the wooden War Logs of Mars, Bound By Flame is the tale of a mercenary possessed by a flame demon. You are that mercenary! Or maybe you're the flame demon. That would be a decent twist actually, explaining away…

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Ringed By Fire: Bound By Flame

While Mars: War Logs prepares to lumber into view, news reaches us today that Spiders Studio are also working on a larger project, Bound By Flame, an "action/role-playing game [that] lets you play a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in an ambitious Dark Fantasy universe". The press release doesn't specify whether the real-time combat can be paused but the words 'Dark Fantasy' followed by…

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