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Sony's latest WRPG: Bound by Flame

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Bound by flame

Wow, I have a dirty mind. Once I read the “bound” part of the title, everything else they said about the game with its “deep customization” and “massive monsters” just got all jumbled up in my brain. Hmm, I wonder if that’s actually making it more appealing.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced Bound by Flame, a new RPG from Spiders Studio for PS3 and PS4. Here is their reveal trailer:

For those who don’t watch videos and prefer to read my awesome explanations, Bound by Flame is an action/RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. You play as Vulcan, a mercenary and explosives expert who has been possessed by a powerful fire demon. You can choose to fight the demon within, maintaining your heroic abilities, or let the demon consume you and grant you awesome fire demon powers. Is this a hint at dual skill trees?

Characters are fully customizable thanks to an “intuitive crafting system” and there are plenty of side quests to help you level up. Plus, you can find numerous companions to help you on your journey. Oh look, a moment at about 2 minutes into the video that shows there’s some romance action possible, too! All in all it looks like a very pretty game. I just hope they get better voice actors than they did for the voice over.

This looks like it could be a very fun WRPG. I was badly burned by Dragon’s Dogma, but I’m willing to keep trying in this genre that’s delivered so many gems. Besides, how can I say no to killing such cool looking monsters?

Bound by flame spider monster

Last Updated: February 15, 2014


  1. Jackie

    February 15, 2014 at 20:03

    companions, choices, demons, and DAT armor!!!! def keeping my eyes out on this one.


  2. Jackie

    February 15, 2014 at 20:40

    companions, choices, demons, and DAT armor!!!! def keeping my eyes on this one.


  3. Smith

    February 16, 2014 at 06:02

    I hope by “badly burned by DD” you mean it sucked away hours of your life. That was an amazing game. This looks interesting though. Unfortunately it’s also coming out in the year of Dark Souls 2, Dragon Age Inquisition, Shadows of Mordor, Witcher 3 and Lords of the Fallen, that’s ignoring all the top-down RPG’s on PC that are releasing this year. Word of mouth shall decide the fate of this one. Let’s hope it’s good as it seems promising.


  4. Hammersteyn

    February 17, 2014 at 07:29

    At first glance it looks a lot better than TESO.


  5. VampyreSquirrel

    February 17, 2014 at 10:18

    Lol! Dirty mind indeed Zoe.

    This looks pretty awesome though… the choice between demon powers and heroic powers… too hard to decide.


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