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Story and gameplay in Bound by Flame launch trailer

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Bound by Flame is one of those games that could go either way. As a sprawling B-tier RPG with the scope – but without the budget – of AAA titles it’ll likely lack the polish you expect from full-priced retail games. It could, however, make up for that with heart.

Here’s its launch trailer.

“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,” says the included marketing fluff. “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!“

It’s out on Friday for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s pretty damned ambitious stuff from Spiders – though this sort of thing is certainly in their wheelhouse. Spiders was formed by veterans responsible for the Silverfall games. Their last game, cyberpunk action RPG Mars: War Logs showed promise..but ultimately had too many shortcomings to make it stand out. Let’s hope that’s not the case with Bound by Flame.

It’s a budget title, retailing on Steam for $39.99. the console versions, however, seem to cost full retail price. It’s £42 on Amazon.co.uk, which equates to an eye-watering R741.40, though UK’s GAME has it for a much more palatable 35 squid. Locally, you can pre-order it for R669 on PS4 or R535 for the last-gen versions.

Last Updated: May 5, 2014


  1. Umar Returns

    May 5, 2014 at 12:34

    I was never really hyped for this game, but I must I must say this trailer had got me tingling a bit inside. That background music coupled with the narrator was excellent, will keep an eye on this one.


  2. Hammersteyn

    May 5, 2014 at 12:43

    I’d play as the character that can body slam enemies seen at 1:25. Mike Hagar I miss you so….
    Any reviews or opinions on this yet? The trailer looks good enough to warrant a purchase but it’s just a trailer.


  3. Kensei Seraph, Sparkly Samurai

    May 5, 2014 at 12:45

    That trailer looks dam good.

    I like the flame demon’s personality.
    He seems cynical and world-weary and has lost whatever altruism he once possessed.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 5, 2014 at 12:57

      I should demand royalties for them using my character.


      • Kensei Seraph, Sparkly Samurai

        May 5, 2014 at 13:09

        Maybe I should have mentioned that it’s personality is a result of centuries of watching humans, elves and similiar.


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 5, 2014 at 13:16

          I look good for my age.


    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 5, 2014 at 13:04

      I thought you would like the sparkly ones?


      • Kensei Seraph, Sparkly Samurai

        May 5, 2014 at 13:08

        Well I would have preferred an ice demon to a flame demon and ice can sparkle so maybe?


        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 5, 2014 at 13:14

          I knew it!


          • Kensei Seraph, Sparkly Samurai

            May 5, 2014 at 13:14

            Although from the trailer it looks like you will get an ice demon possessed companion.

  4. Jedi JJ

    May 5, 2014 at 12:49

    First I’ve heard of this. Looks quite decent.


  5. Brady miaau

    May 5, 2014 at 13:02

    Been looking out for this for about a month.

    Trouble is the following: Looks good, sounds good. But may not be good. Been burnt too many times.

    Demo is required to see if this is worth the quite frankly not budget price.


  6. Jonah Cash

    May 5, 2014 at 14:16

    I have been telling you all for weeks that either this or Wolfenstein will be a great game!! Maybe we are lucky and both are great games…..


  7. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    May 5, 2014 at 14:30

    Why such odd pricing? *folds arms*


  8. Ryumoau

    May 5, 2014 at 17:39

    i hate that us console gamers have to pay so much compared to the pc version. I bet even the digital version on psn won’t be that cheap. 🙁


  9. Ryan

    May 6, 2014 at 13:23

    Just ordered it – I quite liked “of Orcs and Men.” And I’m just trying to whittle away some time until DA3, Pillars of Eternity and the big one – Witcher 3, so it fits the bill.


  10. Eduard Maria Sanuy Moya

    May 7, 2014 at 13:27

    I’ve watched bound by flame gameplay on youtube and looks pretty good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX1pSmf4ZSg


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