Bound by Flame

Bound by Flame Reviews Summary

Summary: Bound by Flame has very high expectations of itself. But its plagued with bugs, has an uninspired combat, mediocre story all of which has led critics to not suggest this game

Rating Summary

Based on 70 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

7%

Critics Recommend

Based on 70 critic reviews
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4 / 10
May 12, 2014

Simply by staggering across the finish line first, Bound By Flame may seem to be an attractive proposition for PS4 RPG fans, but don't be fooled. With its shonky cut-scenes, its outdoor sound effects that play indoors and its linear maps, this is in no way a current-gen experience. It's a budget offering at a premium price - and a poor one at that.

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54 / 100
May 10, 2014

The combat is fun in parts and the characters grew on me, but so much more of Bound by Flame is tedious, frustrating, and unpolished.

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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
May 12, 2014

While parts of Bound By Flame are messy, its combat is strong enough to keep the fire stoked.

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3 / 10
May 11, 2014

A Frankenstein's monster of other people's ideas, that if not for the sleazy script would be laughable in its desperation to include every fantasy cliché imaginable.

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May 8, 2014

Bound by Flame doesn't put too much weight on the important choices you think you're making, but its rich customization options and smart combat system are sure to give you that power you're looking for.

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8 / 10.0
May 8, 2014

Fun combat, customization, and decision making overpower the cliché plot and monotonous enemy lineup

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4 / 10
May 7, 2014

Bound by Flame is a rickety role-playing game that bites off far more than it can chew.

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4 / 10.0
May 7, 2014

Bound by Flame is a generic mess

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May 8, 2014

Bound By Flame is a number of good ideas poorly crafted into a final product. The story itself is rather generic, with poor dialog and voice acting preventing you from getting emotionally invested in the world. The core combat is good, but once it meets with the larger game, it begins to break down. Even an excellent crafting system can't save Bound By Flame from being a budget RPG. If you can find it for $15-20, it might be worth a go for action-RPG fanatics.

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May 18, 2014

Bound By Flame is a frustrating game to write about as it is frustrating to play. It's not a terrible game, though, but an uneven one that could have used a lot of extra development time. It prizes the idea that you can play your own way, but it is heavily biased toward one style.

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