Summary: To start, I want to say that I really do like the concept of the game. It may not be the most unique, but it certainly had promise. Avoiding a super technical review, you can sum up this game as either "A lot of wasted potential" or "A game crippled by budget". On occasion, you'll notice that if you try to attack quickly you'll end up charging for some odd reason or just not attacking, which makes little sense.
Summary: I first have to comment about the length of this game. I have read reviews on other sites where people have claimed to have beaten it in as little as 6-10 hours. I find that very hard to believe. I usually go at a medium pace with RPGs. I try to do as many side quests as possible but I don't hesitate to bypass one if it doesn't seem to be any fun and/or have any good benefits.
Summary: I suppose I'm a avid RPG gamer and I try to look for any and just about every RPG I could find. Now this game is not the greatest at all but not the worst either, for example the dialogue is weird they curse like modern day Americans and don't talk like the time period entails. The fighting style not the easiest it's slow and bulky with a two-handed sword and the daggers are easy to use but do little do no damage.
Summary: This game looks like a 3 or 4 year old game graphically. There is no replayability unless you just want to listen to all of the different NPC dialogue. The loot collection is non existent. The skill trees are just used to unlock better moves and don't really lend any character building to the game. You basically pick one of three trees and max out every move in that tree. The voice acting is average to below average.
Summary: I have been avidly watching this game as a great summer stop-gap for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dying Light, and Destiny (all set to come out this fall for PS3/PS4, respectively). Since the pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer for PS3, this kind of game definitely gets my attention as a fan of games like The Witcher, Dragon Knight Saga, Dragon's Dogma, Dark Souls, and other action-based RPGs.
Summary: This game gets 3 stars, mainly because of it's replay value. Let me break down what I mean: Does not feature a game+ system, so you literally start over fresh every time you complete the game and want to start another play through after completion. This game is good for 6 play throughs, and that's if someone is adamant about playing all 3 of the available classes as masters of each individual class with good alignment and evil alignment.
Summary: Bound By Flame is NOT a AAA title. It is a decent Action RPG which is along the lines of Kingdoms of Amalur, etc. For what it is, it's decent. Don't expect Skyrim depth. But, that doesn't make it bad either. Decent graphics, decent character development and depth, and a decent story.
If you saw the trailer and thought, "This game is gonna be epic!" READ THIS FIRST!
K. Jackson, Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: As you can imagine from the title, I saw the trailer for this game and immediately added it to my list of upcoming titles to try. The graphics looked fantastic, the fight scenes and monsters glorious and the storyline possibilities EPIC. However, when I played the game for the first time, I felt there was a drastic difference between the game I saw in that trailer and the game I was playing.