Bound By Flame Discussion
It's a decent diversion, though the game could stand to be a little longer. The ending (for those who've completed the game) left me a bit dissatisfied and confused. I felt like I'd just finished a Camus novel or something... like there was some integral component I was supposed to "get," but I somehow missed the meaning. I won't elaborate because I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
That said, I'm hopeful that Spiders studio will continue to concentrate on making RPGs, as they seem to be getting better at it. They aren't quite there yet, but the future looks promising.
The music however is great, VA is mostly great except for the female Vulcan. Characters are okay, some are more forgettable than others. Combat would be better if enemies towards the later levels weren't hit sponges but it's serviceable. There's also a lot of running back and forth so having unlimited sprint is great.
It was still fun for me (with cheats, though skill points and feat points makes leveling pointless since you don't actually get any stronger at higher levels) but this game has some very glaring flaws.
There are some glaring bugs (I know the ones you're referring to), but it was a pretty solid ride otherwise.
I think a game like this would've been better served in an open-world setting, kinda like Kingdoms of Amalur. I never really experienced the "scope" of the world and the war that had supposedly been raging for generations.
I've played much, much worse games. Bound by Flame won't win any awards, but I'd recommend picking it up if it's on sale. Like I said, it's a fun diversion.
Your spirit left the Worldheart with the original intent of seeking help for your "twin", "brother", whatever. You ended up born as Vulcan and forgetting?? Fast forward to the ritual. Brother uses this opportunity to give you the power to return to the Worldheart by giving you your flame powers (back?).
When you finally get there, you pretty much remember that you promised to come back. With your power you can either cleanse your "brother" of the corruption, and let him take revenge on the humans,or, kill both him and yourself to kill the Worldheart altogether and stop the Ice Lords. Allowing the world to create a new Worldheart with time....I think :P
I think corrupted brother was the one that sent you out and chose the vessel for your power. But at conception, not at the ritual. And corrupt brother is the voice in your head the entire time.
Something like that right? Need flashbacks to explain it better. Hard to piece a coherent story together as is. Really liked it though.
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