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The Technomancer Announced for PS4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC

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Cyberpunk theme meets the Post-Apocalypse setting in a freshly revealed upcoming Action RPG which will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC platforms next year from publisher Focus Home Interactive. Being developed by long-standing development studio SPIDERS (responsible for unique and interesting titles such as Mars: War Logs and Bound By Flame), The Technomancer brings players through an ordeal which pits them against a covert martial force on Mars known as The Secret Police in the midst of ongoing war. Players must make use of branching dialogue choices, crafting weapons and equipment, as well as engaging in intense combat while gaining allies to fight by their side along the way.

The Technomancer brings a science fiction approach to defining the source of electricity-based powers which remain somewhat mysterious to the characters involved in this struggle against injustice. Eventually uncovering the secrets behind this cybernetic / magical technology is perhaps one of the keys to gaining the power to overthrow all that is wrong with the establishment on Mars as players take the role of a Technomancer themselves.

This title will feature a full-fledged inventory system in addition to 3 different fighting styles, 5 different endings as well as various rewards and paths based on player choice, plus the ability to recruit companions full of back-story. Although not much is known yet about the basis of its plot, there seems to be a clear enemy force to be reckoned with in The Technomancer with no shortage of creatures and conflicted neutral opponents standing in the way.

Will we get the chance to use reason and logic, or be forced to live and die by the lightning-sparked blade? More info on this game as it becomes available. You can also sign up for the Official Mailing List at thetechnomancer-game.com.

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Bound By Flame PS4 Review

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Bound By Flame is the Action RPG for the next-gen gamer, and PlayStation 4 owners won’t want to miss out on this one. Already being compared to heavyweight titles in the genre, this Spiders developed title delivers its own flavor of swordplay to the industry and carves out more room within the niche market of hardcore dungeon difficulty video games.

We’d also like to take a moment to commend the development studio Spiders for their efforts to introduce unique tactics that can be utilized such as having bosses help you take out opponents before taking the battle down between the two of you, as well as the Bound By Flame’s great soundtrack, tense and entertaining adult language, conflict, and crews in the fantasy world setting. Dialogue and path choices made by the player branch out giving the game a bit of added depth to the experience. Beyond that, entire events in the game will be altered based on decisions to do with the storyline and the fate of the people you’ll meet throughout your journey.

in terms of the gameplay, Bound By Flame doesn’t disappoint. After a few introductory ‘kills’ and some getting used to the feel of the controls this game’s combat system truly shines. Falling somewhere comfortably in the middle between the typically polar brutal or easy games in its genre. Instead, Bound By Flame (perhaps unexpectedly) provides a polished and refined live action battle system that is rich with replay value and customizability but more importantly just feels right.

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The heads-up displays featured in this game provide what feels like a much more tactical and advanced experience in contrast to other hud-less titles. Similarly, the intricate and quality precision of the battle system allows a more traditional Action RPG feel based on skills and fun factor reversing a recent trend focusing on exact button press timing and extreme artificial difficulty.

Some points were dropped due to a small amount of screen tearing during some of the story cutscenes in the beginning of the title but when you’re actually playing gameplay the frame rate and engine performance is totally solid. this can probably be fixed in a patch, and doesn’t effect gameplay at this time. The main playable character speaks, and the story is pretty decent. You’ll notice that no matter what you type in your name as, your character is referred to by the same name out loud. This is a bit weird at first, but not really a problem since the story is fleshed out. Perhaps the character naming exists just to identify multiple save files for various play-throughs at any given time? Who knows.

Improvements have been made on the core mechanics expected in the game, such as grabbing items just by one button tap which results in the character quickly kicking in a chest and instantly adding the items to inventory, crafting equipment such as traps and potions on the fly, and switching between skill-sets that cater to attacking enemies with different ways – just a few examples of how optimized features replace incumbent ‘hang-ups’ of recent titles (such as waiting for animations that repeat many times throughout the game).

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Players are encouraged to select a difficulty that best suits the play-style they intend to use. For example, foraging for lots of items and facing brutal odds is reserved for a higher mode while the game can also be played with a lower degree of complexity and resistance. Collecting materials and crafting will be essential either way, but coming up with almost nothing in terms of item accumulation really forces the skill factor on battles and produces the intensity that this title’s genre has now become known for in the modern age of video games.

Graphically the game is great to look at. On the PlayStation 4 Spiders has shown that they are capable of producing good visuals. The textures and art inspired for each zone feels different and the presentation of enemies during battle gives something the eyes enjoy scanning rapidly during fast-paced gameplay. Combat in the fantasy genre doesn’t always get the best pixel counts either, so it was appreciated that Bound By Flame kept a visually appealing front-end to what results in a thoroughly enjoyable leveling system.

Introductions, tutorials, and thinks of that nature are always a chore. Bound By Flame provides something of a ‘go-there, get-this, talk to that guy’ introductory section that may drive some players away. As a rule of thumb, developers should make a point to start off Action games – with Action. However, I heed you not to hesitate in pushing passed this formality because it fails to represent the clamoring fights that await in the actual game. Moves may also appear primitive or basic at first, but new animation, battle timing, and moves are added to the game regularly as players progress and select which areas of gameplay need improving. This can potentially change an entire play-through and customize Bound By Flame for any play-style.

Bound By Flame RGN

In Bound By Flame players take the role of a character who is literally Bound By Flame. The demonic presence of fire within the very spirit of the player threatens to escape and while trying to contain it must be utilized in battle through various magical moves such as throwing fireballs, setting weapons on fire, and using shields made of flame. As the game progresses forth, our travelling character begins to evolve and gain new abilities with more gameplay elements being fed into the experience at a steady pace keeping the feel of the game fresh and fun.

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Final Verdict:

Bound By Flame is a must-have next-generation game, point blank. Perhaps with a few more tweaks and the addition of co-operative play Bound By Flame could have been a perfect Diamond Game. This Action RPG surprised us and blew away our expectations with a focus on integrating traditionally expected quality into the emerging sub-genre of brutally difficult fantasy combat titles. Spiders and Focus Home Interactive have out-done themselves and we hope to see developers re-think projects currently brewing to make games that are more like this! RealGamerNewz rates Bound By Flame a 9.4 out of 10 making it an RGN Gold Game.

Overall Score: 9.4 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Developer: Spiders

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Available On: PS4 | PS3 | 360 | PC

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz in advance of release by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Bound By Flame Soundtrack Composed by Olivier Derivière (Composer of Assassin’s Creed IV) w/ New Trailer

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Bound By Flame hits PlayStation 4 as well as PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 next month (May 9, 2014 to be exact) and today publisher Focus Home Interactive and development studio Spiders who are behind the upcoming Action RPG have released the following Full 1080P High Definition Music Trailer.

For those keeping tabs, Olivier Derivière has worked on such titles as Remember Me and Assassin’s Creed IV and has now composed the Bound By Flame Soundtrack. Iré is a singer being featured in the soundtrack as well who takes part in this creative process. Below today’s Bound By Flame Music Trailer you will find links to more work from the composer.

New Bound By Flame Screenshots Showcase Hero Customization Gameplay Elements [Hi-Res] [Official]

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Today we are blessed (or is it cursed?) with the screenshots to upcoming PlayStation 4 multi-platform title Bound By Flame. This game, which falls into the Action RPG category, is expected to release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, and Sony PS4 on May 9, 2014 (in North America). Focus Home Interactive is publishing the game with Spiders, the development studio behind Mars: War Logs. Today’s Press Release detailed a number of key points re-iterated about the game’s upcoming RPG feel. Those who remember the Combat Videos released subsequently will feel the full implications of choices made in the game so together these elements appear to offer a promising and fresh mix of gameplay.

The following screenshots show off character customization and the various styles of Heroes in the game. Gameplay elements discussed also include customization of items, crafting in-game, and more. Take a look at this excerpt from the Official Press Release below.

“You therefore play a mercenary of the Freeborn Blades, who is possessed by a flame demon at the start of the adventure. When you start a new game, you are free to choose your character’s look: gender (which will affect some of the dialog, particularly with companions and potential romances), facial features, ethnicity and hairstyles.

But your character customization doesn’t end there; you will find and create new items of armor during your quest using the ingenious in-game crafting system. Not only will this have an impact on your combat tactics using the bonuses you have been granted but it will also alter your appearance, because each armor item can be customized with various extras, i.e. shoulder pads, knee pads and a range of other protective features, each having a particular style. The combinations are infinite, so each character will be unique!

Last but not least, you will be faced with many choices and dilemmas during your adventure. Depending on your decisions, you can perform heroic actions to reject the demon’s influence or be consumed by the power of the flame by allowing yourself to be controlled by the demon’s will. This demonic influence will be shown in the different stages of your transformation, and you will become increasingly demonic and less human! These screenshots illustrate all this using a selection of characters you can create and play in Bound by Flame!

Bound by Flame will be available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC on May 9, 2014.”

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PAX East 2014: Bound by Flame (PS4 / PC / PS3 / 360) – Combat Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Combat Trailer of Bound by Flame is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Action, RPG
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Focus Home Interactive
Developer(s): Spiders
Release Date (NA): May 9th, 2014

Bound by Flame (PS4 / PS3 / 360 / PC) – Combat Gameplay #1 [HD 1080P]

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The Combat Gameplay #1 of Bound by Flame is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. This game is expected to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC and is scheduled to arrive on May 9, 2014 from development studio Spiders and publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Bound By Flame (PS4 / PS3 / 360 / PC) Gets New Screenshots + Release Date

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The upcoming role playing game from development studio Spiders has been given a release date alongside the announcement that Majesco will be handling North American distribution for developer Spiders and publisher Focus Home Interactive. This title will be focused on tactical battles with grueling enemies, and today new screenshots were released for it as well. Bound By Flame is expected to release on May 9, 2014 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC platforms. For more info / videos check out the links to our existing pre-launch coverage below these newly released (and stunning) in-game screenshots.

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Don’t forget to check out our past Bound By Flame coverage below:

 – Bound by Flame Overview Trailer [HD 1080P]

 – Bound By Flame [PS4/PS3/360/PC] Gets Story Trailer As Release Draws Closer [HD 1080P]

 – Bound By Flame – Teaser Trailer [1080P HD]

 – Bound By Flame PlayStation 4 Announcement [Hi-Res Screenshots]

Bound By Flame [PS4/PS3/360/PC] Gets Story Trailer As Release Draws Closer [HD 1080P]

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Check out the newest title from the developers of Mars: War Logs (our review here) as its release window of Q1 2014 draws closer for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC platforms. Bound By Flame features a main playable character who is torn between being possessed by a fire demon and being himself. However you deal with this is essentially going to make for one hell of a ride, pardon the lame puns I’m throwing around today I promise I’ll stop after this one. Check out the Full 1080P High Definition trailer below as released by developer Spiders and publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Mars: War Logs Combat Trailer Released by Focus Home Interactive

The upcoming Action / Adventure RPG Mars: War Logs has its battle system and gameplay premise showcased in today’s Combat Trailer. Publisher Focus Home Interactive sent us over the video today and we happen to think it’s looking more than a little interesting. The game will be available this year for download on PlayStation Network as well as Xbox Live Arcade and is also being released for PC. Check out the trailer below for this game being developed by Spiders.