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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.

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Final Exam PSN Gameplay Footage [All Missions] [HD]

Final Exam PSN Gameplay by RealGamerNewz

The following videos are of my first run-through of Final Exam. I was a bit clumsy at first in this footage as I was still learning my way around the controls, and had yet to master them efficiently. I do make an effort to run through all parts of each level that are there to be explored but I died a few times making these completions so these are not really the optimal ways to beat each level.

Enjoy this unedited footage, I definitely enjoyed playing the game and will be revisiting it at a later time with another play-through featuring higher difficulty setting, some co-op action, and more optimal ways to play the game.

***Editor’s Note: In order to embed the videos as a playlist, they need to be set to HD mode by clicking the gearbox and switching to 720P. The first video starts off mid-game but you can view the entire first mission by switching to the full video. All missions are covered in this playlist in the order they appear in the game.

RealGamerNewz Reviewed it at a 9/10 as a GOLD Game.

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Final Exam Review

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Story: The basic plot of Final Exam begins without much complications. A crew of four are headed to a party when something goes drastically wrong. Things take a turn for the worst with our party of four ending up on the receiving end of an all-out assault by various types of monstrosities each specialized with different ways to kill you. Turns out, a mad scientist with an ironic and familiar name has unleashed some sort of virus causing normal people to be turned into unspeakably grotesque killing machines once submerged in a pitch black fog.

Gameplay: Final Exam begins with pretty straight forward action-based combat but also evolves to incorporate some interesting takes on side-scroller platforming. There’s melee attacks, shooting (with or without lock-on capability), picking up enemies and tossing them, and eventually a lot more including ramming into enemies, slamming them against the ground, mid-air physical combos, and let’s not forget 3 different kinds of grenades. There’s a good amount of different guns and melee weapons, each with its own pros / cons which must be learned rather than displayed neatly on a chart.

As far as the pacing of the story and levels go, players spend the initial third or so of Final Exam’s plot in a state of climbing desperation while getting a beginner’s mastery over the game’s controls and mechanics. Up against increasingly difficult odds, the player manages to finally begins to get a groove on and just when things start to feel slightly repetitive a completely unexpected chain of events commence quickly culminating into a final exam (no pun intended) of everything the game had to teach.

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In many ways, Final Exam is an ode to old school gaming. It relies deeply on the player’s desire to achieve impressive gameplay through developing their skills.

Controls: The controls of Final Exam are extremely reliable and fluid. This is a great thing and helps the fast-paced actions set in motion to provide the player with a method among the madness. When the player is engaged and seasoned in the title’s inner-workings, the controls allow for a seemingly endless amount of combination hits to be connected without the player once taking damage. The responsiveness and cohesiveness of the controls are a vital part of this game’s formula.

Characters / Enemies: The variety of different enemies in the game will keep you on your toes. Each one has a different vulnerability as well as a totally different attack methods. Mastering the best way to play Final Exam consists of matching which weapons work best according to your play-style and the enemies’ various reactions to each weapon. A crude melee weapon might do well to beat down certain enemies with weaker flash quicker, but a blade will be much more effective against those with thick skin.

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Multiplayer Aspect: Final Exam is built around 4 player co-op, though it is not mandatory. Players will be able to have a fun experience solo, but miss out on the fact that four unique characters have been crafted. Each character contains its own specialty skill trees which are leveled up as the games goes on through points earned in blood (typically green blood).

Replay Ability: Throughout 8 stages which take about 30 minutes to complete on Regular difficulty, and without getting all of the side-stuff done, players learn how to actually survive and have fun in Final Exam. Acting as a quiz of what the player has learned thus far, the ending to the game invites the player to push onward to unlock the real experience of Rock Hard mode.

After beating the game for the first time, there is a strong sense that finding the rest of the hidden weapons, achieving higher scores, maxing out the combo meter, and experiencing ‘Time Attack’ and ‘Rock Hard’ difficulty modes is very much a worthwhile ordeal to undertake. The quality of the game coupled with the ability to play with up to three friends (or strangers) online gives this game a decent amount of replay value for the price.

Engine Performance: No Glitches were found in our play-through of Final Exam.

Final Exam Art Work

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: Mighty Rocket Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Available On: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC

Played On: Sony PS3

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Final Exam for PSN / PC / XBLA Gets Co-Op Trailer + Steam Pre-Orders Open

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Developer Mighty Rocket Studio and Publisher Focus Home Interactive are bringing out the fast-paced, action / destruction-filled side scroller Final Exam to the PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox Live Arcade platforms. Four main characters who are accustomed to each others’ sensibilities have ended up in a hellhole of a shootout with many different kinds of sadistic creatures that want to tear your flesh and destroy your morale across a number of levels.

There are combinations and objectives for a team-based gameplay experience that features both single player and multiplayer in Final Exam, which officially releases this November 5, 2013. Keep an eye out for the official RealGamerNewz Review of the game and check out the following high definition videos of Final Exam gameplay below. 😉

PC Gamers: Pre-Orders on Steam are now open.

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Bound By Flame – Teaser Trailer [1080P HD]

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The Teaser Trailer of Bound By Flame in Full 1080P High Definition. Bound By Flame was originally announced at Gamescom 2013.

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Steam Sale This Weekend; Details Here

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Get Mars: War Logs for just $9.99 this weekend in the Focus Home Interactive 50%-75% Off Steam Sale Weekend or Get Game of Thrones for $7.49 and/or each of its DLC packs for pennies. Or if you’re looking for a bulk deal, pick up the Focus Home Interactive Special Pack for $59.99 which will net you all of the above and more as well as Cities XL, Farming Simulator 2013, and Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition. Check out the Steam Listing right here. We all know how you Steam gamers love to buy games you’ll never actually play, so go ahead and cash in those credits, it’s only digital!

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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.

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