Check out my review of the game here: Bound By Flame review
This past week has been all about finding the best possible way to upload large screenshots. Flickr works well for making the higher-resolution stuff available, but the images don’t seem to be picked up by search engines for whatever reason. That’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, of course, but having images show up in search results helps drive traffic here, so it’s definitely a consideration. Between that and my overwhelming hatred of Yahoo, I’m going to try to use XOMF when possible now that their site is functional again. After all, most of my screenshots are already hosted there, so it just makes sense to stick with them. XOMF does have a habit of occasionally going down (sometimes for hours or even days), but rest assured that they always bring the site back up.
I wouldn’t exactly call Bound By Flame a “must-play” game. In fact, if you spend more than fifteen dollars on it, you’re getting ripped off. It’s short, frustrating beyond measure, and filled with boring fetch quests and randomly respawning enemies that made me want to quit on a number of different occasions. That’s not to say that it’s a horrible game, mind you—the characters (for the most part) and lore are actually surprisingly interesting, and there’s even the ever-popular element of choice to spice things up. Still, its mechanics and many of its quests drag the whole thing down to the point where I can’t really recommend it, though you can see occasionally see glimmers of the great game that almost was.