Meet the Demon in Bound by Flame
You are a warrior of the Freeborn Blades, a group of mercenaries known and feared throughout Vertiel. But as the Deadarmy breaks into a ritual organized by your latest employers, things turn sour and, and you find yourself suddenly possessed by a flame demon.
After your initial surprise, and that of your companions, you start feeling the power of the demon within you, running through your veins… but this power, should you decide to use it, comes at a price: your very own humanity.
Impact on the story
Your adventure in Bound by Flame will change radically according to the relationship you have with the demon: will you yield to the formidable power it gives you, or will you fight to preserve your human self?
At several key points of the story, you will have to make crucial choices, between using the demonic powers offered to you, or choose a more heroic path and preserve your humanity.
Be wary, as your choices will impact the reactions of the various characters and your companions… ultimately, the very way the story unfolds will depend entirely on your decisions.
Each of your decisions will have an influence, not only on what and who is around you, but also on yourself!
The more of your humanity you give up to the demon, the more powerful you will become, affecting your appearance as your soul becomes more and more corrupted.
Venturing the “demon path” will transform your character, through different stages which show the progressive grip of the demon over your human self.
These transformations are not only aesthetic, but but have also an impact on your equipment.
When you reach a certain point on the demonic path, your character begins to grow horns, prevent him from wearing a helmet.
Further away on the demonic path, your burning chest will worn out your chest piece of armor… while this will have a negative impact on your defense, keep in mind your offensive potential will be bolstered!
Choosing to take the demon path is not a decision to take lightly. It is very costly, yet involves some powerful new abilities!
Impact on the skills
The combat in Bound by Flame offers various ways to destroy your opponents, and your choices throughout the story have a strong impact on your combat style!
Letting the demon take possession of you will grant you its powers, transforming you into a reckless pyromancer with a large panel of fire spells
But this newfound strength comes at the price of defense, which will be reduced in effectiveness, as your armor, not fully covering your body anymore, leaves you more vulnerable to physical attacks.
Since you are now also partly a creature of fire, you will be more vulnerable to frost elemental damage.
The constant inner battle between Vulcan and his demon is a key element of the story and gameplay of Bound by Flame.
It will deeply influence your experience of the game by altering how the story unfolds, the visual appearance of your character, and your gameplay in the numerous aggressive encounters that you will meet in Vertiel!
Ultimately, the very conclusion of the game will also be dramatically changed… which way will YOU choose?