PS4′s 2014 RPGs – the best role-playing games releasing this year

Bound By Flame – ‘Early’ 2014

Action RPG

Following optimistically in the footsteps of more action heavy games like Dragon Age and The Witcher Bound By Flame is classic LOTR style fodder focusing on magic, monsters and swords. Watch the trailer and you’ll know exactly what kind of game developer Spiders is hoping to make. The twist here is that the player is possessed by a demon and character development revolves around choosing between its darker, dehumanising powers or going for more heroic options – the real-time combat has different skill trees according to what you go for. The choices you make influence your appearance and the story, with talk of companions adding friendship and romance options. There’s also a crafting system to keep you busy.