We again are looking past the mainstream games are pulling out another Indie game to review with The Flame in the Flame. The Flame in the Flood is a survival game that is almost a strategic puzzle as time plays a role. You scavenge, loot, and craft all in part of trying to stay alive. Luck also seems to play a role in your push to survive as well.
This game can be addicting but can become quite frustrating very fast. You play as a female named Scout. You must be paying attention to Scout’s levels at all times as she needs real basic human needs such as food, water, shelter, warmth and energy. Scout travels down a river with her dog Aesop and must stop at as many docking points as possible to pick up and loot as much as she can to continuing to survive. When picking up different materials you learn to craft items such as warmer clothes, snare’s to catch rabbits and first aid kits. Scout can also get hurt as well as sick from old food or dirty water in which she needs medicine to keep surviving.
The Flame in the Flood is pretty detailed and entertaining but when you die, you usually start back at the beginning or at a checkpoint from very far back. The graphics are blocky and a bit juvenile but we can understand what the game is trying to portray. The fast pace of the game is great but becomes redundant quickly.
The Flame in the Flood is an excellent Indie game. We wished to see better graphics and more of a story to it. The game really is a true traveling survival game. You must think wisely and use caution as to when and where to use certain items or it could mean the end of your game. The Flame in the Flood is definitely for those who love strategy and survival games. For these people, it will fit into your library quite nicely and we would recommend.
What we like:
-Reailstic character needs
-Easy to control
What needed work:
-Limited story depth
The Game Enthusiast Team