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  • Summary: A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. For PC, Mac, and Xbox One.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Feb 24, 2016
    90
    Full of heart, charm, atmosphere, and survival, it’s one river trip worth taking.
  2. Feb 24, 2016
    90
    A powerful, emotional survival adventure, The Flame in the Flood manages to stand out even in a swiftly-populating genre.
  3. Feb 24, 2016
    82
    Fans of the survival genre will find something refreshing in The Flame in the Flood. And although it can be a little rough around the edges at times, the themes and design of the game make for an interesting and enveloping game.
  4. Feb 25, 2016
    75
    It's a rough-around-the-edges survival experience, so don't expect anything too polished or shiny. The setting is just right, and that's what can make the experience really interesting.
  5. Mar 16, 2016
    70
    If you are new to this sort of thing, it’s a good introduction but be prepared for a tough experience.
  6. Feb 28, 2016
    70
    Not the deepest wilderness survival game around in terms of gameplay, but certainly one of the most atmospheric and thought-provoking.
  7. Feb 24, 2016
    40
    I love difficult games, but The Flame in the Flood didn’t test my resolve—it tested my patience. A stellar look and an awesome soundtrack made me want to love The Molasses Flood’s first release, but with so many technical setbacks, I could hardly even stomach my time with it. I won’t be returning to the flood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 3, 2019
    9
    Atmospheric, unforgiving and great. The first hour of gameplay are excellent,
  2. May 19, 2017
    7
    Flame in the Flood is far from being a great game, but it manages to entertain and entertain with the best of it. Flame in the Flood is aFlame in the Flood is far from being a great game, but it manages to entertain and entertain with the best of it. Flame in the Flood is a great game, with a great simplicity in gameplay and a great soundtrack. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2017
    7
    The Flame in the Flood
    hurt by procedural generation
    Flame in the Flood is a rogue like survival game where you play as a woman named scout
    The Flame in the Flood
    hurt by procedural generation
    Flame in the Flood is a rogue like survival game where you play as a woman named scout who’s accompanies by a companion either asop or daisy
    There are 2 modes here, a campaign mode and an endless modes..
    Most of my issues with the game are exclusive to the campaign and are completely forgiven for endless mode…
    Mostly that in the campaign you’re at the mercy of procedural generation…
    you would think this would be a hand crafted and balanced journey down the river while endless mode would offer a randomized challenge… but no.. both are completely random…
    In this game you collect items to use as food, hydration, clothes to keep you warm, items to craft medical supplies and try to make your way down the river through the 10 different regions…
    The challenge is balance…
    Your nutrition drains by the second so you have to carefully choose when to stop at a location or when to keep going…
    Are you desperate for food? Stop at a farm
    sleep deprived or cold? Find a fire and shelter... raft taking too much damage?
    pray you’ve found bolts and wood to repair or upgrade it…
    The problem is this is less about strategy and planning and more of a desperate search for items you need in the moment…
    And again you’re at the mercy of procedural generation…
    There is no balance of supplies.. you aren’t guaranteed to get what you need from stopping at places that typically have those supplies…
    Especially medical supplies…
    MY first playthrough I had none, I had scratches and broken bones from running into enemies like boars and wolves and no way to fix them as I never ran into a drug store or was lucky enough to run into supplies to craft items while in my 2nd playthrough I was swimming in bandages alcohol and crutches…
    I feel this campaign would be miles better if it was more about managing than it was getting lucky…
    Instead the campaign only offers an end goal and a few npc characters to find…
    And if you do get lucky finding tons of food and other supplies it isn’t going to matter as the inventory is a joke…
    Slightly increased by the pack of your companion who also barks near items you can pick up or search as well as your raft…
    But it isn’t nearly enough to feel like you’re doing anything more than scrounging…
    All of this would’ve been fine in the endless mode as its own thing…
    But a campaign with no balance and just as luck based is a problem…
    Poor campaign mode but as a survival game its beautiful to look at and a pretty decent challenge…
    I give The Flame in the Flood
    a 7/10
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  4. Sep 12, 2018
    0
    Qu'est-ce qu'on mange de pas bon aujourd'hui ?... "The flame in the flood", un indé torché par deux crevards qui n'ont aucune idée de ceQu'est-ce qu'on mange de pas bon aujourd'hui ?... "The flame in the flood", un indé torché par deux crevards qui n'ont aucune idée de ce qu'ils font ou étaient en train de faire : sans doute des Alzheimer précoces de la programmation et opportunistes avec ça, puisqu'il ne s'agit que d'un jeu de survie bidon comme il y en a des dizaines... avec balade foireuse sur la rivière.

    Et s'ils sont plus niombreux à avoir démoulé un cake pareil, ils devraient s'inquiéter parce que c'est vraiment inquiétant. Les bugs sont légion et la survie là-dedans est très aléatoire puisqu'on ne trouve la plupart du temps jamais ce dont on a besoin ; elle est aussi casse-pieds (pour rester courtois) avec son interface mal traduite et mal foutue.

    L'ensemble est évidemment répétitif mais surtout d'un mauvais goût effroyable en plus d'être laid à faire peur. La musique est insupportable mais on peut lui couper le sifflet. Un étron de plus donc à la longue liste des indés pas frais.
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