A dark aesthetic and stiff difficulty make this a shining example of the genre
18 June 2013
Conclusion: In The Binding of Isaac, you play as Isaac who is being hounded by his mother who has heard a voice from God telling her to sacrifice Isaac in his honor. Isaac flees into his basement where the game becomes a top-down shooter and the story becomes unfortunately irrelevant to the proceedings.
Pros: Different stage layouts each playthrough make replaying easy Randomly chosen items with a variety of effects, both visual and mechanical, further encourage replay Satisfying, challenging combat Easy to put down and pick back up later Effective morbid aesthetic Great sound design
Cons: Copious amounts of repetition required to reach the end, more than the game's variety can justify without breaks Bullets' trajectories are affected by the velocity of their source which gives aiming an unexpected learning curve The random nature of the game makes some attempts needlessly frustrat...
Summary: Surprisingly addictive as the game looks completely outdated and a very pale copy of a Zelda-like. However, the cleverness resides in the rogue approach and the tons of items and upgrades that make each game very different and the replay value humongous.
Summary: I really don't get the low scores for this game. People saying this game is repetitive and has boring gameplay are so wrong. This is a very challenging game, yes, but if you rely on your items, you are surely a very lazy gamer, and one that has missed the entire point of this game.
Summary: Very little game that gives you way more fun-moments than most big titles. You keep replaying it and it never gets boring. It's very hard and you need a lot of practice. Not that that is a problem.
Conclusion: It's very rare for me to give a game or 6/10, I normally either like the game and give it a good grade or hate it and pound it into the dirt, a middle-ground is not all too common.
Pros: After playing Super Meat Boy this game felt like a genuine surprise for me. When I picked it up after numerous recommendations and a good old Steam sale, I was all geared up for absolutely hating yet another boring, uninspired scam. It's true that Binding of Isaac is yet another game from Team Me...
Cons: The story has a very nice setup, what with Isaac running away from his homicidal mother, but there are some parts that annoy me a bit. The reason for why Isaac has to run, is that his mother heard the "voice of god" and he commanded him to kill her son. I am religious myself, but I will admit tha...
Summary: Binding of isaac already had massive replay value and this just pushes it to the extreme. 3$ for 70% more content including 25 new bosses and mini-bosses, over 100 new items, a new floor type for every existing floor type plus a bonus floor, a whole bunch of new enemies, new rooms, and so much more.
Summary: I was really optimistic when I heard about this DLC first time. Finally it came out so I bought it. It was cheap, and what I get is, a really good expansion! So many new contents. New bosses, enemies, new room types, tons of new items, and new endings.