Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Binding of Isaac Game Review

Isaac surround of monsters in Binding of Isaac from Team meat

The Binding of Isaac Game Review!

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The Binding of Isaac is a rogue-like adventure game on the Steam network.  This game is the story of a young boy named Isaac, who flees into the basement of his home when his mother, obeying the voice of God, commanded to kill her son to prove her devotion to God. What follows is an adventure through the depths below, finding his lost brothers and sisters, turned into grotesque monsters.

  This game is a throwback to the old Legend of Zelda games in dungeon design, which is randomly generated each game, even items found are different, to which there is a long list of different items to be found. The enemies you will face are gross, malformed, and all out to kill you, and using your tears is all you have at the start of the game, until you find more powerups. This game features different endings with each completion of the game, with 10 endings.  Binding of Isaac is a game that allows for multiple playings of the game, with a long list of collectiables, various bosses and new bosses unlocked by meeting criteria, and more levels as you play the game.

This is a Binding of Isaac Game play screenshot in the basement
  The musical soundtrack for this game, which can be purchased for a very low sum, features a haunting, yet appropriate musical score, detailing the foreboding atmosphere in which you are exploring. The dungeons also feature a vast array of traps and obstacles as you make your way to the boss room in the levels. You can find such rooms, such as treasure rooms, devil room, arcades, secret rooms and more. Upon completion of the game meeting their criteria, you will be able to use more Isaac characters, which come with different stats and items, which will make the game harder or easier, depending on your play style.

Isaac fights the boss character, Gourdy, in Binding of Isaac Overall, I find Binding of Isaac to be a very well constructed and awesome game, offering challenging gameplay, multiple playthroughs, superb soundtrack, and if you are in the mood for more binding of isaac expansions, you can purchase Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb, for only 3.99$ currently.  The original game is usually only 4.99$, barring sales and specials from Steam. and the Soundtrack is usually only 0.99$

Features list taken from the Steam frontpage for Binding of Isaac:

  • Randomly generated dungeons, items enemies and bosses, you never play the same game twice.
  • Over 100 unique items that not only give you powers but visually change your character.
  • 50+ enemy types each with the ability to become "special" making them extra deadly but they also drop better loot.
  • Over 20 bosses.
  • 4 full chapters spanning 8 levels
  • 3+ unlockable classes
  • Multiple endings
  • Tons of unlockable items, enemies, bosses and more.
A game play screen shot from Binding of Isaac


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