The Binding of Isaac is Born Again Today Review from IWBAG

A favorite of YouTubers and Twitch streamers, The Binding of Isaac originally released in 2011 and has since sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. This twisted, slightly blasphemous roguelike game has a charming appeal, so even though you spend the bulk of the game fighting mutated, hellish monsters, you can occasionally get back up from your dead cat and even use your mom’s bra to gain some superpowers.

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Snookies121532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

I've been playing the heck out of it on my Vita since it released. I put over 40 hours into the original PC version, and even then I can't stop playing the handled one. It's such an addictive fun game. I keep thinking... I could have gotten further... Let me try just one more time.

So glad this game was made, it's just got such an amazing culmination of ideas. Awesome replayability, randomized levels, rogue-like experiences, and fun gameplay. This is something I'd gladly pay $30+ dollars for. I tend to say, a game's price should justify how long it's played. If I can get an hour out of every dollar I spent, it's more than worth it. Some "AAA" releases I wouldn't get more than 15 hours out of. Yet I'd pay around $60 dollars for them at release. An indie title like this manages to give me 60+ hours and counting, for $15 dollars at release (if I didn't have PS+)... That's gotta say something.

Eidolon1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

Well, it's up to the person to decide if it's replayable.. some games are just downright boring to play a second time, but I know people who'd put in several playthroughs or even 100s of hours into one when I'm through with it in <15.

I'd say I wouldn't pay much for this game if I tried a demo of it, I doubt many(not as much as an AAA anyway) would.. Unless, like you, have already invested hours understanding the game or games like it, from the same developer, or whatever.

And I rarely pay $60 for a game at release, that's impulsive for me since I'd probably still have a huge backlog of games I still need to play.

Mutant-Spud1532d ago

It's $14.99 on Steam and I picked up the original game plus the expansion for a couple of dollars in one of their sales.

Eidolon1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

That's not really the problem... but thanks for the tip.

Eidolon1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

I think it's about right for that standard indie price($15).. it has a lot more charm/replay value than some indie titles on the store.

This is the type of game I'd play for the trophies.

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Eidolon1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

I like that they offered it for free this month, I get to play it, and at my own pace..

I feel I have to go to the Wikia for it, but it's like some stuff/items aren't even documented.. it seems the game is purposefully cryptic.. The game would seriously benefit from a beginning tutorial portion for those that are easily deterred by this.

shammgod1532d ago

This game is definitely interesting. Having fun with it!