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The Binding of Isaac Review
Back in September 2011, a man named Edmund McMillen released a game which would become a hit. The Binding of Isaac. This Action-Adventure-RPG combo game would become a much-played favourite for many a gamer. It’s been out for just over a year now but it is still going strong as one of Steam’s most downloaded indie games. Let’s see what is Hot and Not in this gem of a game.
Hours of Fun and Randomly Generated Maps
The best bit about the Binding of Isaac is that every time you play it, the game itself is completely different. For example, in one run you may have a great play-through, getting the easiest monsters/bosses and the best weapons and items to fight them with. However, the next time you may have extremely bad luck and get some of the worst items in the game and die early. Therefore, you can never play ‘the same game’ twice, this allows, unlike many other games, the player never to get bored and ultimately waste more and more time on this game. The randomly generated maps are one of the key selling points of the game and what makes it so addicting to most gamers.
A typical ‘run’ of the game can last from any time between 5 minutes and an hour, depending on how far you get. When playing the game, I normally play for a few hours, in 30 minute games, allowing me to eat and drink in between runs. Once you are dead, you are dead, no respawning unless you start a new game, or have a secret ‘extra life’ ability/item in-game.
Lots of Content
Many games nowadays keep content to a bare minimum in order to spend as little time as possible making the game whilst making as much money as possible. In The Binding of Isaac this is not the case. The amount of in-game mobs, items, bosses and terrains make this game a complete gem for normal and hidden content. The developers squeezed as much content as possible into this game, giving players a real value for money. If the basic content in the game is not enough, you can purchase the recently released DLC “Wraith of the Lamb” for just £2/$3.25 (Half the price of the game itself!). With over 20 bosses, 100 unique items, 50+ enemy types, multiple endings and 4 different ‘classes’ if you want a game with lots of content for a cheap price, ‘The Binding of Isaac’ is right for you.
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