Binding of Isaac DEMO

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rated 4.48 / 5 stars
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Action - Other
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shooter
zelda
rpg
rogue

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Oct 8, 2011 | 5:31 PM EDT

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Basement 10 Points kill the first boss
Master of Sins 25 Points find and kill a miniboss
Money well spent 25 Points buy somethign in the shop
Cave 50 Points Kill the second boss
Secret room 50 Points find it

Author Comments

Attention!: This is a DEMO!, it features 2 of the 8 levels in The Binding of ISaac.
The full game features loads more content, 11 endings 3+ unlockable characters and a ton more items. if you like the demo buy the game on Steam, its only 5 bucks!.

-Edmund

About the game:

When Isaac's mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.

The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac's form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

Reviews


hadokenstylehadokenstyle

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I just don't get why everybody is all over this.

It's a shame that people can't post well-thought out and meaningful critical reviews here without getting flagged as useless by all the fanboys.

I beat Super Meatboy, and absolutely loved that. The appeal was clear. The controls were simple, precise, responsive. The music was gripping and I still listen to the soundtrack. The grotesque concept was consistent with a hard-as-nails platformer where you die all the time.

As for this game - I seriously don't get why these sites and everybody here are praising it. I somewhat suspect that this whole game is a troll. And it's not about the difficulty. I actually like the difficulty, and I feel NG could use many more hard games.

I feel this game is hard in ways that are simply frustrating and luck-based. Contrast, In old NES games and modern hard games like I Wanna be the Guy and SMB, the player would develop skill at the game. Just take the original Castlevania. If you check out Egoraptor's video review, he breaks down all the skill elements of it quite well.

Here, I do not feel like my beating this game was based on skill on my part. I do not feel that I am improving at anything. The game constantly teases you with items you cannot get, places you cannot access, and secrets that are impossible to find. Items are nondescript. Getting some powerups over others can completely break the game. I understand that this is part of the "theme" of frustration. Still, I think it is possible to realize this theme in ways that can address the clear reservations that many reviewers have expressed and gotten flagged as "useless" for.

For example, there was a PS2 RPG called Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter. There you were a boy deep underground trying to reach the surface. You were weak, had limited perma-saves, and monsters did not respawn so you could not grind. And it was hard. But you could restart the whole game and carry over some items and experience - so the idea was that you kept restarting and you made it further each time. The whole game, I felt, represented the frustration and loneliness of being caught deep underground.

I think you are lucky to have a lot of leverage and a large following after Super Meatboy that gives legitimacy to your products now.

On the price, I am not going to jump on the bandwagon of "you shouldn't pay for flash games." On the other hand, I am not going to say "it's only five dollars." There are a lot of apps and DLC games out there for five bucks. You are probably successful with this because there is a market and you have a following. But it's a pretty saturated market, and for me, there are a lot of strong flash games on this site already. I personally prefer the model of keeping them free and having owners make money from webmasters based on traffic. Though I understand that probably doesn't make nearly as much money :).

On a final note, I'm surprised - from a business perspective - that this game was released on flash for Steam. Given its small size and emphasis on replayability it would seem much better suited for a mobile app, particularly if the goal was to make money.


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TonicCupidTonicCupid

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Nice

I like the game, and the concept of the game itself. You guys always do a really good job and your games and humor seem to really just fit my interests, im going to go buy the full now


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lithiuslithius

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome and scarry

its nice in a scarry way D:



ZolahZolah

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Weee!

I love this game, I bougthit on steam to play it some more. Its just like one of my old sega favorites ' fatal labyrinth' - and I disagree with those who thinks its a waste. I think its a highly fun game to play and its pretty cheap. Are people hoping for a gond sent game for 5 dollars?

This is the perfect game when you have nothing else to do, or are waiting for someone to slow-type responses.

The downside is that when youve played for a while you kinda get a hang of it quickly, but they kinda saved that by letting you get a new level called ' mothers womb' .

So I have nothing to complain about for sucha simple game, many diffrent items that you can combine, and thus you get a new experiance each play.


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ratchet83ratchet83

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Was fun just for a short time...

Well the game play was ok, the controls could be better e.g. shoot all around like alot of the enemies could. Better replay values could be added, like being able to keep something from the last death or something. Out of the three times I played it I will agree with Equinox-Twilight that some times it is easy and the others just a pain.
I gave it a 3 out of 10 for the little bit fun I had. I just can't see why pay for this game is it is going to be the same like some users said.


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