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Oct 8, 2011 | 5:31 PM EDT
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Basement 10 Points kill the first boss
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Cave 50 Points Kill the second boss
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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!.


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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

i saw this was a rogue-like and knew

i was in for lots of rage


Rated 4 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

High-quality game

You got a good game here, I'll tell ya that. Great music, great voice-acting, good art, smooth gameplay, obviously well-programmed (making a randomly-generated map based game isn't easy to make look good). Story was certainly unique, I gotta say. Personally I am/have been a Christian, and frankly I don't see why anyone should be insulted by the story. Sure, it's putting something weird out there, suggesting God is telling someone to sacrifice their child, but honestly, it's a game, and I for one don't ask a video game to correlate to my beliefs--I ask it to entertain me, and this game does that. Well done, I must say. 4/5 and 8/10 for now, simply because I'm too tired to play the game anymore (it's 4am here) and can't fully judge it. Tomorrow for sure!
For God/Allah/Yahweh's sake, you reviewers who nay-say this game's story line, research your own damn religion before asking the Game Designers to. This is clearly a (dark) modern spin on the story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Honestly, get a sense of humour.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

Doesn't compel me to buy it

I feel for you guys in that Super Meatboy is a really, really hard act to follow and I'm not saying this is a bad game it just feels... meh. That's the best way to put it. It's just not exciting and you're main (and what looks like only) weapon is underpowered. I realize the shooting was based on Robotron/Smash TV but why can't I aim diagonally? The fire rate is too slow, the damage is minimal on even basic enemies with an upgrade and even that doesn't help too much. The spread of your fire is too spread out and you sometimes miss enemies an inch away. Plus the lack of variety in weapons, powerups not being well explained until you use them and once you use them it's rare to find another one like it.

The art and humor was right on the money, just as good as Meatboy. But the big problem is the lack of variety and the shooting being so underpowered. For all I know the variety issue is resolved in the full game but for what is supposed to be a teaser/shareware it doesn't inspire me to keep playing like good Shareware is supposed to. I mean, come on, even the flies take 3-4 hits to kill, that many hits to kill one annoying low-level enemy?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

Great game :D

The moral of ol this - Don`t go 2 scientology church! :D
Btw, when the full game will released?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

Pretty good!

I was extremely impressed, I liked the storyline and I like the input of god..this reminds me of an actual case I learned in Law 12 a man was going insane and he apparently thought another person was the devil. He followed "Gods" words by listening to his voices and killing a helpless individual. Everyone acts like this is meant to be personal and offensive. WHICH IT ISN'T its merely a take on religion and how it can go horribly wrong. I understand some of you feel offended and I do respect your beliefs but this isn't meant specifically about god. Its about how alot of people take god and the messages most religions carry the wrong way and how we need to decide for ourselves of our beliefs. We're mature people don't base your votting on that on aspect. Okay besides that I was impressed with the gameplay. I really did feel like I was trapped in some terrible underworld. For me it was abit difficult to play, no I didn't finish it but it was largely entertaining original smooth and unique. The voice was perfect, the intro was perfect the only thing that really bugged me is that you had to restart from the beginning. Good job anyhow.

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