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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

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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

Oh holy crap.

This is a very difficult game/demo, but it's simple and, once you get the hang of it, it becomes very addicting. The levels are very Bomberman-esque, the art style is amazing, and it's got a sort of twisted sense of dark humor that adds a bit of levity to the otherwise very sad and depressing atmosphere... for a bit, anyway. Think too hard about it and the little "Dear Diary, today I died" pages show that Isaac is still an innocent little boy, trapped in a situation over which he has no control.

Everything handles perfectly, the sound and music are great, and, once again, after you get the hang of things everything gets easier and yet more tricky. I really can't think of any flaws--the high difficulty is refreshing, at least to me; it's not often any semblance of a challenging game that isn't a puzzler or is worth your time appears in any form on NG.

This demo has convinced me to buy the game and if it's even better than the demo it'll be, in the words of the game itself, money well spent.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I already havbe The Golden God for the real game *trollface*


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Need more games like this

Note: I'm rating the full game, didn't play this demo. And I'm french so I do hope it won't be too hard of a read.

This game is a lot of fun, a nice (somewhat disturbed) take on the roguelike genre.

Simple to get into, hard to beat.
The player doesn't need a long set of instructions, after a few key strokes he's ready to leave the first empty room and face the awaiting challenges. However, there's a lot of different enemies, items and generaly speaking things to try out and learn before getting a real shot at beating it. You really feel like you achieved something when you do (twice).

Randomness put to good use.
A game can be boring if too random, or offer close to no replayability if not. The right way is often to mix both random and procedural generation. The Binding of Isaac does that very well. You'll keep coming back for more and still be surprised.

A very original world.
I really wonder where Edmund gets his inspiration. Switch Isaac with an elf with arrows, ennemies by orcs and globlins, his mother by some giant troll ... The result wouldn't be quite as impressive.

Very very good job. I really hope it gets the success it deserves.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing game, definetely worth five dollars and five stars.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

F***ing Awesome

This game... i just wish i could purchase it :L i wanna know what happens throughout your adventure

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