Thursday, March 28, 2013

Game Review: The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac is an Indie game created by Edmund McMillen, or more popularly known for Super Meat Boy.  You control a sad little boy named Isaac who has locked himself in his basement because his mother has gone crazy and is trying to kill him.  As he is running around his basement (naked) he is trying to defeat all his greatest fears.  There are many unlock-ables and several unlock-able characters.  It is a no save, randomly generated game that will definitely grab your attention.
I was given this game as a gift.  That's right.... a gift.  At first I was a little turned off from playing it.  Do you blame me?  And then I played.  It is instantly addicting.  With no way of saving the game I started to find myself playing over and over again regardless of how many times I got stuck on level one.
The crude art work and Zelda like maps make this game flow quite nicely regardless of poor Isaac's reality.  The only thing I can really say is, if you don't do well with blood I don't recommend this game for you.  But I urge you to try it anyways.