I saw this game as I was making my way through some video game conversation. A few words stuck to me "zelda rouge-like" and "disturbing." I was interested in both topics because I don't hear about many disturbing games these days. I had also heard the game had some religious overtones and it was released by some Indie developers. So I checked out a demo.

First off I think it warrants mentioning I don't like games that are very hard. Since this game is a rogue-like expect that you will die. A lot. Basically you need to crawl X amount of dungeons to go head-to-head with Mom, beat her and win the game.

After playing a few days in a row I never got further than floor 4.

I like that the game has religious overtones and doesn't apologize for its take on the material. The playable characters of the game are Issac, Cain, Eve, Judas and a few others that don't come to mind. Issac is the only character unlocked by default, you can unlock the rest by doing things in the game. I like that the playable characters are people that don't get a ton of love in the Bible, the misfits as it were. It makes sense in the tone of the game, but I don't want to spoil the entire tone of the game.

If you really love rogue-likes then you need to play this game. If you love Zelda and need to see when people pay homage, then check this game out. If you like Bible material flipped around in non-traditional ways then check this out. All in all, its a fun game and worth looking into I just didn't stick with me as I don't like the punishing nature of rogue-likes.

burn wrote on 02/29/2012 at 05:41pm

"I don't like games that are very hard"


jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/01/2012 at 04:13am

Yeah, its the punishing nature of some kinds of games. I dig games that offer a fun challenge, but these days I am looking for a rad awesome time, not getting my ass kicked over and over again :)

Tungsten wrote on 03/03/2012 at 12:46am

Steam says I've only played this game for 5 hours, but it feels like much more. I guess it kind of leaves you on edge. I like how when you are down to one heart you piddle on the floor every time you walk into a room.

It's pretty fun though, and every once in a while I'll pick it up for 15 minutes and then get extremely frustrated and rage quit.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/03/2012 at 05:36am

I hear you on the Rage quit. And the time does fly by when you play it.

I didn't notice the piddle, interesting find.

I found the binding of issac wiki helpful in understanding what all the items did as there are so many and the effects are so varied.

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