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The Binding of Isaac is a roguelike shooter in which we traverse a randomly generated underground. Its structure resembles the locations that appear in the game The Legend of Zelda, whereas the controls are based on the solutions known from titles such as Robotron or Smash TV.
Unlike most other games featuring RPG elements, The Binding of Isaac completely drops the idea of characters gaining experience points to level up. During the journey the player finds numerous items that improve their stats and help them solve puzzles. Each stage includes a shop, a room with hidden treasures, a powerful boss, and secret locations full of unique items. Worthy of a separate note among them are special weapon modifications and artifacts that provide us with permanent bonuses. Most of the gear appearing in the game can be combined, making us more powerful as the story progresses, and changing the appearance of our character in the process.
A major role in The Binding of Isaac belongs to the items used for solving puzzles. Objects that we use for this purpose include coins, bombs, keys, hearts, cards, and others. They can be used in several ways, thus affecting the course of the game. The audiovisuals aren’t significantly different from the characteristic cartoon-like style used in the Team Meat Studios' debut production – Super Meat Boy. Both titles also share the creator of the soundtrack, known under the pseudonym of Danny B.
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 540 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 2 GHz, 256 MB RAM (1 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7800 or better), 50 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7