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October 1, 2011 Posted by Gabe in PC, Reviews

The Binding of Isaac Review

Hide from your mother in this trek through a basement of nightmares.

The Binding of Isaac

Taking a break from Team Meat projects following the success of Super Meat Boy, Edmund McMillen has teamed up with Florian Himsl to bring us the somewhat odd game The Binding Of Isaac. Isaac tells the tale of a boy, Isaac, whom of which was forced to escape into his basement to hide. What is Isaac hiding from, one may choose to ask? Why what any normal individual chooses to hide from, his crazed mother, who was instructed by the voice of god to kill her son. If this happens to sound a bit familiar that's because it very well may be for those that are particularly religious. The Binding of Isaac is more or less a retelling of a biblical tale but without really focusing too heavily on the religious aspects for anything more than pure inspiration.

The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac is a randomly-generated RPG Shooter. Controls of the game are nothing more than the WASD keys for movement and the arrow keys to shoot with 2 more buttons tossed in for use of items while the mouse is a possible alternative for shooting. The RPG elements mentioned come in the form of different items the player can come across. This includes, but is not limited to, a crown of thorns that increases damage, a hearty breakfast that increases max HP, or a remote that will teleport Issac to the current levels shop instantly. The number of items within the game and finding them all within one go is anything but possible.

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SplashCast 9/27/11 - Edmund McMillen Interview

Edmund McMcMillen

In this episode of the SplashCast, we welcome special guest and one half of Team Meat, Edmund McMillen. Edmund discusses everything from the future of Meat Boy, to his journey from artist to indie game developer, to his new roguelike The Binding of Isaac.

Absolutely nothing is out of bounds here - Edmund is candid, and clearly passionate about his work. That said, a brief word of warning: this podcast does contain some adult language, and may not be appropriate for listeners under the age of 16.

As an added bonus, listen for the top three games that inspired The Binding of Issac. Tell us by this Saturday, October 1st what they were at contest(at)gamesplash.net - for a chance to win a Super Meat Boy Ultra Editon!

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A full list of credits and topics discussed follows after the jump.

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