How often do you play a game where you get to kill your own mother? Actually don’t answer that. The Binding of Isaac is a game that kind of confuses me. When you first start the game up you get a short story that sets up the scene, and at first glance you might think it just a simple zelda clone, (albiet a clone that only managed to copy the dungeons.) The Screen below is the first you will see upon entering a game. All rooms are randomized, and as such,every time you step into a game it will be different.
It teaches you all the important things, like walking, attacking, bombing, and item-ing. Isaac is the first character you have access to, and as you play you manage to unlock more characters. This game is quite difficult though. It’s one of those if you die start all over kind of games. Count on dying. Other similar zelda-esque attributes include a store, and rooms dedicated to items that make you cooler.
Now the game isn’t very long per say, but you’ll probably be playing it for a while. Lots of stuff to collect, bosses to fight, etc etc. You can pick up the game now in the current humble bundle, 5.02 is what you’d have to pay at the time of writing this post in order to get The Binding of Isaac, Voxatron Alpha, and Blocks that matter, or you can just pick it up on steam for 5 bucks. Either way, it’s a steal at that price.