History VideoGame / TheBindingOfIsaac

16th Sep '16 3:02:37 PM Delphi
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** Completing the extremely difficult Family Man challenge unlocks the extremely powerful Epic Fetus...and also unlocks the Glass Cannon challenge which starts you off with Epic Fetus, allowing you to immediately play around with the hard-earned weapon instead of waiting for it to come up in the game.
7th Sep '16 10:32:52 PM Dravencour
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** Subverted if you happen to get the Money=Power upgrade, which is does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, increasing your attack power in direct proportion to the number of coins you have.

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** Subverted if you happen to get the Money=Power upgrade, which is does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, increasing your attack power in direct proportion to the number of coins you have. Also, you can still find beggars, slot machines and even arcades in [[spoiler:The Womb]] to dump off your hard-earned gold in exchange for hearts, items and keys.



* NintendoHard: No continues. You start with one life and additional lives are very, very unlikely to show up once along ''multiple'' playthroughs, much less a single one. If you die, you start all over again. The configurations of rooms and upgrades are randomized, and in some situations damage will be unavoidable. Survival depends on reflexes and calculated risk.\\

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* NintendoHard: No Much like the {{Roguelike}}s it's based on, ''Isaac'' has no continues. You start with one life and additional lives are very, very unlikely to show up once along ''multiple'' playthroughs, much less a single one. If you die, you start all over again. The configurations of rooms and upgrades are randomized, and in some situations damage will be unavoidable. Survival depends on reflexes and calculated risk.\\
7th Sep '16 10:18:35 PM Dravencour
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** Finally, [[spoiler:if you fight Mega Satan, you get to fight all of the Sins and the Four Horsemen, plus fallen versions of the two angels you bombed for the pieces of the key to get into the fight, all during the course of fighting the big boss himself]].
3rd Aug '16 4:57:11 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Eve/The Druid: Eve starts with low HP, but has Whore of Babylon, an item that boosts her speed, firing rate, and damage when she is at low health. Eve relies on this to be effective, and if she has a chance to obtain lots of spirit hearts and lower her red hearts, Eve can be a powerhouse that can trounce even the toughest of enemies.

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** Eve/The Druid: Eve starts with low HP, but has Whore of Babylon, an item that boosts her speed, firing rate, and damage when she is at low health.health (which also activates at one full heart as opposed to half). Eve relies on this to be effective, and if she has a chance to obtain lots of spirit hearts and lower her red hearts, Eve can be a powerhouse that can trounce even the toughest of enemies.



* CriticalStatusBuff: The Whore of Babylon item gives a major buff when you're reduced to half a heart or have nothing but soul hearts.

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* CriticalStatusBuff: The Whore of Babylon item gives a major buff when you're reduced to half a red heart or have nothing but soul hearts.



** The Whore of Babylon item, which makes the player much stronger when having only half a heart (or none if you replace all your hearts with Soul Hearts). Eve starts the game with this item. [[spoiler:It's not a Desperation Attack if ??? or The Lost picks up this item, as it is always active.]]

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** The Whore of Babylon item, which makes the player much stronger when having only half a red heart (or none if you replace all your hearts with Soul Hearts).or only soul hearts. Eve starts the game with this item. [[spoiler:It's not a Desperation Attack if ??? or The Lost picks up this item, as it is always active.]]
3rd Aug '16 1:22:41 PM Dravencour
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** The Whore of Babylon item, which makes the player much stronger when having only half a heart. Eve starts the game with this item. [[spoiler:It's not a Desperation Attack if ??? or The Lost picks up this item, as it is always active.]]

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** The Whore of Babylon item, which makes the player much stronger when having only half a heart.heart (or none if you replace all your hearts with Soul Hearts). Eve starts the game with this item. [[spoiler:It's not a Desperation Attack if ??? or The Lost picks up this item, as it is always active.]]



** The Fetus in a Jar allows you to shoot bombs instead of tears. On one hand, it can hurt you and it takes good timing. On the other hand, you have limitless bombs, and enemies (especially bosses) die REALLY easily. This is taken UpToEleven with the Ipecac Syrup in Wrath of the Lamb: Does more damage than bombs and poisons on hit, but its arcing path is very difficult to work with. And with ''Rebirth'', the Pyromaniac item will ''heal'' you when you take explosive damage. It makes even ''Kamikaze'' worth picking up.

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** The Dr. Fetus in a Jar allows you to shoot bombs instead of tears. On one hand, it can hurt you and it takes good timing. On the other hand, you have limitless bombs, bombs (enabling you to clear out rocks and get to items and secrets more easily), and enemies (especially bosses) die REALLY easily. This is taken UpToEleven with the Ipecac Syrup in Wrath of the Lamb: Does more damage than bombs and poisons on hit, but its arcing path is very difficult to work with. And with ''Rebirth'', the Pyromaniac item will ''heal'' you when you take explosive damage. It makes even ''Kamikaze'' worth picking up.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The first ending has Isaac about to be abused by his mother again. Most subsequent endings imply Isaac was DrivenToSuicide after his family fell apart and his mother started abusing him.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The first ending has Isaac about to be abused suffer another murder attempt by his mother again.mother. Most subsequent endings imply Isaac was DrivenToSuicide after his family fell apart and his mother started abusing him.]]



* FliesEqualsEvil: Flies are a very common enemy, and several other enemies ''vomit'' flies.

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* FliesEqualsEvil: Flies are a very common enemy, and several other enemies ''vomit'' flies. You can even get in on the action with certain items.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: While they usually just feature Isaac getting humilated in some way, one of Isaac's between-level nightmares shows him suffocating inside of a chest, [[spoiler:foreshadowing the Sheol ending and ???'s possible origins.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While they usually just feature Isaac getting humilated humiliated in some way, one of Isaac's between-level nightmares shows him suffocating inside of a chest, [[spoiler:foreshadowing the Sheol ending and ???'s possible origins.]]



* TheLegionsOfHell

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* TheLegionsOfHellTheLegionsOfHell: Isaac has to fight a number of demons during the course of his descent through the basement, usually as bosses. One of the unlockable characters, Azazel, is a demon himself.



* LogicBomb: In Ending 6, [[spoiler:Mom's fist flies out of a chest that was spawned by destroying her heart, which was inside her womb, which was inside her corpse in the first place. So Mom was hiding in a chest in her heart in her womb inside ''her'' to begin with.]]

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* LogicBomb: In Ending 6, [[spoiler:Mom's fist flies out of a chest that was spawned by destroying her heart, which was inside her womb, which was inside her corpse in the first place. So Mom was hiding in a chest in her heart in her womb inside ''her'' to begin with. Yeah. Figure ''that'' out.]]



* MementoMacGuffin: The Polaroid, which depicts Isaac's family before the madness started. Getting knocked to half a heart with it on gives Isaac [[ThePowerOfLove a protective shield.]] [[spoiler:Defeating the Cathedral's TrueFinalBoss while holding it takes you to a new level.]] ''Rebirth'' adds it's counterpart, an unrecognizable picture of Isaac's family called The Negative. Instead of a shield, [[CounterAttack it deals damage to all enemies when Isaac is brought to half a heart]], and upon beating [[spoiler: Sheol]] it brings Isaac [[spoiler:down to the Dark Room to fight the Lamb]].

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* MementoMacGuffin: The Polaroid, which depicts Isaac's family before the madness started. Getting knocked to half a heart with it on gives Isaac [[ThePowerOfLove a protective shield.]] [[spoiler:Defeating the Cathedral's TrueFinalBoss while holding it takes you to a new level.the Chest, where you fight the Blue Baby.]] ''Rebirth'' adds it's counterpart, an unrecognizable picture of Isaac's family called The Negative. Instead of a shield, [[CounterAttack it deals damage to all enemies when Isaac is brought to half a heart]], and upon beating [[spoiler: Sheol]] it brings Isaac [[spoiler:down to the Dark Room to fight the Lamb]].



* MoneyForNothing: Once you reach [[spoiler:the Womb]], money has very little use.

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* MoneyForNothing: Once you reach [[spoiler:the Womb]], money has very little use.use, as there are no shops to be found anywhere in there.



** Depths Ending: [[spoiler:Isaac is saved from Mom when a Bible drops on her head. However, this is then revealed to have all been a story Isaac was drawing. The real Mom proceeds to break into Isaac's room holding a kitchen knife.]]

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** Depths Ending: [[spoiler:Isaac is saved from Mom when a Bible drops on her head. However, this is then revealed to have all been a story Isaac was drawing. The real Mom proceeds to break into Isaac's room holding a kitchen knife.the knife she wants to use to murder him.]]



** Chest Ending: [[spoiler:The collapse of Isaac's family is shown through a series of Polaroid photos. It is implied Isaac may have killed his sister by locking her in his toy chest, causing his father to leave and mother to start abusing him.]]

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** Chest Ending: [[spoiler:The collapse of Isaac's family is shown through a series of Polaroid photos. It is implied Isaac may have killed his sister by locking her in his toy chest, causing his father to leave and his mother to start abusing him.]]
23rd Jul '16 8:06:45 AM MasterInferno
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** Rebirth adds a few more cat-themed items, and also adds a new transformation, the Lord of the Flies. [[PowerUpLetdown It's a bit of a letdown, though.]]
** Afterbirth adds even MORE transformations, including Mom (grants you a Mom's Knife familiar) and an Angel (flight plus some soul hearts).

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** Rebirth ''Rebirth'' adds a few more cat-themed items, and also adds a new transformation, the Lord of the Flies. [[PowerUpLetdown It's a bit of a letdown, though.]]
** Afterbirth ''Afterbirth'' adds even MORE transformations, including Mom (grants you a Mom's Knife familiar) and an Angel (flight plus some soul hearts).hearts).
** The ''Eternal Edition'' of the original game adds an angel transformation if you get seven health upgrades from eternal hearts in one run.
21st Jul '16 3:19:24 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"The Binding of Isaac is a [[NauseaFuel sick]], [[SurrealHorror disturbing]], [[CrapsackWorld dark]], [[ReligiousHorror blasphemous]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice offensive]] game... And {{holy shit|Quotient}}, do [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration I LOVE it!]] (...) Its [[BlackComedy dark, twisted sense of humor]] and hardcore gameplay won't appeal to everyone, but [[DareToBeBadass it WILL appeal to people who are AWESOME!]]"''

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->''"The Binding of Isaac is a [[NauseaFuel sick]], [[SurrealHorror disturbing]], [[CrapsackWorld dark]], [[ReligiousHorror blasphemous]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice offensive]] sick, disturbing, dark, blasphemous, offensive game... And {{holy shit|Quotient}}, do [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration I LOVE it!]] it! (...) Its [[BlackComedy dark, twisted sense of humor]] humor and hardcore gameplay won't appeal to everyone, but [[DareToBeBadass it WILL appeal to people who are AWESOME!]]"''AWESOME!"''
14th Jul '16 6:39:07 AM morenohijazo
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* MusicIsEighthNotes: The Dingle boss whistles to summon mooks. The audio is accompanied visually by a few eighth notes.
9th Jul '16 8:23:29 PM Mettan
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** Inverted with the "R U a Wizard?" pill effect and The Wiz item in ''Afterbirth'', which make you to fire tears diagonally, denying you from attacking horizontally and vertically.
8th Jul '16 7:53:50 AM Scarecrow22
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** Ludovico Technique and Ipecac. While the poison and explosion damage can be very helpful as you can exact your target, it always comes back to you when it **does** explode, leaving you unable to deal the continuous damage that Ludovico Technique is known for.


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** [[ShortRangedShotgun Monstro's Lung.]] While it's a SpreadShot like it's other items (20/20, Dunce Cap, Inner Eye, and Spider Shot), it's also an charge weapon that doesn't fair too well. [[AwesomeYetPractical Unless you add Tech-X, that is.]]
** The [[FrickinLaserBeams Tech Items]] as a whole. While in some degree powerful, they (with the exception of X) all go in a straight line...unless you add the Ludovico Technique to either Tech or Tech 2.
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