History Videogame / TheBindingOfIsaac

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.
2nd Jul '16 7:02:53 AM Lord_Chespin
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** Additionally, beating [[spoiler: Mega Satan]] as ??? unlocks a multiplayer baby called "[[FanNickname Blue Baby]]".
23rd Jun '16 7:12:48 PM LordHyper
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** Nine Lives. It immediately lowers your HP to one but gives you, well, nine lives; while you can gather spirit and black hearts to make up for it, those will be gone after you lose a life, which makes the whole lives thing pointless unless [[SelfImposedChallenge you're really skilled]]. However, it is insanely practical for the Lost, who cannot pick up any hearts and will always be at one HP regardless, which makes it a must have for his runs.
6th Jun '16 7:06:41 PM Dysprosium
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* ''Afterbirth+'', a smaller expansion for the remake, is currently due for a 2016 release. The expansion plans not only to include even more items and bosses, but also features a detailed MonsterCompendium, official developer tools and a Lua API specifically intended for modding the game.

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* ''Afterbirth+'', a smaller expansion for the remake, is currently due for a 2016 release. The expansion plans not only to include even more items and bosses, as well as another new character, but also features a detailed MonsterCompendium, official developer tools and a Lua API specifically intended for modding the game.
27th May '16 4:42:57 PM nombretomado
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An UpdatedRerelease, ''The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth'', which overhauls almost every aspect of game, has since been released on PC, Vita and PS4 on November 4, 2014. It has a rather creepy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLtZW3xIix0 trailer]] (and an even [[UpToEleven creepier]] one [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBb0M8HRCQ here]]). ''Rebirth'' boasts a new engine, a larger development team, even more items, better synergies between said items, and more new content. Ports for the Wii U, New 3DS, and Xbox One consoles have since been released in 2015.

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An UpdatedRerelease, ''The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth'', which overhauls almost every aspect of game, has since been released on PC, Vita and PS4 [=PS4=] on November 4, 2014. It has a rather creepy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLtZW3xIix0 trailer]] (and an even [[UpToEleven creepier]] one [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBb0M8HRCQ here]]). ''Rebirth'' boasts a new engine, a larger development team, even more items, better synergies between said items, and more new content. Ports for the Wii U, New 3DS, and Xbox One consoles have since been released in 2015.
30th Mar '16 11:46:21 AM BossKey
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** Taken even further in ''Afterbirth'', where all those special seeds are now available in a list after you put one in, although the icon that indicates the list seems to indicate an EasterEgg, and can be chosen for any play, as well as removing the ability to progress in unlocks with some. They've all but been named cheatcodes. There is even one that makes Isaac invincible: [[spoiler: ALM1 GHTY]]

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** Taken even further in ''Afterbirth'', where all those special seeds are now available in a list after you put one in, although the icon that indicates the list seems to indicate an EasterEgg, and can be chosen for any play, as well as removing the ability to progress in unlocks with some. They've all but been named cheatcodes. There is even one that makes Isaac invincible: [[spoiler: ALM1 [=ALM1=] GHTY]]


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** The bosses [[spoiler:Hush]] and [[spoiler:Ultra Greed]] spawn Gapers that are reskinned to fit the respective boss's motif. [[spoiler:Hush]] also spawns uniquely-skinned Ring Flies that form more complex formations than the normal variety and reskinned Boils with a different attack pattern.
27th Mar '16 3:00:21 PM mlsmithca
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** Every single playthrough, due to the randomized nature of the game. You can never guess if items will complement each other, or if they'll even be useful. This includes boss drops and shop inventory. Key and bomb drops can either leave you with a surplus or lock you out of chests and treasure rooms if you fall short. The good stuff in the shop costs just enough that you probably won't be able to pay for it until you've gone down three or four levels, when Greed loves to lay its ambushes. Pills are always random, and are just as often bad as good (unless you have the Lucky Foot or PHD). Slot machines and the like won't pay out half the time without good luck. Basically, there is always a chance that you will reach the end of the game with a much more or less powered up character than you expected through no fault of your own. On the extreme, it's possible to get absolutely no useful upgrades, all bonuses being activated items that you do not want, or things your character doesn't benefit from at all. On the other hand, it's possible to get an item combination that absolutely dominates everything. That said, due to the way items are unlocked, each successful playthrough means it is more likely items will be useful, and the fact that the game gets longer means more items to find. The first playthrough is often the toughest.

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** Every single playthrough, due to the randomized nature of the game. You can never guess if items will complement each other, or if they'll even be useful. This includes boss drops and shop inventory. Key and bomb drops can either leave you with a surplus or lock you out of chests and treasure rooms if you fall short. The good stuff in the shop costs just enough that you probably won't be able to pay for it until you've gone down three or four levels, when Greed loves to lay its ambushes. Pills are always random, and are just as often bad as good (unless you have the Lucky Foot or PHD).[=PhD=]). Slot machines and the like won't pay out half the time without good luck. Basically, there is always a chance that you will reach the end of the game with a much more or less powered up character than you expected through no fault of your own. On the extreme, it's possible to get absolutely no useful upgrades, all bonuses being activated items that you do not want, or things your character doesn't benefit from at all. On the other hand, it's possible to get an item combination that absolutely dominates everything. That said, due to the way items are unlocked, each successful playthrough means it is more likely items will be useful, and the fact that the game gets longer means more items to find. The first playthrough is often the toughest.



** The Coin Purse. Its only effect is an automatic four pill spawns. Nothing says those pills have to be ''good''. For every time you get four stat-up pills, there are at least three when you get a net stat down or else it's a wash, and you can't tell which you've got unless you've found the PhD pickup, or be able to only get good effects with Virgo.

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** The Coin Purse. Its only effect is an automatic four pill spawns. Nothing says those pills have to be ''good''. For every time you get four stat-up pills, there are at least three when you get a net stat down or else it's a wash, and you can't tell which you've got unless you've found the PhD [=PhD=] pickup, or be able to only get good effects with Virgo.
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