When comparing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth vs Dragon Age: Origins, the Slant community recommends Dragon Age: Origins for most people. In the question“What are the best Top-Down games on Steam?” Dragon Age: Origins is ranked 13th while The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is ranked 17th.
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Pro Powerups combine in very unique ways
There are tons of unique power ups, and most of them interact with each other to create really interesting combinations. The main attack in the game is shooting a projectile, and modifiers on top of that stack making for really interesting attacks. For example, you can have a homing, multi, laser attack that shoots in both directions by combining multiple treasures. You can build really interesting strategies this way and that keeps the game feeling fresh.
Pro Addictive arcade-like gameplay that keeps the player entertained
With an arcade style feel and fairly quick play through the game makes it easy to sit down and play for hours.
Pro Incredible amount of content ensure there is always something to do
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has all of the original games content as well as many new add ons such as the Wrath of the Lamb expansion as well as many extra characters.
Lots of characters each with their own unique starting abilities, plus many challenges gives the game really high replay value.
Pro Insane amounts of bang for your buck
You can potentially spend more hours playing Isaac than many AAA games, thus giving more value to ones money spent, as the game is cheaper, but has the potential for many more hours.
Pro One of a kind thanks to the high amount of polish
One of the best roguelikes out there. Difficult to beat completely and oh so very satisfying. Gazillions of unlocks, secrets, bosses, power-ups and item combinations. Limited co-op (BoIR only). The game can be genuinely terrifying and dark, especially if you take a moment to ponder what's really going on with its backstory and characters.
Pro Has single-player and local co-op game modes
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has a single player campaign as well as a 2 player co-op game mode
Pro Challenges you both in-game and out
The game its self is very challenging. Plus its story is cryptic and up for interpretation to give you something to think about when you're not playing.
Pro Tactical depth and strategy potential is astonishing.
Pro Game characters are fully rounded
NPC's have believable characters with fleshed out background stories. Many are able to be used as companions of which will have tons of text interactions that are well written and believable.
Pro Player decisions actually matter
The choices you make affect the gameplay and plot as well as the interactions one will have with their NPCs. Decisions that are made can change how in game characters react with you which makes for an individualistic experience that changes on each playthrough when different choices are made.
Pro Easily controllable tactical gameplay
Good tactical UI interface which is easily controlled through pausing the gameplay. Once the gameplay is paused a radial menu and be used in order to make decisions on how to attack or maneuver.
Con May be considered too creepy for some
The game to be put nicely is not really scary but just plain creepy. Definitely not a game recommended for children.
Con You don't make like fun
Con Horrible art direction
Poop, flies, bodily fluids etc. Quite disgusting and can make the game less enjoyable.
Con Limited mouse support
Mouse support is very limited. Exists but can only be used for shooting
Con Too easy to fix wronged companion relationships
While this is done most likely to avoid breaking the game it is way too easy to fix relationships with companions who the player has made angry by purchasing and giving them gifts. basically the player can treat them however they want to then give a gift to ficxany problems.