A game where Isaac is trying to escape from his own mother, someone who is trying to kill him because she heard a voice from God. It is presented in a top-down view plays much like a roguelike.
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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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 Horrible art direction
Con Lacks mouse support
No mouse support is a very odd exclusion for a PC title, especially when it is an expected and natural control method for this type of game.