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PostSubject: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 10:54

Has anyone given this one a go? It's a game I've always had my eyes on, but was waiting for its handheld debut. The only thing I'm not sure about is the random nature of the gameplay.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 11:37

I've got like most of us on here with a PS4 due to plus but yet to touch it.

Is it not on VITA.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 11:57

Yeah it is on Vita, the cross-buy seemed to be a bit confused (I have it but the GF doesn't). It's a decent game but I've never fallen in love with it. I suppose there is enough to aim for but I think it is a bit weak in comparison to other Roguelikes. (It doesn't help that I have been playing Rogue Legacy, which is brilliant)
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 14:10

Once I've cleared Shovel Knight (assuming I'm good enough Laughing ) I might have to give it a go. Having said that, the random nature of Spelunky put me off it, sort of. Didn't like the art style of that game, either.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 14:18

I feel very much the same way about Spelunky. I just did not get what the game was about. Glad it was free on + or I would've been quite disappointed there.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 14:27

I played the Vita demo several times and was all like "Ehhhhhhhhhhhh."
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 6 Jan 2015 - 20:11

Aye this is an odd one as I can see a great game underneath it all but I don't quite get why folk go crazy for it, maybe it's just because I'm rubbish at it. *shrugs*
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyThu 8 Jan 2015 - 8:53

Played this to death on PC. It's my favourite roguelike game by far.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyFri 6 Feb 2015 - 21:40

Still tempted by this! Got a more than disturbing backlog to deal with already though...
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptySat 7 Feb 2015 - 0:04

It's a lot of fun! I'm a few items away from 100%, and I reckon I'll be at around 100 hours of playtime by the time I get 100%. There's a huge piece of DLC for this imminent too - it's a timesink Stu, but a worthwhile one!
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 9 Feb 2015 - 17:33

100 hours? Crumbs! You must be super pro at it by now, Jay. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 9 Feb 2015 - 17:35

Well, more or less! I'd put 100 hours into the original too, so I beat the game on most of my runs, barring horrendous item luck.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 9 Feb 2015 - 17:37

Just looked the price up, wasn't expecting it to be £11.99...
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 9 Feb 2015 - 19:27

I say it's very much worth that price for the amount of game there. A full run through the game takes about an hour to and hour and a half, and it'll take you a long time to reach that point. It's definitely not for everyone - most roguelites aren't, to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyWed 11 Feb 2015 - 10:36

Unless the Mystery Dungeon games count, the only real roguelike game I've played is Spelunky...
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyWed 11 Feb 2015 - 17:47

Spelunky's harder than Isaac, I think. If you got on well with Spelunky, then I reckon you'll enjoy Isaac.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyFri 13 Feb 2015 - 17:25

The slightly crappy look of everything and the spongy controls put me off Spelunky, but I can kind of see why people dig it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 17:35

After your further plugging of it in the podcast, Jay, I've just bought this. It's just downloading.

I hope you're happy. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 19:04

Yes! Very Happy

Let me know how you're getting on, and if you've any questions about it then fire away too!
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 19:13

Thanks! I'm struggling a bit getting my head round all the powerups at this stage. I had these little white ball things with the effect of ??? before finding cards that had noted effects. I kept the balls because I thought they might do something super mega amazing. Laughing

Also, I've seen a few rooms where keys or chests seem to be out of access even to bombs. Are these victims of the randomly-generated nature? (also gold chests, which I presume require keys which I didn't happen to have to hand at the time? Soz for all the questions Laughing)

I'm liking what I've played so far. It gives me that Metroid feeling of growing power. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 21:28

Oh... the pills? Yeah, you can use those to get a random stat effect - some good, some bad.

Ideally, you'll want to use your keys on the golden rooms - the item rooms - because, yep, keys and bomb drops are also randomised.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 22:48

Stupid rare currency. DAMN YOU!

I hoping the donations box drives prices down/encourages better items? Or is it a way for the game to troll me? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyMon 16 Feb 2015 - 23:38

It doesn't drive prices down sadly, but the shop will sell more items per visit, and you'll unlock some new ones too. Well worth your time to do so.
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 17 Feb 2015 - 9:41

Excellent! Just about to fire the game up again for ten. The save feature is very handy. Grin
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PostSubject: Re: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth   The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth EmptyTue 17 Feb 2015 - 15:32

Yep! It wasn't in the original game, but it lends itself very well to handheld play - means you can do a floor on a commute or something like that instead of having to sit down for a full run.
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