Sunday, August 14, 2011

Exclusive Hands On Play Through //
The Binding of Isaac (Beta)


  Hey guys, this is Ed's latest project The Binding of Isaac. I've watched him work on it from it's very inception on paper, I feel very lucky to be a part of his projects and give him feedback. This is the first game that he's told me about that I thought maybe he was messing with me or testing me to see if I was listening because it was so bizarre... I started playing it 3 days ago and have spent many many hours since.

  For awhile I couldn't get past the first boss, I haven't used key controls since Quake Arena maybe 10 years ago? I would get frantic and lose where my fingers were and die, but it's so fun that I just kept at it. Every time you play there are new items and as you can see below they stack and you can become a crazy powerful monster. My favorite incarnation was a combo of The Crown of Thorns, Max's Head, and The Devil Card...I had huge bloody tears that annihilated guys, it was awesome! and then I got cocky and frantic... and died.

  So after many hours spent during the past three days, tonight I got to The Depths, just one level away from Mom! Ugh! I gave 3 cents to a baby legless bum and he gave me some dog food and flew away. I was such a monster but there were just too many guys and I only had 1.5 hearts and no one was dropping them also the damn shopkeeper attacked me...not cool.

Highlights from some of my play throughs:
  • Killing all 4 basic bosses in the basement and unlocking Monstro's Tooth
  • Learning how to find the secret room and getting mad pennies.
  • Finding a nickle in some poo.
  • Finding a liver in a secret room, which gave me a total of seven container hearts, unlocking Magdalene (Isaac in a blonde wig)
  • Having 5 full hearts and then getting a Rosary which gave me 3 soul hearts, then finding a pill which gave me balls of steel (another 2 soul hearts).
  • "Firing my laser" straight into Larry 1 hit killing him.
I hope you enjoyed my little peek of the game. If you have any questions ask away and yes I plan on making Isaac plush very very soon :D

^The Depths^


Max Vanlancker said...


nailhead04 said...

Tell Edmund if he needs more people to test...then I'm would dutifully volunteer!


Krista said...

SO far reminds me of Legend of Zelda, and everyone loves that game :)