The Binding of Isaac Repentance is the latest installment of the hit roguelike indie game series The Binding of Isaac developed by Nicalis, Inc. This expansion delivers an overwhelming amount of content and improvements to the core gameplay mechanics that veterans of the original series should appreciate. In this review, I’ll discuss why The Binding Of Isaac Repentance deserves its status as one of the best indie games around today.
Story and Setting
The Binding Of Isaac Repentance continues the story from Afterbirth+, which follows a young boy named Isaac who has been abandoned by his mother. In a fit of fear and desperation, he takes refuge in his basement where he encounters monsters sent by God to test his faith. As you progress through the levels, you will uncover more secrets about both himself and his family’s past, which adds an extra layer to what could have been a simple dungeon-crawling game.
Isaac is joined on his quest by several other characters such as Cain, Samson, Maggy, and Judas Iscariot who all play an important role during gameplay. The game also introduces some new characters such as Lilith and more than 1 million room variations each with their own unique environmental design.
The Binding Of Isaac Repentance adds in some much-needed depth to the core rogue-like experience with some top-notch graphics. In addition to being a visually pleasing game, it also has solid controls that make it easy to move around quickly while avoiding enemies or obstacles. Enemies come in all shapes and sizes each containing unique abilities requiring different strategies for successful completion.
In terms of combat mechanics, you can take on enemies using several weapons or spells you obtain throughout your journey. You can upgrade these weapons using power ups