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The Binding of Isaac is a game based on Genesis chapter 22 in the Bible, where Abraham is tested by God by commanding Abraham to offer his cherished, only son, Isaac , as a burnt sacrifice. What many people forget or ignore, is that later in the chapter, God saved Isaac by sending an angel commanding Abraham, knife in hand, not to lay a hand on the boy. This was test for Abraham to prove that he feared the Lord. God rewarded Abraham by blessing his descendants and making them "as numerous as the stars."
The art direction in this game is, in some ways, masterful. The character design and facial animations are phenomenal, but the color palette is bland and dirty. It seems like the only color in the game is either red, brown, or tan, which is somewhat dissapointing. Blood and gore is very plentiful, which sometimes makes it satisfying destroying a boss, but frankly (Who is Frankly? Huh, WHO!!!! *gets shoveled*), the gore and blood is just plain wrong looking for many of the numerous enemy designs. There comes a time when you wonder "how much blood could POSSIBLY be in a small, carnivorous flesh blob?" In a completely different area of art/graphical design, there is not 1080p support for fullscreen at this point in time, meaning that, if you have a 1080p monitor, the image will be altered infull screen. Hopefully this feature will make it into the game in a future update.
Control is a huge issue in this game. The problem isn't exactly the responsiveness, but the feel. Playing on the PC, the default controll scheme is ASDW for moving and the directional keys for projecting tears (Yes, Isaac fights with tears... like a man! ). The moving part is right, but the directional keys just do not feel right for several reasons, the first being, since the game is structured like the original Zelda's dungeon areas, you would expect a single fire button and the direction Isaac is facing chooses which of the four directions he will fire. For example, it should be natural to assume that pressing "D" would make you face right, and the fire button would shoot right, but with the directional key scheme, you could shoot left while looking right. Secondly, controls like that feel like they belong in an arcade game, not a console experience. In addition to 1080p support, cross your fingers for "traditional Zelda" controlls later on.
So, there are some initial thought and critique on the game. Thank you for reading another pointless blog.
Hello everyone, I recently had a birthday and turned 17, which means I can buy M-rated games. My friend gave me her Wii because she doesn't play it anymore, but she only had four games and they aren't very good besides Twilight Princess (which I am playing through on the Gamecube). Also Petz Horsez 2 is amazing!!! If features 13 frames per second and graphics that will give the Sega Saturn a run for it's money. To celebrate getting a Wii, I bought Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. They are both really (REALLY) good although Smash Bros. is my favorite. I'm also on the lookout for a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword bundle that comes with the gold Wii-mote. So, yeah, whatever...
I think I might download Bastion on XBLA because it looks pretty fun...
Gosh this was such a pointless blog... Thank you for reading it though; I promise I'm playing games (Super Crate Box-ipod Touch) and being cool (eating fajitas).
Hello people (probably person...), I have bought five new games in the past week. The first three games I bought were all Rock Band games because Gamestop had a buy one get two free sale. I chose RB 1, 2, and The Beatles. I am a veteran at plastic guitar gaming so getting 150+ new songs rock with is pretty sweet. For eight US dollars for all of them, it was totally worth it.
The other two games I bought were Pokemon White and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King two days ago. Pokemon is amazing. I have not played a recent Pokemon game since Diamond and the only reason I did not buy any up till this week was because my sister broke my DS Lite. White is fantastic because you do not have access to older generation Pokemon until way late in the game. So far, I have had a lot of fun with it and I'm just about to face the 3rd gym leader. As for Wrath of the Lich King; I have not even opened it, and with good reason too. I am giving it to my best friend (almost girlfriend) for a Christmas present. She loves WoW and that is about the only game she cares for.
As for Christmas being 4 days away, I'm very excited for the two games that I asked for. They're Super Mario 3D Land and Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary. I'm mostly excited for Mario because it looks freaking FANTASTIC and seems to integrate 3D for gameplay which should make for an awesome experience.
Thank you for reading this completely pointless blog that no one cares about at all, Also I'm working on a top ten blog that you should see in less than two weeks