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The Binding of Isaac: Repentance

Developer / Publisher: Nicalis
31 March 2021
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I dont like playing this game but watching other people play it is so cool. i really dont know why i dont like playing it but its probably just a time thing
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Stupid mom I’m fuckin balling
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Since the drop of the Antibirth mod for the repentance update, and it's finally here. It has fixed literally every issue in the game that was present before, and it even changed the meta !! breathing a new unique life into the game, despite being dropped early to fit it's release date leaving some characters unfinished, everything else is just so perfect that it's hard to let that affect me.
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He's done it!!!! Endmund's finally brought The Binding of Isaac up to such a high standard of quality that I'm able to yet again feel confident in proclaiming that it's easily one of the best roguelites out there. The lacklustre output of Afterbirth+ honestly had me worried for a while that the game wouldn't be able to quite reach its former glory, but in the end my high hopes for Repentance weren't just met, but were outright exceeded. The reasons for this are numerous, but the big, obvious one comes down to the sheer amount of new content of the game being enough to almost have something for a totally different game, expanding playtim by a frankly insane amount. The other significant aspect however, is the huge overhaul and rebalancing of numerous components of existing content, which further contributes to creating an experience that feels different and unique to previous versions, but also remarkably cohesive in a way you wouldn't really expect from a game that's 3 huge expansion packs deep.

The decision to add the majority of content from popular mod Antibirth proved to be the single biggest tool to revitalising the game, with a lot of the most unique, interesting content being found in this side of things. Of course this isn't a 1 for 1 recreation either, with a lot of it being tweaked and reworked to fit more in line with the game's Afterbirth content, as to not feel out of place. This is certainly something that goes a long way to both represent the amount of care and effort put into every facet of the game, but also to open the door to some of the game's most vividly ambitious concepts. More than ever before, there are moments in this game that have an almost cinematic feel to them, and completely turn the game on its head. For the sake of this, I won't spoil any of these big new ideas, but the more you play, the more you end up realising the sheer quantity of novel, transformative mechanics that have been implemented. What's even more clever about this is how all of these curveballs are located in the lategame after the player will have completed an extremely high amount of runs. The purpose of this is twofold, both demonstrating the game's ability to continue being totally fresh and add new, exciting content even after hundreds of hours, and also ensuring that players are not exposed to too much new information at once due to having become deeply familiar with the core mechanics, systems and gameplay loop by the time they encounter it. This reinforces one of the biggest successes within The Binding of Isaac's design, the ability to prevent information overload even when the game is an endlessly deep well of content.

While definitely controversial, the other incredible aspect of the expansion is its large-scale rebalancing, both buffing and nerfing items in such a way that the power ceiling for runs feels harder to reach, but it's far more consistent to get acceptable, workable runs. This in turn adds more variation to each run, due to the increased viability of a bunch of items more prominently informing the formation and development of each individual playthrough. While this certainly ends up making the game far more challenging, and sometimes the nerfs are admittedly too much (holy mantle), the vast majority of this added difficulty contributes to a far more engaging loop that feels less reliant on just getting a couple of good items and steamrolling, and more a constant test of increasing skill that finally scales properly into the later areas, rather than the vast majority of runs that trivialised these sections in the past. The way these nerfs and changes influence the metagame is another interesting aspect of Repentance's alterations. Rather than there being a singular dominant strategy, the path to victory feels dependant on the trajectory of each individual run. Now rather than aiming for constant devil deals and stacking soul hearts for example, now the ratio of devil to angel deals taken will depend more on other qualities such as offensive capabilities and resources to pay, further contributing to the game's strongly dynamic nature that forms the crux of its entertainment value.

Overall, I would consider Repentance to be an absolute triumph that feels as if it's able to bring the game back to its roots while being something wholly distinct and worthwhile. Sure, the difficulty might be a significant jump from previous incarnations of the game, but it largely feels balanced and a step in the right direction for maintaining an engaging degree of challenge. With all the content and polish added to Repentance, I can quite confidently recommend this as the definitive version of Isaac and in all likelihood the most maximalist roguelite out there, providing what feels like a billion different things to consider at all times. An absolute essential for roguelite fans and even moreso for those who have enjoyed previous versions of this game.
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Kempokid 2021-06-26T09:30:50Z
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When this was first announced, I expected it to be the Antibirth mod, which is 2 new characters and an alternate path. What we got a bunch more than that. We did get Antibirth, plus the “true ending”, and alt versions of every character, who of course come with their own to do list and unlocks. I can see why this took almost 5 years. It’s essentially a sequel sized expansion.

After having played this a bunch now, including all the new characters, I think Repentance does a lot to address some of the balancing issues present since Afterbirth came out. Not only is there a ton of new content, a lot of existing stuff got either buffed or nerfed, Some of the changes seem a little pointless (I’m looking at you Maw of the Void), but others made some historically bad items usable (I’m looking at you Holy Water). I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the new reroll mechanics, but if the aim is to make the game harder to break then it definitely does that.

They also made Angel and Devil devils roughly on par with each other now and updated the mechanics on how they work. If anything, angel deals appear to be new preferred path for a lot of players.

As for new characters, they’re mostly good, but there’s a couple of exceptions. The tainted versions in particular offer some interesting mechanics when they’re coloring in the lines of how Isaac works. When they don’t is when things can get a little tedious.

Tainted Lazarus is like getting one pad of butter with two slices of toast. There’s no real reason you’d ever chose to play as his outside of random streak. The Flip mechanic doesn’t do much but make things more difficult. You’re crafting 2 runs with one runs worth of items.

Jacob and Esau are an interesting concept but they don’t really fit into the game as it’s designed, and can particularly frustrating to try and grind through their achievements.

Tainted Jacob is like trying to unlock The Forgotten with a foot stomping on you at all times, but now it’s an angry spirit chasing you. But, at least there’s a damage buff associated with it if you get lucky.

Tainted Eden is far too random to be enjoyable., unless your into constant shifting parameters. Which, maybe you are.

All that being said, the majority if the new characters are lots of fun. Tainted Apollyon, Eve, and Isaac all have fun mew mechanics. Even Tainted Lost is worthwhile, despite being extremely challenging. They even managed to make The Keeper fun now, something I never thought I’d say.

If you’re an Isaac fan, this is a must buy. It’s really the definitive version of the game, and the culmination of almost a decade of Isaac going all the way back to the flash days.

It still feels like it’s not quite finished. A lot of the Birthright mechanics aren’t even implemented, and a lot of the innate active items on the tainted characters are unlockable but aren’t implemented. I’ve also managed to crash the game a bunch, particularly around the Jacob and Esau synergies than aren’t in the game yet. I think Repentance has crashed more in 2 months than Afterbirth did in 5 years.

Finger crossed we will get an update that polishes off the remaining stuff that isn’t quite done yet. If the wanted to tweak some of the more frustrating characters I would not complain either.
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Edmund McMillen, You litte F**ker You made a shit of piece with your trash Issac it’s f**King Bad this trash game I will become back my money I hope you will in your next time a cow on a trash farm you sucker
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maplegotchi The Binding of Isaac: Repentance 2022-05-23T15:09:24Z
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  • FleegalFlargel 2022-02-11 15:33:21.16645+00
    Cheers for making it available on Mac, Ed. /s
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  • ciaranroy 2022-02-23 00:21:51.773946+00
    people actually like this? they added so much bullshit with every single enemy having RNG based shot patterns and stuff, and the room where you get the second knife part is absolutely the single worst thing in the entire game
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  • ciaranroy 2022-02-24 01:39:33.896389+00
    also they added so much visual clutter that it's impossible to see what's actually happening half of the time, worst offender is Lil Blub which can just destroy you if you get one of those piece of shit arenas with a million rocks in them
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  • SongLyricHere 2022-02-27 04:02:21.478591+00
    filtered
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  • Circuz 2022-03-23 22:39:56.781522+00
    ^ become more creative. Besides that, it's weird how high this is on here but how its only 77% overall on steam
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  • Kankato 2022-04-09 03:49:55.011711+00
    I think my biggest issue with Repentance is that most top tier amazing items were added in Rebirth, which means the vast majority of item additions are not worth picking up. Considering how randomness drastically effects the quality of every run, I think it's a shame that so few good items were added to counteract the dogshit.

    If I could play Repentance's content with Rebirth's item pool I'd call this an essential game.
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    • kaibo 2022-05-07 10:05:29.713533+00
      imo bad take. repentance added lots of god tier items, i.e. r key, rock bottom, c section, birthright, glitched crown, psy fly, twisted pair, sacred orb, etc. while also rebalancing a lot of items to be better. i feel like the game's items are better than ever if anything
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  • SongLyricHere 2022-05-03 14:36:30.859385+00
    I still find it amazing how some folks hate this expansion and like Afterbirth+ when almost all awful changes/additions and mechanics can be traced to that one
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