The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ includes Rebirth, Afterbirth, and the Afterbirth+ expansion and will be launching with the system March 3rd on both retail and digital formats.
It's cool to see this hit launch since it's generally well-received. I'll probably pass on it myself since the content and subject matter are not really my thing, but more games from the start is always good news.
Let's see if Konami can match or beat that $39.99 price with Super Bomberman R now...
I gave it a shot on Steam because it seemed up my alley in its gameplay. I could probably get past the gross factor if the gameplay clicked for me, but it didn't quite land for whatever reason. I can see why people love it, though.
I didn't care for the concept of roguelikes for a long time, but I've warmed up to them a bit after having amazing experiences with Spelunky and Crypt of the Necrodancer.
@nate38 Well, also my computer died and I had no backup save files so I lost all of my progress.
@TriforceBun People will argue forever what it means, but these "Rogue-like" games tend to have a few pieces in place:
1. Procedural generation of areas 2. Death brings you back to the beginning (some have unlockable shortcuts, or let you keep upgrades to characters, others do not)
Not sure if SteamWorld Dig really counts. I kind of forget how it all plays out to be honest but I feel like it didn't keep making you repeat stuff over and over when you died, did it? Maybe a bit. I do remember starting from the top a lot...
@TriforceBun I would say that it has some elements, but is primarily a survival game at it's core. Good examples of roguelikes would be Binding of Isaac, Spelunky, Rogue Legacy, Vagante (super underrated), Nuclear Throne, and Enter The Gungeon. All have you starting with near nothing and slowly unlocking more and more. Another core feature of these games is slowly learning the patterns and best ways to approach the game. Even if you start with nothing in a run, you still have all your knowledge from your previous runs that can be used to your advantage.
@Mr_Mustache That's not an accident, the plot involves a fetus or something. It's pretty gross.
I have it actually. Tried it out. Not really my thing. Another "roguelike", I just can't get into those kind of games. Anand probably loves it. It's very original Zelda inspired, which is cool. But yeah, roguelike. Not for me.
Noooot really... As with most of you guys, the theme really turns me off. Even moreso than with Super Meat Boy. I got the base version on PSN+, and I've tried to play it a few times. Seems like it could be decent, but that theme...
That said, I still pre-ordered it, because someone said that there would be a bonus in the first couple thousand copies, and I am a moron. Also, sorry to keep pimping this, but there was an AMAZING DEAL AT BEST BUY.