The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • SKU: 5730200
  • Release Date: 03/17/2017
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Crude humor, Use of drugs, Violence
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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (999 out of 1064)

Product Details


  • Developer: Nicalis
  • Publisher: Nicalis
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Role Playing
  • Release Date: 03/17/2017

Synopsis


Battle your way through thousands of rooms in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for the Nintendo Switch. Random generation keeps game play new for hours of fun, and 30 challenge modes push the action to new levels. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ comes with more than 20 endings for a unique experience every time you play.

Features


Randomly generated action-shooter with heavy RPG and Roguelike elements

Get superhuman abilities and fight with the crowds of mysterious creatures, reveal secrets, and fight your way to safety

Over 1,000 hours of gameplay, 5 unique modes of play and 30+ Challenge modes

14 playable characters and over 50 unique bosses

Over 500 items and weapons

Over 6,000 rooms with over 4 billion possible combinations

20 professionally animated cartoon endings

Bestiary! (enemy collection page that keeps track of everything you kill in game)

Online leaderboards and daily runs

For 1 player



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1064 reviews

94%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very deep and rewarding game

    Posted
    Zetroc
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've actually purchased this game 3 times so far. Once on the Playstation 4 and Vita with crossbuy, Once on the PC through Steam, and Once on my Nintendo 3DS. I've have put over 100+ hours into this game through my 3 available options. I prefer the New 3DS and PS4. The 3DS because of the size of the screen and PS4 because it has AfterBirth. This game is completely new every time you pick it up. You will probably die alot, but that's ok because you get to start a new game and experience a whole new dynamic of gameplay. This game has so many secrets and secret bosses, that I just can't get enough of this game. The fact that they are putting in all the expansions and it is now officially a launch Switch Launch game makes the Switch all the more sweeter to me. I only need Zelda and Isaac and I will be a very pleased Switch owner till the end of the year. After the very disappointing Switch presentation by Nintendo last week, I needed some good news about my pre order and this is what I was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone, but definitely for me.

    Posted
    Slovo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This game has been out on other platforms for quite some time, however this new version for switch is fantastic. This includes the remake/remaster Rebirth, as well as both of the current DLC packs: Afterbirth and Afterbirth+. The game itself is somewhat difficult to explain... at its heart, Isaac is a dungeon crawling game. Unlike many games nowadays, when you die you lose everything and start over from the first floor of the dungeon, with the dungeon changing every time. And trust me, you will die. To help you along the way, you find items that usually help, but also may sometimes hinder you. With hundreds of items available, a large part of the fun is finding new items, discerning what they do, and then how they interact with other items. For instance, a bent spoon will psychically guide your shots towards enemies, and a robotic eye will exchange your shots for a laser; combined, you now have a laser that twists and turns to run through enemies. There is an item that causes you to explode when you use it, damaging both yourself and objects around you, and another object that causes explosions to heal you; together, you are able to heal yourself as well as just walk up to enemies and begin blowing them up. The subject matter is not light. Your character is a crying child named Isaac, who is running away from his mother after she has been commanded by God to kill Isaac. The items, enemies, bosses, etc all revolve around death, filth, religion, abortion, and drug paraphernalia. This is not intended for children, despite the game being available on a Nintendo platform. As I mentioned before, each time you die you restart the game. However, not all is lost every time. Each time you go through the dungeon, as you kill more bosses, pick up more items, defeat more enemies, etc. you are making progression, unlocking more floors to be available and more items can show up, as well as a litany of characters to play as on future runs. There are also many convoluted ways to beat the game for those that enjoy it enough to seek them out. The switch only makes this game better, able to take it on the go on the fly, drop-in and drop-out co-operative gameplay for up to 4 players, and able to simply place the console to sleep to continue later (a "run" through the dungeon can sometimes take up to an hour). It is very pick up and play friendly, as depending on your skill and luck you could blow through a run in 20 minutes or less. I do notice some technical issues that I did not experience when playing on the Vita (Rebirth only, this version is my first experience with the DLCs). For instance, there is an item called "No. 2" that causes you to drop a fecal bomb (told you it can be gross...) after firing for 5 consecutive seconds. When that bomb explodes, a cloud covers the current room you're in, damaging all enemies. When that or other full-screen effects happen, the framerate dips dramatically. It is sort of helpful in the moment to moment gameplay, as you are able to dodge attacks almost like you're Neo from The Matrix, but it is not intended and is most certainly a performance issue. I have also had an issue with a particular enemy's AI, where it will jump to the corner of the room and just sit there. Sometimes there are rocks in that corner, and I do not have a way to get to the enemy to kill it, locking me in that room. The game has a built-in fail-safe for events like this, opening the room after no damage is done to either enemy or player after so much time. Still, what fun is it to sit there and wait 1 or 2 minutes doing nothing? You also do not get a reward for clearing the room, and have to redo the room if you end up having to walk back through. Those issues aside, I have had a great time with the game on the Switch. I recommend looking up videos of the gameplay before diving in head-first, but if you like what you've read then I say take the leap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I've never played a game this long

    Posted
    Danyel
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The original binding of isaac and its expansions were a masterpiece. It gained so much popularity that it spawned a remake. This is that remake. The Binding of Isaac provides countless hours of entertainment. Personally i own the game on 3 different platforms and have easily played over 400 hours of this game in total. There is so much to unlock, so many items, bosses, endings, achievements, etc that I have barely 52% completion on my most played game file. This is a game that will certainly provide you with enough to get your money out of it. At 40 dollars and a launch title for a new platform I highly recommend picking this game up as soon as you possibly can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pulled me away from Zelda!

    Posted
    HB187
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've seen people play this game, but I never got into it. That was a mistake. This game is really hard at first, but it's not discouraging. It's worth picking up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the game is freaking awesome and very fun.

    Posted
    k1tt
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Isaac is one of the best game i got. it a must have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great top down shooter

    Posted
    Son12
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Basically a top down shooter with an insane amount of difficulty and content. Keep in mind the type of art direction this game takes. It can be pretty grotesque and has religious references. If that bothers you don't get it, it's definitely not for kids. I bought it because I enjoy the gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Binding of isaac

    Posted
    albroadwell
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This game is ridiculously fun and has 1000+ hours of gameplay

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Indie Title

    Posted
    jory
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The Binding of Isaac is probably my favorite indie title next to Shovel Knight in the last few years, possibly just favorite title in general. 400+ hours across the series on different platforms I'm excited to own a physical copy of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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