The critically-acclaimed PC game, The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth, will finally land on iOS devices. Players will now be able to take part in Isaac’s grueling adventures, as he tries to overcome his inner demons. Afterbirth, the game’s latest DLC, can now be bought and downloaded from Apple’s store for $14.99.
Little can be said about the Binding of Isaac, a game so twisted and gruesome, that it often leaves us with more questions than answers – were Isaac’s basement adventures real or where they fabricated by the character’s vivid imagination?
Before reading the rest of this article, we should warn you that there will be many spoilers. So, if you want to find out for yourself how the story turns out, you should quit while you can. For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Binding of Isaac, keep reading this article.
So, what’s up with The Binding of Isaac? Released in 2011 by Edmund McMillen, The Binding of Isaac is rogue-like, action/adventure, horror, survival, dungeon-crawling game, inspired by the biblical tale of Isaac and Abraham.
The story goes that Isaac’s mother, who remains anonymous throughout the game, lived a blissful life his son, Isaac, in a house atop of a hill. Isaac’s mother would quietly sit all day watching Christian shows on TV, while her son plays with his toys.
However, things will change one night, when Isaac’s mother hears a voice from above telling her that her son has been corrupted by the forces of evil and that she must do everything in her power to purify his soul.
Fearing the divine retribution, Isaac’s mother takes away the child’s toy, drawing and his clothes. But this wasn’t enough. The woman hears again the voice which orders her to step up her efforts of shielding her son from all evil. As a result, the woman locks up her son in his room, away from evil, and from the vengeful gaze of the omnipotent being.
The woman would hear the disembodied voice one more, questioning her resolve and even her faith. To show her complete devotion, the woman agrees to butcher her son in the name of God. Overhearing the woman’s conversation, Isaac escapes from his room, only to find himself trapped in the home’s basement with his own doubts, fears, and other frightening inner demons.
The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth for iOS will feature Bluetooth controller support and cloud saving.
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