ItsTheSebbe Apr 22, 2013 @ 11:36am
Should I immediately get Wrath of the Lamb?
Hey, I want to buy Binding of Isaac and its DLC, but I see that many people are saying that the DLC makes it too hard. I've played the demo for a bit and it's not hard to get past the 2nd floor (pretty obvious) anyways, should I first play without DLC and get a little bit better or just immediately buy both? Thanks!
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Sexy Iron Maiden Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Personally I would wait, due to the reasons you said but also because it adds longevity to the game, gives you more value for money
Syobdaed Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
Most people would say to play vanilla for awhile before buying the dlc but wrath of the lamb aint that hard really, some parts of it are hard as hell like clearing the womb or the chest without taking any dmg at all.

What i would say is don't listen to the wimps and go full on.
Reference_Guy Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
I would honestly wait to beat satan at least once or twice before getting the wrath of the lamb
Scampfarmer Apr 22, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
There's a lot to learn and discover in the vanilla version alone, and piling on the contents of the expansion right away isn't going to do you any favours.

I think the game is best enjoyed by easing yourself into it. It's clearly designed to be this way too: half of the game's content is locked away when you begin for the first time. You'll see what I mean when you play it.
[DS9] Fireinthelol Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
Wrath of the Lamb doesn't make things too hard - otherwise noone would want it. It IS challenging though, and makes the main game more challenging by adding in annoying enemy types for new players (yes I'm talking about those ruddy spiders) but it adds a TON of content that if it was on special and you'd only just started the game, you should just get it. Personally I would try to do 2-3 full playthroughs without it first so that you ease into the game (as someone else said) before ramping up the difficulty a bit
neoman4426 Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:36pm 
I would probably buy it now and either back up the executable or get one of the third party launchers that let you toggle it on and off (I think one of them may be official soonish if the Golden God unlock bug is fixed) so you can play whichever version you want at any given time.
HattyTheCat Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
I would Say you should buy the full game with the dlc because it adds more items and has updates that wasnt in the regular game and also add more gaming time and can also add many new enemys to the game so thats why i recommend you getting it.
Sexy Iron Maiden Apr 23, 2013 @ 1:12am 
Originally posted by Scampfarmer:
There's a lot to learn and discover in the vanilla version alone, and piling on the contents of the expansion right away isn't going to do you any favours.

I think the game is best enjoyed by easing yourself into it. It's clearly designed to be this way too: half of the game's content is locked away when you begin for the first time. You'll see what I mean when you play it.

Agreed
so cold Apr 23, 2013 @ 4:02am 
dude get the dlc,its not worth playing without it!
Annie Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
wait for it to go on sale then buy it cause it is only like a dollar
DeViLMaN666_Qc Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:00pm 
Originally posted by xxxDrDubstepxxx:
wait for it to go on sale then buy it cause it is only like a dollar

No, you will play it over 100 hours 5$ is already a steal
[NCiv] Helmic Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:00pm 
I'd definitely wait, regardless of how difficult you want the game to be. The WotL items are designed to play with your notions of how the game is "supposed" to work, they're completely meaningless if you don't have any expectations to begin with. WotL "remixes" BoI, it's made to make the game feel different and make someone who feels they've beaten the game feel like they're playing the game for the first time again.

You're definitely missing out if you install the DLC before beating Satan a couple times. I recommend playing the vanilla game until you feel you're facerolling it, then install WotL to put the spunk back into the game. Vanilla BoI has so much content as is, you're not going to feel WotL's absence until you start running out of items to unlock.
Last edited by [NCiv] Helmic; Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Hauzer Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:58pm 
If you want to go for the achievements, wait until you get them in the vanilla game before you get WotL. It will take a lot longer and be a lot harder to get them with WotL installed. Also WotL is harder in general, so you may want to practice a bit with the vanilla game.

I would buy WotL for your inventory and install it later. I bought it right when it came out and I hadn't played the vanilla game that much yet, I was very dissapointed I could not disable it

DeViLMaN666_Qc Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:59pm 
Originally posted by Hauzer:
If you want to go for the achievements, wait until you get them in the vanilla game before you get WotL. It will take a lot longer and be a lot harder to get them with WotL installed. Also WotL is harder in general, so you may want to practice a bit with the vanilla game.

I would buy WotL for your inventory and install it later. I bought it right when it came out and I hadn't played the vanilla game that much yet, I was very dissapointed I could not disable it

maybe easier to get all achievement but wayyy slower cuz while playing both you unlock every thing faster and game get easier more you unlock secrets , also there a way to remove DLC but you have to do it manually just search for it you find solucion for
Definitely Not Batman May 1, 2013 @ 4:06am 
I'd buy the DLC and leave it in your inventory for later. If you care about achievements i'd try and Golden God the game before turning on WotL, otherwise just get used to the game first, because the DLC adds a lot of challenge to the game compared to the base game.
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