Another week is beginning for Blaugust 2023 and as I laid out in my planning post this week it is all about playing some games in my backlog! So... consider this post as part of my running series: My Steam Backlog (see all MySteamBacklog tagged posts) and come back all week for more!
Dusting off where I left the backlog we were still in the Bs (and 2023 is almost over!). The next game up was The Binding of Isaac.
The first part that throws me off is the theme of the game. Let's just say it's not for the feint of heart. As I have no heart... well let's continue. No, actually lets not. I don't like the premise or theme of the game. If you don't want to think about a mother sacrificing her child then don't play this game.
The second part that throws me off is... well.. I'm old(er) with slow(er) reflexes and poor(er) vision. Binding is a game that is all about fast reflexes amid tons of things going on at once. I did get the hang of it after a bit and can see the draw in the skill ceiling the game offers.
BUT combine a theme I don't enjoy with gameplay that is for a younger (better?) gamer and I could not force myself to an hour of play. I gave up after twenty or so minutes.