You might be wondering what Wrath of The Lamb could possibly be, but try to remember my last article on Binding of The Isaac. That’s right, Wrath of the Lamb (or WotL, for short) is an expansion targeted towards the game. Now, you might already know the basic gameplay of the game itself, so I won’t focus on that part this time around, and instead, I’ll cover why the DLC is worth getting and what changes it brings to the table, because for as low as 2 Euro while not on sale, the value it brings to the game is incredibly high.
Being released on 28th September 2011, it has expanded the game by a lot. It added a whole new game type called challenges, 35 achievements more – when we look at the previous amount of 24, that is more than double, and 34 more secrets. But that’s not all, it also adds 6 more totally different special rooms to the game to make every gameplay as unique as it can possible get. I’ll talk more about each of the introductions soon.
Despite of all the addictions, the expansions also adds two completely new floors, accessible after we have beat Sheol and Satan itself from the basic version. Those are namely The Cathedral and The Chest, which could be considered the ultimate end-game content that Edward is giving us. Even though I have 160 hours in the game, I have just barely unlocked it and have yet to beat it with all of the characters. Not only that, it introduces the possibility for the default floors to be swapped out by a harder version of themselves, called The Cellar, The Catacombs, Necropolis and Utero. You will face harder enemies here – Edward was sure to make the Wrath of the Lamb harder than the original Binding of Isaac.
The new system that I find particularly interesting is the Curse system. Each time you beat the game, you have more chance of getting a cursed floor on your next playthrought. There are three different curses that can happen, but never two at once – Curse of Darkness, which removes your minimap, Curse of the Labyrinth combines two stages into one, big floor and Curse of the Lost, which expands the current floor by a decent amount resulting in more wandering around.
All in all, I believe that Wrath of the Lamb is a must-have for any Binding of Isaac funs out there. It adds TONS of content for the price of 2 Euros and making the game a bit harder. You can read more about the expansion on the official wiki – here. Stay tuned for more!