Warning: This article covers a franchise that is fairly morbid and grotesque. If you find that sort of content is upsetting, this article may not be for you.
The Binding of Isaac, the notoriously difficult roguelike game, has gone through many changes and updates over the years. Starting as a Flash game in 2011, it has since gone to Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, and even the more family-friendly Switch and 3DS platforms. It has also received multiple sizeable updates:
- Wrath of the Lamb;
There has also been a physical card game released called The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls, with a new expansion, Requiem, being made. Not satisfied with this large list of accolades, Edmund McMillen and the staff at Maestro Media have announced a limited run of The Unboxing of Isaac – a monthly Isaac-themed subscription box. As a huge fan of the franchise, I immediately signed up for it and felt it would be useful to show others what each box comes with. The first month’s theme is Dogma, and here is what it came with!
A suitably morbid greeting card is at the top of the box, making any big Isaac fan know that care has gone into the box!
The box this month also came with high quality, textured sticker of the Dogma design – showing an angelic-type character escaping from the TV (quite possibly the same one that Isaac’s mother is watching Christian broadcasts on) – a perfect size for decorating laptops, consoles, water bottles, whatever you want to decorate!
The box also comes with the same angelic design, but on a print (around A5 size), complete with shiny lettering on the bottom right. The material it is on is also a high-quality card.
Each box also comes with a short-sleeved shirt, with the same design as the print and sticker – the shirt feels very well-made and a true Isaac collectible!
Four Souls Cards
The box is also complete with 4 new Four Souls cards, exclusive to The Unboxing Of Isaac including, as you could have guessed, a card based on the box’s monthly theme. The cards all come in a sturdy plastic card holder, therefore ensuring they can be kept in the best condition during transit and for storage. Luckily for any fans of Four Souls who don’t get the box – none of the cards in the pack break the core game, but just add to the numerous cards already available as part of it.
Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of this month’s box, and I will be continuing to report on future boxes and any other key Isaac updates right here on The Domain!
If you are interested in The Unboxing of Isaac, you can find more details right here: https://maestromedia.com/collections/unboxing-of-isaac-subscription