Should I buy Wrath of the Lamb yet ?

#1 Edited by Ares42 (3014 posts) -

So I've been suddenly getting really into the game and just before the weekend got as far as unlocking ??? (killed satan about 2-3 times). I've been playing vanilla, as I've heard that the expansion makes the game harder (so getting a better grip of it before expanding could be helpful). However after getting as far as I have I'm starting to lose interest somewhat. I was thinking I'd want to unlock the d6 before expanding, but playing the blue baby is really hard =(

So, think I should go for it, or grind out the d6 first ?

#2 Posted by Spoonman671 (5027 posts) -

I wouldn't.  It's too expensive to be worth the risk.

#3 Posted by Olu (97 posts) -

It's harder, but not THAT hard. WOTL adds a lot of fun shit to the game, i'd say go for it.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (6129 posts) -

Just get it.

#5 Posted by mnzy (2964 posts) -

There's way more stuff in it. Stuff is good.

#6 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5030 posts) -

Should have got it in the sale, it was like 50p. Maybe wait to see if it goes back on?

#7 Posted by Ares42 (3014 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

Should have got it in the sale, it was like 50p. Maybe wait to see if it goes back on?

Hehe, it's not exactly like the price is what's been holding me back :P

#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

Should have got it in the sale, it was like 50p. Maybe wait to see if it goes back on?

Cause 3$ is just too much.

#9 Posted by captain_max707 (536 posts) -

It is fantastic. It got me totally on board with the game again after I had spent like 40 hours playing. Just beat it for the 10th time last night!

#10 Posted by takayamasama (534 posts) -

Wrath of the lamb is amazing, and I think it is fair with how it ups the difficulty, with the amazing item combos that come with it.

#11 Posted by Curval (72 posts) -

If you're farming achievements then do the "Don't Take Damage" ones first. Those will be way easier to do without the WOTL content. Once those are out of the way go ahead and buy it because it's awesome.

#12 Posted by BeachThunder (13146 posts) -

If you're uncertain, look here. Personally, I'd say go for it now, if you feel experienced in playing the game (judging by what you've written, it seems like you're going pretty well).

BTW, some tips on Blue Baby

#13 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

That's a tough decision to make considering the $1.49 investment.

#14 Posted by Ares42 (3014 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

That's a tough decision to make considering the $1.49 investment.

It usually helps to know what you're talking about when you're trying to be sarcastic :P

Anyways, I went and bought it and the difficulty is really kicking me in the balls =( First run I got hit in every room in the first floor. But I guess it's just pretty much like starting all over again. The new crying guys with bombs and Knight AI are really messing with me.

#15 Posted by Donatello (23 posts) -

I got them both at the same time so that I would not know the difference. worked out for me.

#16 Posted by The_Nubster (2543 posts) -

I got them together as well, but sometimes I feel that the enemy combinations (typically the jumping spiders and huge hordes of area-of-effect enemies, as well as the alternate bosses) are just plain unfair. Going through Spelunky and Dredmor, I always felt that it was my fault that something went absolutely haywire and fucked up my run, but there are times where I get completely fucked out of an otherwise amazing run and I'm left feeling angry at the game, and everything I hate about it is from the DLC. It throws so much shit at you, and not having the ability to fire beyond the cardinal directions feels like a serious detriment to how demanding the DLC makes the game, and I really regret buying the DLC with it. I'm not enjoying it as much as I would otherwise.

#17 Posted by Ares42 (3014 posts) -

@The_Nubster: Not really sure if I agree with the shooting issue, but ye there are definitely rooms in the expansion where I go "how the fuck was I supposed to do that without taking damage?". Also some of the bosses you can get in the first floors are way too strong. I've been having fun with it though, but it does sorta seem like it was mostly just a case of making things harder without too much consideration for the consequences to make it more of a crapshoot.

#18 Posted by The_Nubster (2543 posts) -

@Ares42: The shooting issue mainly arises from bosses like The Bloat and Krampus, who can pump out attack bullets super quickly and then engage in an instant direction attack with those huge beams of blood. Not being able to shoot diagonally, and also being punished for being in a position where your bullets can actually do damage, is kind of bullshit. It's definitely a fun game, but a lot of the time, death doesn't feel justified, and I'm left with a sour taste in my mouth.

#19 Posted by Max422 (34 posts) -

It's worth to buy, more than a DLC, like a brand new game, and $3 is not expensive if you consider the new content.

But once you bought it you can't go back to the old one, I don't think it's harder because the new items are powerful too. More challenge, more fun.

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