Describing Our Darker Purpose
as "The Binding of Isaac
, but all Tim Burtoned up" would probably be fairly accurate at first glance.
Its basically a rogue-lite twin-stick shooter, the same way Isaac
is, with a similar difficulty level, but a few odd design choices which make it over difficult.
Most notable is the lack of 8 way control on where you shoot - you're limited to 4 directions for shooting, but 8 for movement, which is odd. Isaac
has similar limitations, but thats due it's heritage as a flash game, and its tileset based environments and level design account for that, but not so here.
Add to that things like odd hitboxes, clunky movement, a sound menu which doesn't actually show what you have selected, and seemingly randomly set difficulty don't help, either.
I'd recommended it, but not at the current price (around $15) when there are better alternatives - probably worth picking up cheap in a bundle though.