Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles.
AMAZING! Just amazing...
The graphics, the music... everything is beautiful within this game.
And one of the best aspects of it is the story. You start thinking one thing, but in the end it is another, and at the same time, you don't know exactly what it is. Does this make any sense?
Where to begin...
This game is absolutely amazing. I am one who has always found platformers a bit hit and miss; but this has to top the HIT list going from level to level trying to grab each piece of a puzzle completing the puzzles for each world.
the first big plus to this game for me is quite simple, if you can't work out how to get a piece of a puzzle then go to another level and try and work out them instead. unlike some game where you are stuck at a point then that is it you are stuck until you work it out in Braid if you can't figure it out then you go and find one you can and come back later. without this one simply concept this game would have been binned inside an hour (maybe even less).
the second big plus is the ingenious game play and twists in time manipulation making every puzzle a real challenge and with each world owning it's flavour of time manipulation brings very different approaches to the same problem and mastering each world realm of time brings you closer and closer to the grand finally.
to wrap up the graphics and sound are beautiful every level, every world has its own look and feel which really adds to the enjoyment of it all. when it coming to re-playability I'm a little unsure it is certainly easy to forget how you completed a level or got that one last piece of the puzzle but for me it is a little hard to judge as for all the time I have played I actually have yet to complete it. to be honest even though to ultimate goal is to complete the game; to do so would sadden me a bit as for such a beautiful game I would happily keep playing forever.