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.
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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.
In the beginning I'll list cons of the game. There is only one of them: its a bit too short.
The game is challenging, represents one of most unique ideas in games I've ever seen and has PERFECT audiovisual setting! Smart, beautiful and also teaching us a few important truths about life.
Thank you for creating Braid (and bringing it to Linux), guys.
Awesome artwork, gameplay. Quick to pick up, the puzzles are clever, fun, and really cool in exactly how they tie in the background with the on screen objects.
Sound/audio isn't mind blowing, but it fits the game rather well.
Game does an excellent job of alerting you to your character's capabilities without blatently giving away puzzles.
Fun, unique, and captivating.
This game is amazing! Fantastic universe and game concept : play with time to solve puzzles aong 5 different worlds. The game is very immersive and the music is just from 'another world' - yes I'm comparing this game with "Another World" =D.