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Generally favorable reviews- based on 167 Ratings

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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Explore the human condition and manipulate time as our hero Tim leaps onto the PlayStation Network in the lush, painterly world of Braid, a puzzle-platformer that takes you from a house in the city on a journey through a series of worlds to solve puzzles and rescue the[Playstation Network] Explore the human condition and manipulate time as our hero Tim leaps onto the PlayStation Network in the lush, painterly world of Braid, a puzzle-platformer that takes you from a house in the city on a journey through a series of worlds to solve puzzles and rescue the princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, including the ability to rewind, create parallel realities and utilize time dilation to overcome the many obstacles in your path. There is no filler in this game; every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world. [Hothead Games] Expand
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  1. I was initially pretty skeptical about Braid, and it took me some time to get past the game's severe melancholy. I eventually found the game's story and the way it plays against the gameplay to be academically interesting, and the game's final payoff is terrific, but it's the ingenuity of the mechanics that makes Braid so engaging.
  2. One of the most innovative games in years, of the highest quality and unique nature, Braid is a game you can’t miss. Already a must have for PC and Xbox 360 users, Braid deserves a space on your Playstation 3 hard drive.
  3. Complex and beautiful, one of the best puzzle games of all time. [Feb 2010, p.84]
  4. Braid is a rare gem in the gaming world. It combines a wonderful audiovisual presentation, a philosophical story and ingenious puzzle gameplay into a brilliant gaming experience. If one game would deserve it to be called art, Braid would be that one game.
  5. It's equally confusing and brilliant. [Feb 2010, p.106]
  6. Despite the occasionally high frustration levels of Braid, the game is cleverly designed and often very rewarding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. AlfieW
    Jan 5, 2010
    10
    Braid is a must have for ps3. I have just bought it and I am totally hooked. The puzzles are all unique and the game brings you satisfaction Braid is a must have for ps3. I have just bought it and I am totally hooked. The puzzles are all unique and the game brings you satisfaction that no other games will, yet it doesn't frustrate. It is worth 100% the price. Expand
  2. sethf
    Dec 30, 2009
    10
    I've enjoyed braid so far more than any other puzzle game! I generally tend to play games with the most extreme graphics thanks to the I've enjoyed braid so far more than any other puzzle game! I generally tend to play games with the most extreme graphics thanks to the playstation 3, but the art style in braid was very refreshing as it was almost static yet it had life breathed into it. A must add to your playstation network collection! Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    Braid is the smartest and most engaging game I have ever played ... and I have played them all. The game is beautiful. The music is amazingBraid is the smartest and most engaging game I have ever played ... and I have played them all. The game is beautiful. The music is amazing and soothing. The puzzles are smart but never too hard and very rewarding. The story requires alot of thought and gives alot of interpretations. Shortly: one of the best games ever made. Expand
  4. PauloA
    Nov 15, 2009
    9
    Despite being a short game and limited replayability this is a GREAT game. New concept of platforming and great puzzles, not to mention the Despite being a short game and limited replayability this is a GREAT game. New concept of platforming and great puzzles, not to mention the great looks and soundtrack. A must try for any gamer. Instant classic! Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2012
    9
    This is one of the coolest side scrollers I've ever played. This is almost the perfect example of the recent trend of side scrolling puzzleThis is one of the coolest side scrollers I've ever played. This is almost the perfect example of the recent trend of side scrolling puzzle games, along with other games like Limbo. The mood of this game is very....well, mysterious. You feel like you've picked up right in the middle of something, but you don't know what exactly preceded it. Anyway, keeping away from spoilers, the game has a lot of very interesting puzzles to it, and if you have a lot of time to spare, there are even more things to do. It's a short game, but a game that shouldn't be all that long. It's one of the better games of the current generation of games. Expand
  6. May 25, 2012
    7
    Extremely hard and obtuse puzzles from a very early stage. Well designed game but just oversteps the fine line between challenging andExtremely hard and obtuse puzzles from a very early stage. Well designed game but just oversteps the fine line between challenging and irrirating for me. Expand
  7. RussellL
    Jan 16, 2010
    0
    Pffft. I have no idea why this gets high scores. Games are supposed to be fun. It's not fun. I don't care about Pffft. I have no idea why this gets high scores. Games are supposed to be fun. It's not fun. I don't care about 'concepts' and 'ingenuity'. I'm playing games for enjoyment first and I found none to be had here. Expand

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