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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: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. NeoNeo
    Jan 25, 2010
    10
    Where do I begin... Braid has changed my life. I thought I was once another lost soul in this infinite universe, but know I have realized I Where do I begin... Braid has changed my life. I thought I was once another lost soul in this infinite universe, but know I have realized I am the son and the father of chaos and anarchy. One mind, one body, one soul woven, "braided," into space and time. This game makes you look into the darkest caves of the mind, the depths of mankind, until you reach the madness in search for an answer, for her. Defying the law of physics to reach the goal of salvation. Our whole lives we fight the evil, and strive to conquer our demons, but in the end we are the demons. We are the universe observing itself. We are the universe destroying itself. Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2012
    10
    This game is perfect. An interesting story, nice controls, time puzzles that are well done and a great set of secret stars to find. @RussellLThis game is perfect. An interesting story, nice controls, time puzzles that are well done and a great set of secret stars to find. @RussellL Oh, you wanted to be Soap Mactavish and teabag very noob in an online mode. Delete your Metacritic account(if possible) and go back to join your retarded friends in COD, I'll go play Braid. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Aug 31, 2010
    9
    A lovely little game. The gameplay is familiar enough and sticks with what works, but the time techniques offer up a really unique set ofA lovely little game. The gameplay is familiar enough and sticks with what works, but the time techniques offer up a really unique set of rules and ways to complete the tasks. Some of the puzzles in this were really tricky, but I enjoyed playing every moment. It was a game that when I finished it (it is too short) I really longed for more. Expand
  5. May 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. 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. Apr 19, 2015
    0
    Why did I have to buy ps3 to play this? I already have sega master system! Also I did not exactly understand how is turning back the time isWhy did I have to buy ps3 to play this? I already have sega master system! Also I did not exactly understand how is turning back the time is helping me do things that I didn't actually do in reality! Expand

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