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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    92
    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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    90
    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 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. JasonC
    Dec 24, 2009
    10
    This really is a mini masterpiece. Unique visuals and sound. Complete one of a kind gameplay. Worth 7.99 of anyone's money.
  2. 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
  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. BrianN.
    Jan 25, 2010
    9
    The artwork, the music, the innovative controls, the brain-teasing puzzles all come together into one fantastic game. You can't go wrong The artwork, the music, the innovative controls, the brain-teasing puzzles all come together into one fantastic game. You can't go wrong for the price, I paid $7.50 and got more enjoyment than even some of the 60 dollar titles I've purchased. If you're easily frustrated, do not try this. But if you're an old school gamer who remembers when games didn't hold your hand through every little game portiom and made you use that space between your ears, then by all means show 'Braid' some love. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    8
    Absolutely beautiful game. The art style is unique, game play superb, and story compelling.
    The only major downfall is the length; far too
    Absolutely beautiful game. The art style is unique, game play superb, and story compelling.
    The only major downfall is the length; far too short. The game gives you an aware for beating it in 45 minutes. so that should say something about the length problem.
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  6. DavidB
    Jan 12, 2010
    6
    Braid has novel concepts. That, however, is it's only gimmik, and it's not an amazeing one. The story is interesting, but not very Braid has novel concepts. That, however, is it's only gimmik, and it's not an amazeing one. The story is interesting, but not very engageing. There is zero replay value. It doesn't last as long as it's price tag would lead you to believe. It's mostly sold off as being an artistic, vibrant piece, but the PS3 has titles like Flower, Linger in Shadows and Pixeljunk Eden, all for the same, or cheaper, cost. If it had come out on the PSN a year ago, it'd be great, but there's other, better sources for artistic games now. Expand
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