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Overall 7
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Braid

ablegamers.com
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Everybody makes mistakes, it's a fact of life, but if you could turn back the clock and correct your mistakes, would you? And, more importantly, should you? Braid asks these questions and more as it explores the intriguing possibilities available to you if you have the ability to manipulate time...
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Overall 9
9.0

Braid - Xbox Live Arcade

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Full of ingenious ideas, Tons of variety, Every aspect is necessary
  • Cons: Gets pretty tough, Kinda short, Other XBLA games look silly
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Overall 9
8.8

Braid (PSN) Review

PlayDevil
25 March 2010
  • Summary: Whilst " Braid " may be too short for its own good, it’s also an attractive, very playable and genius game. It’s a title that should be experienced at least once, and £7.99 (9.99 Euro) for a slice of puzzle and platforming of this quality isn’t too bad, although it has to be said that it’s a little...
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Braid

Gamezebo
30 December 2009
Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 9
9.0

Braid - PS3 - Review

GameZone
8 December 2009
  • Excerpt: One of the biggest surprises of last year was a clever little Xbox LIVE Arcade title called Braid. The game took a compelling narrative, charming aesthetic, and great time-based puzzles to make for an experience that truly stood out against any other game, downloadable or otherwise.
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Overall 8
8.0

Braid Review

Softpedia
22 October 2009
  • Conclusion: I liked Braid, but the game made me feel uneasy. It has the right atmosphere and the right gameplay, but it somehow feels wrong. Maybe this is the way we are supposed to feel after the finale, and if so, the creator has hit the mark.
  • Pros: Besides the ability to manipulate time, the first thing that jumps out is the art direction, and it’s quite obvious that a lot of thought has been put into it. The graphics and the entire atmosphere of Braid make the game feel unique and memorable.
  • Cons: For a game developed by a single man, I found almost nothing wrong with it. The only two “problems,” although this is a harsh word, are related to gameplay. The first issue is related to the general difficulty of the game. Even if Jonathan Blow admitted that some of the puzzles would have been im...
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Overall 10
10

Braid

Adventure Classic Gaming
20 June 2009
  • Excerpt: I was first introduced to Braid when I read the online writings of some gamers discussing the significance of the game's ending and trying to figure out what the game's story really meant.
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Overall 8
7.5

If I Could Turn Back Time

Game Debate
26 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Braid is a mysterious beast indeed. Imagine if Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Hawking decided to get together over a few shandies and remake Super Mario World. Their booze-fuelled creation would probably end up something like this 2D platformer by independent developer Jonathan Blow.
  • Pros: Original gameplay, Hard puzzles skippable, Simple controls
  • Cons: 'Story' is pointless, Can be too abstract
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Braid

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Excerpt: If I were forced to give a one-word review of Braid it would be: dense. So very quickly Braid informs us that it intends to be familiar and different. The player begins in front of a gorgeously drawn city that glows so bright it looks aflame.
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Overall 9
9.0

Braid

GamesRadar
28 April 2009
  • Pros: Retro platformer parody, Time-warp puzzling, Complex and beautiful
  • Cons: Laboured metaphors, No exclusive PS3 content, Will cause brain pain
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