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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 itself. The story follows a dapper little chap called Tim who is trying to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by a monster and trapped in a castle.
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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 itself. The story follows a dapper little chap called Tim who is trying to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by a monster and trapped in a castle.
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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. In any case, Braid is a great throwback to the past and a great title that shows the evolution of games in a period of 20 years.
  • 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 impossible to solve without the time gimmicks, I would have expected a more uniformed difficulty. As it stands, some of the areas are way too easy and others makes you wish for ...
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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. Theories were presented with absolute certainty on all sides, until someone found a quote from the game's designer, Jonathan Blow, chiding gamers who were taking too narrow of an interpretation of the game's themes and drawing elaborate allegories where none were intended.
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Gameplay 9
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Graphics 10
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Sound 8
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Storyline 6
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Replay value 4
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Expert Review

Video Game talk
14 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Braid is a puzzle-based platformer for the Xbox Live Arcade. It uses a fairy tale style of narration about the journey of a young man named Tim. Tim is a small fellow with bouncing red hair and a cute little black suit. He uses time-based manipulation to control his environment and collect large puzzle pieces that paint pictures of Tim�s life. Braid is easily one of the more unique titles to hit Xbox Live as of late.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

sztab.com
27 August 2010
  • Conclusion: Pastelowy świat, mężczyzna (chłopiec?) w garniturze, przy którym brnący w stronę Mordoru Frodo mógłby się poczuć niczym Guliwer w trakcie swoich podróży i piękny pastelowy świat przedstawiony z boku. Brak skomplikowanej fabuły i intryg na miarę nowego Splinter Cella (gdzie nawiasem mówiąc gracz mógł się pogubić, śledząc jego fabułę). Tak pokrótce przedstawia się najnowsza produkcja mało znanego studia Number None Inc. zatytułowana Braid . O co w niej tak naprawdę chodzi?
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Overall 8
8.3

Обзор Braid vs. Aquaria

games.cnews.ru
18 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Нет ничего приятней, чем среди громоздящихся до потолка залежей паршивеньких шутеров и одноклеточных стратегий обнаружить парочку славненьких аркад. Можно спокойно сварить себе крепкого колумбийского в турке и, расслабившись в кресле, нехотя ограничиться несколькими  клавишами управления, носиться и веселиться. Или наоборот: ломать голову и просвещаться. А после неожиданно взять за шкирку и стравить обе затейливых игрушки в одной статейке.
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Overall 8
8.3

Обзор Braid vs. Aquaria

games.cnews.ru
18 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Нет ничего приятней, чем среди громоздящихся до потолка залежей паршивеньких шутеров и одноклеточных стратегий обнаружить парочку славненьких аркад. Можно спокойно сварить себе крепкого колумбийского в турке и, расслабившись в кресле, нехотя ограничиться несколькими  клавишами управления, носиться и веселиться. Или наоборот: ломать голову и просвещаться. А после неожиданно взять за шкирку и стравить обе затейливых игрушки в одной статейке.
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Overall 9
8.5

Braid

AG
11 May 2009
  • Summary: Пожалуй, основной недостаток Braid — небольшая продолжительность. Попав в своеобразный ритм, проносишься сквозь игру за один-два вечера. Жаль, что нельзя отмотать их назад и начать заново. Студия Magnatune выпустила саундтрек Braid отдельным диском.
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