Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. How does this get so much praise? This game overall is so laughably bad that I'm ashamed that it got a 90. The design is so bad it rivals Bubsy 3D. The concept of rewinding time is ruined by un-rewindable objects, and you never really truly need it unless you die. Yes there is a good puzzle in world 3, but that's it. MOST OVERRATED INDIE GAME OF ALL TIME.
Summary: If you don't love the amazing artwork, the brilliant soundtrack, the ingenious puzzles, the emotionally destroying story and how much care it's been crafted with, you have a heart made of cold granite.
Summary: When I first downloaded Braid and started playing it, I was taken back to the NES days, and thought it was charming. Then the levels got more difficult, and the game truly presented itself. I still play this game sometimes, it's just so good and has awesome replay value. Just walk away from it for a month, then play it all over again.
Summary: A fantastic 2D platform puzzle game that is quite unique. The puzzles are by far the best part of the game. Very challenging at times but not insurmountable. I found them to be intelligently thought through with some lateral and creative thinking required. I understand that for some people these kinds of challenges are simply not enjoyable. If that's you, then you should pass on this game.
Summary: Slightly gimmicky. Graphics aren't very good. I thought this was a flash game I played for free 4 years ago. I wouldn't pay money for this. As far as puzzlers or platformers I've played games that are more focused and more challenging than this.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.