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If you haven't played it yet due to its inaccessibility to PS3 owners then it's time to bite. Braid's release on PSN takes us back a year where nothing has changed; it's still brilliant and gamers should give it a shot.
When it came out on the Xbox 360, Braid was one of the best downloadable games on the console. Little has changed. It's an experience every gamer should enjoy, and is a game cut from the same cloth as BioShock and Portal, erasing videogame norms and reimagining the way we look at the medium. It does things with gaming that are usually reserved for novels and films, while also adding elements that would be impossible in any other form. It’s is a game that makes you think about your own life as much as it does about gaming. The level design is inspired and expertly crafted in a way that would make Shigeru Miyamoto blush, the pacing brilliant, and the gameplay as classic as it is progressive. When I reviewed Super Mario Galaxy I called it a bookend of the platformer; a signal of the death of a genre, taking it as far as it could go and ending it. Braid took it a few feet farther, while rewinding to it’s beginning and starting it anew.
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.
Aunque completar esta fantasía desbordante de originalidad no llevará demasiado tiempo, Braid nos asegura horas de diversión -y casi obsesión- de una experiencia inolvidable hasta que enmendamos los errores del pasado. Sin duda, recomendable para cualquier jugador que busque algo diferente y, por supuesto, sobresaliente.
Braid can be finished in just a few hours, which might make the $15 price tag seem a bit high. But do not let a few extra dollars deter you from an exemplary experience that can rival many full-price, retail games. Braid is worth every penny. The captivating ending sequence, which makes use of your rewind ability in a jaw-dropping new way, provides the exclamation point on this remarkable game, but the adventure is consistently engaging throughout the entire ride. The clever puzzles alone are enough to make this an adventure worth taking. Braid's deep and mesmerizing tale is evergreen: it is outside of and beyond time. It will never get old.
This PS3 port doesn't add in any new features and comes in well over a year after the game first debuted on the Xbox 360, but that doesn't make it any less of a recommendable experience. If this is your first chance to check out Braid, then give it a download; you won't be disappointed.
But for the most part, Braid is a great game that will force you to flex your mental muscle; in a way, it’s similar to something like echochrome, simply because you have to “bend” your mind into a certain shape before you can fully comprehend the skewed setting and premise. Our minds simply weren’t designed to work this way, which can almost be counted as a strike against this particular title…but I don’t wanna do that. It sounds far too much like whining and the bottom line is that we probably need more games like Braid. Even the story, which isn’t just about finding the princess, but rectifying a past wrong, is timeless and intriguing. The game is called “Braid” because when the princess turned away from Tim in scorn after Tim said some hurtful things, her braid hit him in the face. See? Artistic throughout. Many will appreciate it but don’t be surprised if you find yourself staring at the screen in utter consternation for long stretches of time…
Braid is a beautiful, smart and challenging game and certainly worth checking out. Although the difficulty can be a little surprising at times, the overall experience is rewarding enough to warrant working through the puzzles.
Despite the occasionally high frustration levels of Braid, the game is cleverly designed and often very rewarding. Knowing that your skills are steadily improving with each and every piece obtained is an extremely gratifying experience and should keep most players engaged until Braid’s unexpected climax. Braid is a great example of non-conventional game design and although it isn’t perfect, it’s definitely worth making some time for.
Braid est un titre envoûtant, unique et poétique. L'aventure qu'il propose est parfaitement maîtrisée quel que soit le point de vue adopté. Le gameplay est millimétré, intelligent et ne souffre d'aucun véritable défaut. Braid sollicite les neurones bien plus que les réflexes, mais il le fait avec brio, sans jamais sombrer dans le piège d'une difficulté outrancière ou d'une facilité condescendante. Braid est un titre mature, qui ne plaira pas à tout le monde, ne serait-ce que par la mélancolie qui se dégage de ses différents tableaux et de sa musique. Enfin, même si le soft est brillant, son originalité et sa faible durée de vie l'empêcheront sans doute d'atteindre un large public. Mais il est évident que ceux qui se laisseront tenter en toute connaissance de cause ne le regretteront pas.
At $14.99 Braid might seem a bit expensive when compared to the great majority of PSN games. However, those $15 are money well spent! Braid is clever, smart, charming and undeniably fun. The moments of frustration are outweigh by the feeling of accomplishment once you figure them out. Put down some cash and get Braid: they don’t make them like this anymore.