Is it too late to play Braid?

#1 Posted by pjacobson21 (198 posts) -

Back when the game came out for 360 only I remember being very interested in it and no doubt would have purchased it had I owned a 360.  I was pretty excited when it came out for PS3 finally but was too busy playing other games and the $15 price point for a downloadable game real put me off.  Well I got a $20 PSN card for Christmas and I figure I might as well spend it now and get a game while a) I'm still off school and b) before Mass Effect 2 comes out.  However, I find myself less excited about Braid than I've ever been which is somewhat interesting because now I have both the funds and the time for it.
 
So I guess my question is whether or not it is worth spending $15 on a two year old downloadable game.  Even though I am not totally opposed to saving the money, I do feel like I should download something just because I am usually busy and for once right now I actually have time to play games.  Is there any other downloadable gem better worth my time and money then Braid? (keep in mind I already have pacman DX)  Or should I just man up to the cost and get Braid?

#2 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

If you got the Humble Indie Bundle you could have got it for a penny. 
 
But still get it. 
 
What is wrong with you.

#3 Posted by Jeust (10823 posts) -

Go for it. I've played recently and loved it.  It's never too late to play a game that you like.

#4 Posted by Gamer_152 (14101 posts) -

Absolutely not. Braid is unlike every other game out there both in terms of gameplay and narrative, you should get it. Go, play, enjoy.

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#5 Posted by Sepultallica86 (120 posts) -

braid is definitely worth it, i didnt play it till the start of this year, and it is awesome.

#6 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

You have to play it, no matter the price.

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (12307 posts) -
#8 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

If you have a computer that could play it, I'd heavily suggest getting it on Steam since it's only $5 dollars right now as opposed to $15.  It's a good game, but not something that you'll end up playing more than once or twice.

#9 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1791 posts) -

It's not like the graphics or anything are dated now. Braid is amazing. Go buy it.

#10 Posted by EVO (3932 posts) -

Braid is timeless.

#11 Posted by zombie2011 (5037 posts) -

Yep, anyone who plays it now is a loser. It was a good game, too bad you didn't buy it sooner.

#12 Posted by cgoodno (166 posts) -

Any good game can be played at any moment in time.  They never decrease in quality. 
 
Having said that, I still don't get what people like about Braid.  I get that others can have their opinion, but it felt  fairly derivative of what  I played on Kongregate for the last 4-5 years.

#13 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

You can just get it on Steam for dirt cheap right now...I'm assuming you have a PC as you are on the forums.

#14 Posted by Ghostiet (5289 posts) -

It's still fun. And before you ask it - yes, Trine is still fun. Go get it!

#15 Posted by ch3burashka (5185 posts) -

When is it ever too late to play a game? 
 
There are no dumb people, just dumb questions. And dumb people.

#16 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I've never understood this "Is it too late to play this game?!" thing.. just ply a game if it's good.. the age of it doesn't matter at all.

#17 Posted by ___pocalypse (561 posts) -

I don't really think it's ever too late for a game unless it's a game that relies heavily on multiplayer support and you're playing after interest has dwindled. So, no, it's not too late. Play it!

#18 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

wtf r u doing play it now! 
 
Fucking loved that game. 

#19 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

If you were smart, you could've paid 10 cents for it and a few other games with the Humble Bundle, you'd also get 5 other games with the original bundle too.  :|

#20 Posted by Karkarov (3232 posts) -

Actually if you threw down like 8 bucks on the humble indie bundle 2 you could have gotten it and a crap ton of other games as well.  Too bad I think that deal is over.

#21 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Karkarov: ...I heard some people paid 10 cents and got the same deal.  >.>
#22 Edited by Karkarov (3232 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" @Karkarov: ...I heard some people paid 10 cents and got the same deal.  >.> "

That was on humble indie bundle 2 yes, BUT!!! If you paid the "average" donation which at the end was $7.83 you got all of humble bundle 2 and humble bundle 1.  So basically you could get 11 games for 8 dollars.  Braid was one of them.  You also got some of their soundtracks for that matter.  At 10 cent you would have only gotten bundle 2 and got to go down on the cheap SOB/chump list.
#23 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

YES.  It is a game that everyone should play.

#24 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

Nah, its not to late.

#25 Posted by Zrais (149 posts) -

It is never too late to play a good game.

#26 Posted by Ben99 (1135 posts) -

I should play this game then  :D

#27 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -
@EVO said:
" Braid is timeless. "
Well.. uh.. I.. no, I mean.. I guess, but, um.. the.. hmm.
#28 Posted by AuthenticM (3791 posts) -

It is never too late for any game, son. Get it.

#29 Posted by EndlessObsidian (477 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" I've never understood this "Is it too late to play this game?!" thing.. just ply a game if it's good.. the age of it doesn't matter at all. "
#30 Posted by Brendan (8028 posts) -

How is it ever "too late" to play a game?  

#31 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

I should play that game sometime... but right now, I'm playing Final Fantasy XIII for the first time, and that's way... longer.

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