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    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Aug 06, 2008

    Manipulate time to complete puzzles in this 2D platform game made by indie developer Jonathan Blow.

    vaxadrin's Braid (Xbox 360 Games Store) review

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    ...and so, we start all over again.

    One would think that a linear puzzle game would have no replay value, and yet I cannot stop myself from repeatedly booting it up and just soaking in the delicious aesthetic.

    It drips, oozes style from every pore, every orifice spouting time diluting rainbows and pastel silhouettes.

    The single-track, determined faces march along, only interrupted by a crushing blow to the head.

    Malicious plants sprout from green pipes to impede your progress, nostalgic remnants of a long-forgotten era.

    Soothing string melodies and piano lullabies dart the landscapes in ethereal overtones.

    And time...time distorts, peels away, reverses, splits, and stretches.

    Yet, time is the same.  Time is the only thing that can never be changed.  Time is the only truth, and, in the end, time is all that poor Tim has.

    Other reviews for Braid (Xbox 360 Games Store)

      You are your own Castle. 0

      I want to rewind time. I want to be able to go back to this morning, to forget everything that happened in the past 12 hours. I want to play Braid again, to have those same revelations, those same discoveries all over again. I want to find the solutions to those devious puzzles, to see the bizarre creatures, to delve into every unique mechanic the game has to offer. Just once more, from the top. But I can't. The least I can do, however, is to help you see those revelations for yourself. Braid is...

      19 out of 21 found this review helpful.

      A haunting, memorable, interpretative piece of art. 0

      I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start at the beginning. Or at least the beginning of my experience with Braid. I didn’t know anything about this title when I downloaded the demo off of live arcade. I never followed a single preview. I was completely in the dark all things Braid, but five minutes in to the demo I realized that this was something amazing. At first I thought I understood Braid. A simple platformer with a fantastically implemented time mechanic. In Braid you play as Tim,...

      9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

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