The preview build of Braid comprises one of the most interesting, satisfying, beautiful game experiences I’ve ever had…
Except that he didn’t say that. (Read the article to see why!)
Braid was also discussed in a very positive way in the latest Destructoid podcast, #48. This podcast also discusses art games in general, and contains specific discussions of The Marriage, Stars Over Half Moon Bay, Passage, and Gravitation. Warning: This podcast is also chock full of crudity.
Let it be known that, at the time of writing, I envy every single person who reads this preview. Why? Because Iâ€™ve just started up … Braid for the first time, and Iâ€™ll never get to do it again. Iâ€™ll be able to play it again, sure, but it wonâ€™t ever be the same as it was just now. I canâ€™t, unlike the gameâ€™s protagonist, rewind time and have the same experience again.
Corvus Elrod wrote up his impressions over at Man Bytes Blog. He likes Braid, but not as much as the previously-mentioned previewers; but he’s also still early in the game, so maybe that will change. Or maybe he will totally hate it in the end!