Category Archives: Braid Previews

Previews of Braid found on various web sites (including interviews where Braid is discussed as a significant topic).

The GiantBomb video review of Braid is excellent.

Ryan Davis of GiantBomb.com has done a video review of Braid. He does a great job of explaining the game, in just 3 minutes. If anyone out there is still saying stuff like, “That game just looks like a Super Mario rip-off”, point them at this video!

(It looks like this video is going to overlap the sidebar of this blog, but hey, I’ll embed it anyway.)

(Link to the original page, with user comments, is here).

Braid Review Round-Up for August 11th, 2008.

Giant Bomb: 5 stars (out of 5). “The game’s final payoff is terrific, but it’s the ingenuity of the mechanics that makes Braid so engaging.”

Gamefocus: 9.9/10. “If you like games don’t bother to read the rest of the review, just go and buy Braid.”

GamerNode: 9.5/10. “What you get out of Braid is determined entirely by what you put into it.”

Only the Games: 5/5. “Braid is an intrepidly personal game.”

dietwaltz.com: 10/10. “Honestly, it’s the closest thing to a flawless game I’ve ever seen.”

Braid Review Round-Up for August 10, 2008

Destructoid: 9.7. (Average of 3 reviews: 10, 10, 9). “Braid is… a true work of art. Simple as that.”

British Gaming Blog: Must Buy. “On one hand it expertly dishes up inspired puzzles and amazing feats of logic, and on the other it draws you ever closer with an enigmatic narrative and a forlorn tale.”
(Thanks to James for pointing this one out.)

Gamers Universe: 96%. “Enchanting. No other word better describes the awe-inspiring experience that is Braid. From the addictive puzzle-based gameplay to the charming audio and beautifully artistic visuals, this game is a pure delight from start to finish.”

Braid Review Round-up for August 8th, 2008.

Defunct Games: 96%. “It’s one of the most compelling, intelligent and exciting games I’ve played in a long, long time.”

UGO: A. “Perhaps one of the most immaculately conceived and executed puzzle games the medium has yet seen.”

Gamervision: 10/10 (BUY IT). “[Braid] 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.”

Megatonik: 5/5. “I’m still bewildered at how something can be so simple and yet so complex simultaneously. This is the most important game of the year.”

Mansized: 5/5. “…astonishingly stylish hand drawn visuals, a beautiful musical score and numerous references to some of your most loved gaming classics…”

JoystickDivision.com: 5/5. “The final piece falls into place, and everything coalesces in your mind at once. Like the puzzles that were once mystifying, you suddenly get it…”
(Thanks to Gary Hodges, for pointing this one out.)

Braid Review Round-Up for August 7th, 2008

Now that the game is out, reviews are starting to spring up more quickly. Here are the ones I became aware of today:

UltraNinjas.com: 10/10. “It’s artsy, it’s clever, it kicks your brain’s arse and it’s one of the most unique things I have ever played.”

Platform Nation: 9/10. “I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it. There’s lots to do, it reminds us of what pick up and play platform gaming is on XBLA, and is certainly enjoyable. Definitely an excellent addition Live Arcade.”

VideoGamer.com: 9/10 “Without doubt the finest, most original Xbox LIVE Arcade game to date.”

GameDaily: 9/10. “Braid’s level design is superb, with colorful, multi-scrolling levels displaying a breathtaking world. Every stage seems pulled from an art gallery, suitable for framing…. You owe it to yourself to play a game this good.”

The AVG Gamer: 9/10 “A great and unique achievement in game design.”