Capsule Review: Braid

A puzzle platformer with gorgeous art and a beautiful soundtrack. Your main tool is the ability to rewind time, and several related mechanics are introduced over the course of the game. The various ways they interact force you to stretch your brain through a series of unbelievably clever puzzles, one or two of which will have you reaching for YouTube to understand what must be done. There is no shame in this. The story is ambiguous and usually disconnected from the gameplay - but when they do connect, the emotional punch is quite strong.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game. Three times - once on each of its platforms.

Docprof's Rating:

Five Stars: Favorite. This is one of my all-time favorite games that made a significant impact on me or that I've returned to time and again.

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