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Braid [Online Game Code]

by Hothead Games
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) 93 / 100

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code
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  • ASIN: B002YGS98S
  • Release Date: November 11, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code

Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more. Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely unique game November 29, 2009
By Nona
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Braid has been out on other platforms for about a year already, but has just recently been released for the PS3. Nothing significant has changed between the PS3 version and the original Xbox 360 version of the game, but if you haven't played this game yet you should seriously think about getting it.

Braid is a puzzle game set in the guise of a 2D platformer. If you are even vaguely familiar with classic Super Mario, then you will recognize all sorts of references to monsters, levels, and themes from those games. However, Braid's central mechanic is the ability to "rewind time", which lets you, among other things, undo mistakes that you might make, whether that be accidentally walking into an enemy or jumping into a pit full of spikes. As such, you can't really "die", and you can easily experiment without fear of failure. As you progress through the game, new mechanics (which all are based on manipulating time) are gradually introduced.

The main objective of this game is to collect various "puzzle pieces", and these form the core of the puzzle aspect of the game. To obtain these pieces, you will have to think about how you use the time-based mechanics to reach those pieces. By the end of the game, some of the puzzles are quite challenging, but because of the time-rewind mechanic, you can easily experiment with many different ideas without any downtime.

The art and music in the game are both wonderful. They compliment each other very nicely, and the music also interacts well with the time-rewind mechanic. The story of the game is actually quite mysterious, but I really shouldn't say anything more about that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome December 3, 2009
By Keith
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is an awesome game. Definitely, try to make your way through without using any walkthroughs. The puzzles are all solvable if you take some time to think about them (and there is not much to the game other than the puzzles, so if you don't take the time to solve them you won't get anything out of the game)

My one complaint is that, despite being expensive for a PSN title (most games are in the $5 to $10 range; this is $15) is it really, really short. If you're good at puzzles, it should not take you more than a day or two to finish the game. Having said that, there is a little replay value -- the full-game speed run is not easy, and collecting all the stars is quite challenging if you don't use a walkthrough for them (and not that easy, even if you do)

It's an excellent game though, and if the extra $5 that you will spend (over other PSN titles) doesn't matter to you, it's worth it. It is definitely not "just another game".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind-Eye Coordination January 26, 2010
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Mind-eye coordination, curiosity and some sense of humor are what it takes to successfully travel Braid because that's the kind of journey Braid is. You don't need above-average reflexes or uncommon mastery of the dual-shock to beat this game even though such skills would help and beating the game is not ALL what the game is about. Braid is a good illustration of the belief that many quests are more about the journey you take to get there than what you get when you finally reach your destination.

The main objective seems to be saving the princess - not that she specifically asked you for help - because she seems to be bothered by some monster. But for reasons unclear, the princess doesn't seem to like you much. And so you move back and forth through half a dozen worlds of warped dimensions, stepping on bouncing heads and killer rabbits as you collect pieces of jigsaw puzzles and figure out clever - sometimes impossibly clever - ways to get the keys that take you from here to there.

And strange worlds they are: strictly two-dimensional as far as space goes, allowing you to move up or down and forward and back, where the lack of a third spacial dimension is more than compensated by time's strange behavior. Time is fully reversible and the good news is the you have as much control over time as you have over your two-dimensional jumps in game's flat space. When you die in Braid you don't get to use one of those silly 'extra lives' that many games give you. You simply go back in time, as far back as it takes, to a time where you were still alive, learn for your mistakes and simply try to do better next time - or is it the same time rewound? And time is different in the different worlds.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game- Rather Short January 26, 2010
By John L
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3 PSN code|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was surprised how much I liked this game. I normally pass on 2-D platformers (not even a big fan of Mario Brothers) but this game was great because it plays like a big puzzle. Instead of trying to get to the end of the level, you try to manipulate time and the level's elements to collect scattered "puzzle pieces". Getting from 'point A' to 'point B' is not the game's objective.

My only complaint is how short the game is. To figure out all the puzzles, the first play through will probably take approximately 6-8 hours. After that, the game's "Speed Trial" mode challenges you to beat the game again in 45 minutes.

Ultimately, this is a great game but is rather pricey for little replay value.
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1.0 out of 5 stars game unfair
FULL CONFESSION: I played about halfway through this game without cheating, then used a walkthrough on and off for the second half. Read more
Published on October 7, 2011 by Caraculiambro
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging, artful puzzle platformer -- a new classic
Braid is a rare thing among games -- a genuinely fresh experience, executed with both skill and artistry. Read more
Published on October 7, 2011 by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Blow Your Mind
This is an awesome game to play when you want to be pretty mentally challenged. Each world has its own unique set of physics/time laws and so you have to change your game play to... Read more
Published on April 29, 2011 by Clifton J. Patrick III
5.0 out of 5 stars An experience
I'm not a big fan of 2-d scrollers, but playing Braid proved to be both a fun and memorable experience. Read more
Published on November 4, 2010 by Nichlos
5.0 out of 5 stars Braid Review
"Oh my God! No way!!"

That was more or less what I was blurting out at the conclusion of Braid. This game is truly a gem. Read more
Published on October 14, 2010 by bluehobbes_7
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gaming experience
This is one of the most creative puzzle games to date. It makes you really think. Once you figure out all the puzzles, however, there isn't much incentive to go back to replay the... Read more
Published on March 4, 2010 by Ban V. Tran

This is one of the best games I have downloaded from PSN, they have started having weekly sales & I suggest you check out the PSN store as right now this game is... Read more
Published on February 4, 2010 by Alan Henning
3.0 out of 5 stars Gr8 concept!! just 2 short!! wish were longer!!!
Buy it now while its 7.49 cuz its kinda not worth 15 bucks. unless u look at it like this. u pay 11.00 dollars to go to a 2 hr. movie. Read more
Published on January 26, 2010 by Donald L. Knight
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated
This game has been given a lot of praise for it's difficult puzzles. Most of them are OK, but some of them are pretty much impossible to figure out on your own. Read more
Published on January 8, 2010 by ravl13
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, makes you really use your brain.
this game makes you think. gets the whole family involved(at least for my case). everyone i have showed it to loved it.
Published on December 30, 2009 by Shavy Shav
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