Braid is an indie cross-platform puzzle platformer that uses time manipulation as a core game mechanic.
The gameplay consists of basic platforming but with a twist of time control, where the player can reverse time in order to redo a mistake as well as use it to solve puzzles. It is through this time mechanic that the majority of obstacles will be overcome.
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Pro Clever game mechanics
Braid utilizes a rewind mechanic wherein the player can rewind the action in the game at any time. This is coupled with puzzle layouts to each lever where the player has to use the rewind mechanics to reach certain spots in a level.
Pro Wonderfully challenging
On the outset, Braid looks like any other platformer but once any time is spent with the game, users soon find that the puzzles are deviously difficult, forcing users to think outside of the box and even time itself.
Pro An ambiguous, yet impactful retelling of a man's downfall and a warning to others
Braid is a story about loss and obsessiveness and how those forces drive the hunt for redemption.
Con Really frustrating and boring at times
Con Story is depressing
There is a definite sense of melancholy while playing this game which can make for a depressing experience while playing the game, which may reduce the amount of time played.