It’s an indie game for starters, but what a marvelous piece of intricate fun it is, you guys! For you see some game hold the mystique in their story, some in their approach while some on the brand name and mindless following of its many brainless goops.
But Braid, it is one of those games, independent or not, that wants more out from its audience, it wants to play with your mind and play with your logical unit, it allows for a great fun experience in the beginning and by the end of it, you feel like- ‘WOW!’ and ‘WHAT?’
Like a satirist who can’t digest his/her meal if they don’t satire twice a day, this game doesn’t sit well until makes you loopy, step by step.
Awesome game is what we mean here!
You are Tim, a man who is searching for a princess, and that is all that he knows surely, she has been taken away by an evil monster and now Tim has to search for her and save her. And that is the plain story that binds you throughout the quest.
The main feature of the Braid’s gameplay is time manipulation. Yes just like in the Prince of Persia series, only unlimited in duration here!
You are free to choose among six doors that get opened in a sequential manner and each one of them presents a different time manipulation based series of puzzles.
Completing one door reveals more about the game’s vague story and then ambiguous yet sensational realization eventually.
Tim can run, jump and climb on in this puzzle platform game, can defeat enemies by stomping on them, Mario-style.
The graphics and the music of the game are superb and the overall playing experience is something that one would like to experience in quiet and peace, quite possibly with a large pack of chips and coke or something.
Relax and enjoy kind of game, it is.
Developed and published by Number None Inc. along with a second publisher in Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox Live, PC, PS3, OS X and Linux. It was initially released in August 2008.
if you have played Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Okami and such other marvel mixes of deep storytelling and great gameplay elements, and loved it then buckle up your seatbelts for this one as well!