Saturday, June 13, 2009

Xbox Live Arcade: Braid review

Someone suggested the game to me, so I downloaded the demo. My review of this game is based only the demo. Braid is a very interesting game. It's a puzzle game, but the factor of being able to manipulate time makes it more interesting. You play in a 2D sidescroller style game. I believe the objective of the game is to obtain map pieces from different areas -- in the demo anyway. I believe the true goal of the plot is to rescue some princess (remember Zelda?). On the demo you had to think about the timing of when to jump on something or the sequence of how you would go about solving the puzzle. I found it pleasantly entertaining. I'm pretty cheap, so I doubt I'd buy the full version of the game myself. If I was given money to buy it I definitely would. I would recommend it to you as well if you haven't tried it out already. The score I give this game would have to be:


There's always room for improvement in games, so I doubt I will ever give a 10/10 score. Other than that, puzzle games just aren't really my genre.
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