One Paragraph Review: Braid

by Meghan Watt


A vicious video game critic to the core, Jonathan Blow aimed to create a masterpiece that would make reviewers and gamers halt in shock and awe at the marvelous genius he believed to be missing from most mainstream titles. And, well, he did. Braid stands alone as an ingenious 2D platforming puzzle-adventure with a beautiful soundtrack and inspiring water-color graphics to boot. As a squat sprite named Tim, you must manipulate time to collect puzzle pieces and, in the end, save the princess. Challenging, creative and wonderfully innovative, Braid is a must-have addition to your XBLA or PC library.

Rating: A