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Author: holdthephone
Posted: March 15, 2012 (05:54 PM)
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Always wanted to review this, and it's definitely hard to get across how Braid isn't pretentious without sounding so yourself. I think the review overcame this obstacle handedly, and made it clear on why the game is flatly good no matter how you look at it.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 16, 2012 (01:04 AM)
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I was one of those guys who didn't get Braid's story- or rather, I got bits and pieces of it, but had to eventually dig up a story faq to understand the whole concept. As you portray very clearly here, though, Braid had a brilliance beyond the story and the nature of that story wouldn't have worked if it weren't done so secretively and in such a subtle manner.

I did get frustrated at Braid when it came to the star puzzles. I still haven't solved them all and I never will. Why? Because I looked at the faq and some of them are just plain stupid. Like the one where you have to let your game sit still for something like four hours until an incredibly slow moving cloud correctly positions itself on the screen as a lift. No, Braid, I won't be doing that. That's stupid. I like the idea behind such a puzzle, the game is asking you to literally not discount ANY possibility as a solution to the problem, but once you figure out what that solution is, there is nothing fun about waiting four hours before you can enact it.

One minor complaint, Joe, and easily fixed I hope... the screenshots are waaaay fuzzy. Get some other ones?


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: March 16, 2012 (09:46 PM)
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HTP:
Thanks. It hoped I didn't come off as pretentious (hyperboles were another fear). I think that was the.toughest part.

Zipp:
And thank you as well. I'll fix the pics when I get home later tonight.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: March 17, 2012 (04:11 AM)
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I decided to just axe the screens instead. Either full size or miniature, they don't look appealing. I could use Frapps to grab some new ones, but with the way my current computer runs, that could take days.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 17, 2012 (01:02 PM)
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Ah, too bad! You could jump online and find some non-copyrighted images. I think they add a lot, since a big part of Braid is that indescribable aesthetic.


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