Posted: December 23
Braid is a good game. Mechanics and story work together give an interesting experience for the player. When people say Braid is a good example of game design they usually talk about the hand painted sprites, which is completely missing the point.
I find the story itself less interesting than most people. It's not very open to interpretation, you either get what he really meant to say or you're left with something that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
The puzzles are hard! Don't get me wrong, I love a puzzle game with a good challenge. I'm used to play puzzle games that I can solve with my eyes closed, but Braid occasionally gives you puzzles with questionable solutions, that exploit mechanics you didn't know were there and thing like that.
So this is a must play, in my opinion. Play it! PLAY IT! But don't hesitate to look up the solution if you're stuck, as it might be one of those puzzles that you look and say "this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥! how was I supposed yo know you can do that?" and are not worth your time :P