November 17, 2018
Archives  News  Braid Reviewed  

Friday, October 30, 2009
Braid Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac|Life has posted a new review of Braid. Developed by Jonathan Blow and distributed for Macs by Hothead Games, the unique puzzle title allows players to manipulate the flow of time as they quest to rescue the Princess. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 5 out of 5.

From the review:

Designed by Jonathan Blow with artwork by David Hellman, Braid took Xbox Live by storm in 2008, winning numerous awards from gaming magazines. It was later ported to Windows, and Hothead Games brought it to the Mac. The puzzles and story are the same, and the Macís keyboard controls couldnít be simpler: arrow keys to move, the space bar to jump, and the Shift key to rewind time.

That rewinding-time mechanism is the gameís foundation. Each world starts by introducing a time-manipulation ability that you use in the worldís levels to collect inconveniently located puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces are hard to get to, and figuring out how to access them can keep you confused for hours. Luckily, you donít have to restart a level if you die or just screw it up somehow--thanks to the time-manipulation tricks, just rewind to a point before disaster and try again. The soothing music and the sense of satisfaction you get when a particularly tricky problem finally presents its solution kept our blood pressure low enough to keep playing--for the most part, anyway.

You can continue on to the next level without collecting every puzzle piece, and return later on to a level thatís got you stuck. But you do have to find all 60 puzzle pieces in Worlds 2 through 6 to unlock the final level, World 1. Why are they out of order? That has to do with the gameís enigmatic story line, which deals with love and loss, forgiveness and redemption, and possibly the creation of the atom bomb (seriously)
Head over to the page below to read the full review.

Mac|Life: Braid Review
Hothead Games
Buy Braid

Other Mac Games News for Friday, October 30, 2009

• Braid Reviewed6:00 AM
Diablo III: Act Size, 2.0, High Level Content6:00 AM
Unity Indie Now Free6:00 AM
WoW Dungeon Update To Add Cross Realm Dungeon Instancing6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, October 30, 2009 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Apple Games Features Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning6:00 AM
Chests, Traps, And Locks In Din's Curse6:00 AM
Fluttr Available For iPhone And Mac6:00 AM
New Star Soccer 2010 Coming November 66:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, October 29, 2009 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Braid Reviewed