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The Intertwining Narrative and Mechanics of Braid

By Carly Vaughn Braid is a frustrating game. In my opinion, this is mostly because the simple game mechanics belie the fact that introducing the element of time into a game creates a whole different set of complexities. While these complexities do tie in well to the narrative, it makes playing the game, for me, […] Continue reading

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Braid: Yeah, It’s Deep, but Let’s Look at the Basics

Yeah, just like everyone who completed Braid, I felt smart for figuring out the unconventional story. Then I felt not so smart when I realized the actual meaning of Braid beneath the surface (I won’t spoil it here). The game is praised for it revolutionary use of theming and “time-bending” gameplay mechanics. However, I came […] Continue reading

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