Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons It's no shoot-'em-up, and not quite a blockbuster. But at nearly 100,000 downloads and counting, the moody "meaning-of-life" time-tripper feels like a game that a grown-up can play — and maybe should.
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Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons

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Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons

Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons

Xbox's 'Braid' A Surprise Hit, For Surprising Reasons

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Braid, with its throwback 2D platform structure, may seem simple at first look. But as one reviewer says, "there is great joy to be had in discovering just how clever this game is." Number None, Inc. hide caption

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Braid, with its throwback 2D platform structure, may seem simple at first look. But as one reviewer says, "there is great joy to be had in discovering just how clever this game is."

Number None, Inc.

Braid's narrative unfolds piece by piece, in title cards displayed at the beginning of each game-world the player enters. Number None, Inc. hide caption

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Braid's narrative unfolds piece by piece, in title cards displayed at the beginning of each game-world the player enters.

Number None, Inc.