TeamXbox: Braid Review

After TeamXbox posted their Braid preview, one of the comments compared the game to Valve's Portal from The Orange Box bundle. Comparing these puzzlers is very apt, indeed, because they do have similarities in how they task you to solve your current dilemma through careful jumping, often precise timing and with a well-thought-out plan. They are also games that transcend the simple delivery of brain-teasing puzzles by creating an atmosphere that is itself entertaining. And if Portal was an independent game, there's no question that it could have won the "Innovation in Game Design" award that Braid did at the Independent Games Festival a couple of years ago.

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