From GV: "The fact is, Braid is art. There, I said it. Not only can it be appreciated aesthetically, but it was clearly created with the intention of the finished product being a work of art. If we are to truly view games as art, then they must be evaluated on a proper critical basis. In this context, talking about how a long a game takes to complete is as irrelevant as a literary critic complaining a book had not enough pages. If the finished article is successful in its purpose of making those who experience it think and feel new emotions then that's all that matters."