Chris Selogy of Gamer 2.0 writes: "When it comes down to it, Braid's very much one of those artsy games with an impactful story that can be something for people to talk about for a long time, which certainly lasts more than the game requires to beat it. The game can take maybe four hours or so for people that are slow to the draw and an hour or two for the smarter people out there. There's not much replay value to the game outside of maybe the speed run mode, which just emphasizes how quickly the game can be beaten.
For $15, it's extremely hard to put up a solid recommendation for a definite purchase, but luckily the demo gives you a few of the worlds to see if you like the action yourself. As a discussion piece and an indie game showcase, Braid's very much worth the price, but as just a game, there are certainly better places to put your money if you prefer more traditional experiences over something new and unique. There's one thing that's for sure, you need to download the demo just to see what all the fuss is about."