Only The Games write: "With any artistic endeavour it's easy to slip from eloquent poeticism to haughty pretention when crafting a piece that boldly explores loss, existentialism and love. Humbleness and subtlety go a long way. Jonathan Blow's enigmatic platformer, Braid, is an intrepidly personal game; awash with gorgeous art, brilliant design and, at times, a rather contrived narrative. But perhaps it takes being just a little bit ostentatious to deliver something as strikingly profound and astonishing as Mr. Blow and his artist, David Hellman, have crafted with Braid. It can be a bit self-indulgent, but then again it is a game unlike anything you've ever played."