Braid! (Mario+Prince of Persia+art and story!)

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Brambles Everroot

It's Braid! My friend recently recommended it, and what do ya know? It's on sale! The puzzles seem to be pretty tricky, with a few in the first two worlds that I've had to leave unsolved...for now. A really unique puzzle game of time, set in a mario world, with an mystifying story and art.

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Timmeh

The demo is HUGELY broken on my computer and like 5 fps, so I don't feel like buying it.
You forgot to mention it's $5 though.

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Brambles Everroot

Demo? Bleh, forget that! I'm talking about the game itself, not some broken demo. Read the reviews and such, or at least the trailer. I didn't play the demo, but as far as the REAL game goes, it's really nice, and, if any, the glitches are probably minor.

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Fap

i bought this when it came out and ended up including it in my 3500 word paper about video games as art. there is some great writing and powerful storytelling in that puzzle/platformer. i was really impressed by it.

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N8

Braid is amazing, I played and beat it last year. Anyone who hasn't played it should, it's that good. The last lvl is so mind bending.

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Qyn

I will likely be grabbing this at some point.

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Vasya

That's what she said.

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Timmeh

I meant that the game doesn't appear to be compatible with my computer specifically, for some reason. I don't doubt that it's fantastic when it works! D:

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15

Timmeh wrote:
I don't doubt that it's fantastic when it works! D:

That's what she said. :(

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Fap

lol

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Qyn

roflmaozzz

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Brambles Everroot

So amazing it can warp your perspective on time!

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15

Why don't I remember posting at 4:45 am on a Tuesday night???? What the fuck. I don't think I was drinking that night. ahmg.

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15

Ohh, it's totally 3 hours behind, meaning I posted at 7:45 am? Christ.

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Qyn

Your uh, thing, timezone, must be set RONG. It says 7:45am for me. And yea, wtf were you doing posting at 7:45am?

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Vasya

Dude has to get up early now that he's gainfully employed!

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Qyn

Early ftl.

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Brambles Everroot

Well, I finally got the energy to finish the game now that a bunch of peers are trudging along through the puzzles too, and I have to say that it was well worth it. There seems to be a pretty general consensus about the overall interpretation of it, but I saw somewhere that the creator would give his own interpretation of the story, but I have yet to find it.

Fap, that sounds like an interesting paper to read! I'd like to hear your analysis and interpretation too! (e-mail to escape spoiler hazards?)

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Fap

Uh sure! You want me to just send you the paper? It was for Eng 102 so don't expect anything of graduate quality, but at least I got an A+ on it.

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Brambles Everroot

That's ok! I'm curious as to your perspective, and not that I'm done with the game I've been reading upon it and such, so it'll be fun to read! Thanks!

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N8

Isn't it about the A-Bomb?

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yori

i wrote my eng 102 paper on vaginas

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Fap

Lol nice

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Qyn

Janet, wrong thread. That should be in the genitalia discussion area.

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N8

Unless she likes to braid them...

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Vasya

Venginas