Braid only $1.99 on Direct2Drive today!

Killer sale alert.

AAA Indie game Braid is available for purchase from Direct2Drive today for only $1.99.
This is a killer deal for a killer game.

Link: http://www.direct2drive.com/2/8106/product/Buy-Braid-Download

Third Party Reviews:
“In an age when many games feel like clones of one another or are designed to be easy to beat, Braid sticks to its guns and delivers a rewarding and memorable experience that’s definitely worth checking out.” – IGN, 88/100

“A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.” Gamespot, 9.5/10

“Braid is beautiful, entertaining and inspiring. It stretches both intellect and emotion, and these elements dovetail beautifully rather than chaffing against each other.” – Eurogamer, 100/100

“Excellent but intellectually limited as a puzzle-platformer, Braid is made truly divine with emotional depth and a bittersweet humanity — a monumentally relevant game that speaks highly of its creators and their potential audience’s tolerance for new ideas. To say nothing of an absolutely brilliant, emotionally devastating “ending” that proves that time isn’t really that malleable after all.” – 1UP, 100/100

Description:
Braid is mind-bending puzzle thriller that will make you think like never before. Braid introduces the ability to manipulate time in various ways. You can move forwards and backwards through time to undo and redo actions as you see fit, or create a bubble that will slow time inside. While the idea of messing with time is hardly new ground for video games, the way in which Braid makes use of it is quite unique. You’ll have to think in entirely new ways to make use of your time abilities and solve puzzles.

Braid is essentially a puzzle/platformer that has you navigating various levels and utilizing a “rewind” power. Controlling Tim is incredibly simple with the arrow keys controlling movement, the spacebar jumps, and occasionally you’ll have to use the mouse for some jigsaw puzzles.

The time manipulation though is where Braid really shines. You can rewind the game at any time by pushing the “Shift” key and move back move by move until you reach the start of the level. Where things start to get complicated is that some objects and enemies are unaffected by the rewind button.

These aspects of your control are extremely important in that many of the puzzles are time-based. For instance Tim may have to use a key repeatedly, rewinding time while holding the key, then traveling through a door that was unaffected by the time shift to use the key again.

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