Visceral Games has produced an experience that feels like riding through the best carny spook show of all time.
There’s no doubt how resonant Braid’s ending is. It will be remembered as one of gaming’s most organically shocking moments ever. But the gut punch it delivers has nothing to do with narrative.
Looking at story, character and design while ignoring interactivity would be akin to analyzing a movie based solely on the script; the entire point of the medium would be lost.