• spiltmilk - August 9, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    I came into this article thinking that Blow wasn't pretentious, that he was sincere about what he was doing and was just helping to expand the medium. And then he definitely just compared himself to Pynchon, when Braid is clumsy in comparison. I still respect Blow and all, but come, Braid isn't anywhere near there. Braid isn't pretentious, but that sure was.
  • mothbanquet - August 9, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    I loved Braid. In a world of dumbed down, handheld, no-brainer shooters a little pretention is just what the proverbial doctor ordered.
  • Helios - August 9, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    I've never played Braid, so I have no opinion about it. However, I do really like Blow's response. He isn't being snobby and saying that some people just don't know a good game when they see it. He knows that some people just won't like his games, and that's just a fact of life.
  • codystovall - August 9, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Sounds pretentious to me for him to think that i care if it is.
  • angelusdlion - August 9, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    It's an art game, of course it's pretentious... doesn't mean it's not good.
  • Zepaw - August 9, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    I like his response. I understood where the critics were coming from but I never agreed with it because it seems like the game is true to itself. It is not trying to be all snobby it just has an atmosphere and style that can rub people that way.

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