Braid's Ending

Posted by Ali Reda | Posted in | Posted on 12/15/2010

Braid is such an amazing game and its ending is a masterpiece The basic story elements unfold as the protagonist, Tim, attempts to rescue a princess from a monster. Text passages laid throughout the game reveal a multifaceted narrative, giving clues about Tim's contemplations and motivations. The game features traditional aspects of the platform genre while integrating various powers of time-manipulation. Using these abilities, the player progresses the story by finding and assembling jigsaw puzzle pieces.

If you don't collect eight stars

The Ending You See

The ending shows Tim in a small underground tunnel while above him, a knight descends with the Princess in his arms. "I got you!" the knight shouts and when he reaches the bottom, the Princess leaps to the ledge above. "Get down here!" he yells as she shouts "help!" The Princess then runs away to the left while you run after her chasing by a wall of flames. The Princess hits switches to let you through the obstacles, while you hit switches to open doors to let her through. Eventually, she reaches her room and when you climb up the fence to the outside of the window, there's a bang and the Princess is asleep. There's no way for you to get inside to reach her

The Actual Ending

When you rewind time, you see the level for what it really is - you're the one chasing the Princess, who is trying to get away from you. She's actually hitting switches to set off traps trying to kill you and block off the ladders out of the underground tunnel, while you're hitting switches trying to trap her.At the end of the level, she shouts out "help!" to the knight, who shouts "get down here!" She jumps down into his arms and he then carries her away on a rope while telling her "I've got you." In Tim's mind, the knight is the monster at the start of the level. In reality, Tim is the monster the Princess is running away from.

If you Collect 8 Stars

when you run after the princess you catch her before time rewinds , the moment you touch her she explodes and turns into 8 stars.

Either its a fractured love story where the princess left because he was drunk or that the princess personfies the atomic bomb which may be the correct answer because Some of the Epilogue text reads as follows:

He worked his ruler and his compass. He inferred. He deduced. He scrutinized the fall of an apple, the twisting of metal orbs hanging from a thread. He was searching for the Princess, and he would not stop until he found her, for he was hungry.Someone near him said: "It worked."
Someone else said: "Now we are all sons of bitches."
She stood tall and majestic. She radiated fury. She shouted: "Who has disturbed me?" But then, anger expelled, she felt the sadness beneath; she let her breath fall softly, like a sigh, like ashes floating gently on the wind.
She couldn't understand why he chose to flirt so closely with the death of the world.

"Now we are all sons of bitches" is a famous quote, said by Kenneth Bainbridge after the detonation of the first nuclear bomb. 

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