Braid got rid of (most) of the save/load BS. Still had to occasionally reload a room when the level had tricked you thoroughly.
Braid is also better for casuals, imho. Fewer dimensions (har har har harh ahrharharhahrahrhar) and other graphical distractions. A little patience was the only requirement, something I've found older folks (esp. former(?) parents) have in spades.