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  • Summary: Tales from Space: About a Blob is a game about a race of alien blobs that land on an Earth-like planet and start eating everything around them. Eating is just what Blobs do - they can't really help themselves. Although the Blobs aren't really out to hurt anyone, mistrustful humans greet them with hostility. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 1, 2011
    85
    Tales from Space is one of the better PSN titles and worth a shot if Katamari Damacy was a favorite or you've been looking for a competent 2D platformer.
  2. Feb 7, 2011
    85
    While it's difficult at points, I was never frustrated or felt like I was dying because of a flaw in the level design. It's got an engaging (and often hilarious) art style and makes the most of its simple, static cutscenes and paper-thin plot.
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    80
    Like Limbo, Flower and Braid before it, Tales From Space: About A Blob is the type of release that makes you thankful for the existence of downloadable gaming and the freedom that it gives developers to create lean, punchy and engaging games that would have no doubt been doomed to obscurity had they been launched full-price at retail.
  4. Feb 13, 2011
    78
    Even with the continued existence of the human race at stake, there's plenty of fun to be had just eating heaps, getting to be the size of a bus and just blobbing out.
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    71
    Tales From Space: About a Blob is a charming game that provides nice challenges.
  6. Aesthetically, it's a sweet piece of 2D Americana. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  7. Feb 10, 2011
    60
    Any game with such a premise is inevitably, and unconsciously, drawn into comparison with Katamari Damacy, which is pretty much universally beloved. Having to be measured against something like that makes any game seem worse. And from that perspective, the not-bad About a Blob seems bland.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 8, 2011
    10
    Who knew blobs could be so fun!

    I heard about this game back when it was shown at E3 2010, and then suddenly it disappeared. Log on to PSN
    the other day and there it was again!

    Wasn't really sure if it was worth the $15 dollars or not, but after playing the demo, I knew this game had potential.

    The eyes + the blob jiggle factor = awesomeness! But seriously the graphics are crisp and the gameplay is fun and addictive.

    There are only a few levels playable in the demo, but you can save your progress and continue in the full game once you buy it, so no need to back track either.

    It's a shame they only let Playstation Plus members download it, but I think it should be available for the general public anytime now.

    If any of the developers ever read this, great studio name!
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  2. Feb 8, 2011
    10
    I love this game! I'm not a big fan of platformers, but playing this game co-op was the most fun I've had gaming in a while. My husband got me to "try a level" with him and the next thing I knew a couple of hours had passed. I've only played co-op so far, but I've had a fantastic time. The controls were easy to learn and worked well. The puzzles are always fun and challenging without being frustrating. The game has a great sense of humor, the art style is awesome, and the blob is adorable. His little blobby expressions are the best! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2011
    9
    Controls were pretty tight. The magnetic repulsion / attraction was pretty awesome. Also, the girlfriend loves playing it co-op, so that's the big selling point. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2011
    4
    I'm always looking for a fun co-op game to play with a friend, but this game was infuriating. Although the controls were tight, there was a lot of frustration just trying to get to the end of a level, let alone trying to reach the blobs and other points. Expand