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  • Summary: Murasaki Baby tells the story of a little girl who wakes up in a weird world, populated by children's fantasies and fears. Holding a purple, heart-shaped balloon in her hand, she feels lost, homesick and vulnerable. She wants her mommy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. 90
    What we have here is a darkly beautiful and emotionally-challenging experience, rather than a game, and completely and utterly essential from a transcendent games as art point of view.
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    80
    Conspicuous in style, literal in primary objective, and contentious in an exclusive platform, Murasaki Baby commands attention across myriad of dimensions. It executes its heartfelt intentions with a confident nonchalance, wondering why other games need to scream when a careful whisper will do.
  3. Sep 19, 2014
    80
    The game works as a limited experience, something novel and adorable and emotional, and it knows not to be anything more. For what it is, it's perfect(ly morbid).
  4. Sep 16, 2014
    70
    Despite my distaste for all the hand-holding, Murasaki Baby's mesmerizing art style and strong emotional backbone left me too invested to let go.
  5. Sep 29, 2014
    70
    The puzzles in Murasaki Baby are very diverse, but do not expect too much hours of gameplay. Within a short 2,5 hours you will finish Murasaki Baby, but boy is it a sweet 2.5 hours… This is something you have never encountered ever before.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    65
    We made it one of our favorite games on PS Vita since we saw it during the gamescom 2013. More than its Burton-style, Murasaki Baby seemed to offer an interesting gameplay, perfectly suited for PS Vita. But the game is too short to be remembered. Only 2 hours will be enough to complete the four chapters of the journey, without any possibility of a new game plus. At least, it won't be bad for your wallet.
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    30
    Murasaki Baby is a textbook example of style over substance. The game’s twisted fantasy world certainly looks the part, but its touch-based puzzles are the real nightmare at times. There are some clever moments here, but they’re undone by atrocious controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 16, 2014
    8
    Murasaki Baby has disappointed us with its duration, at about 2 hours and also costing 10 euros. If you are willing to bypass that and you are the kind of gamer that is interested in originality, prepare to see something trully unique and artsy.

    Overally, the package has a continuous atmosphere and its gameplay ideas are crafted from the nightmares and dreams of the little kids. The game does everything to put you in a position so as to care for the Baby, while the Baby itself is one of the most adorable video game characters ever. You will want to protect her at any cost, while the immediacy of the touch controls makes you a part of it.

    If it had twice the content and lasted at least 4 hours, we would be talking about one of the best PS Vita titles. Nonetheless, along with Tearaway, this is probably the best usage of the Vita features.
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