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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: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Sep 16, 2014
    90
    Murasaki Baby is one of those games that you’ll either end up loving, or you’ll think it’s just another one of those weird for the sake of being weird games.
  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 16, 2014
    80
    Truly unique in the Vita catalogue, Murasaki Baby is again proof of how a game can really be a piece of art on its own. We can argue about why the developers haven't given us the chance of using a button scheme instead the touch controls, but that will detract us from the short but deep experience that is guide the little Baby and her balloon through a world of dreams and macabre.
  4. Sep 16, 2014
    75
    Filled with interesting ideas, Murasaki Baby's dazzling animation and unique approach to platforming are enticing.
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    70
    If you’re looking for an original,stylish adventure with an amazing soundtrack, this could be the perfect game for you, but keep in mind that after a couple of hours it has nothing more to offer.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    68
    Murasaki Baby shows a twisted and fascinating style and several intriguing ideas. However, beyond its shortness and tangled controls, it fails in establishing a strong and emotional connection between the player and Baby.
  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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