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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: 19 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. Jan 7, 2015
    90
    This might not be something that I go back to often, but it’s left me satisfied in a way that not many games do.
  2. 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.
  3. Sep 17, 2014
    79
    It may have been "better" with a button-based control scheme, but then it would not have been as unique as it is.
  4. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    Still, Murasaki Baby does a great job of introducing a steady climb towards multitasking where inputs on both rear and front touch panels require delicate planning.
  5. Oct 8, 2014
    65
    It’s easy to love its bunny-shaped boogeymen and characters spouting gibberish on a surface level, but this stylistically stunning, inventive little game never quite grows up.
  6. Oct 17, 2014
    60
    Pleasantly hellish in places, unpleasantly hellish in others. [Issue#254, p.70]
  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 areMurasaki 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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