Murasaki Baby is every small child’s worst fear. A small girl is abruptly awoken from her sleep only to learn that her mother isn’t there to comfort her. As the small child ventures further to find her mother she soon realises that her mother is no where to be found. The child sets out to find her with her favourite balloon in hand for safety as she over comes terrifying obstacles that are sure to frighten any small child.
As soon as I booted this game up it was clear to me that a strong inspiration was drawn from director Tim Burton’s art style. In particular the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with particular attention to the dark, grim and gothic persona it creates. There was also a hint of South Park involved with the characters, large round cartoonish heads for example.
There is no real voice acting or even an exceptionally strong soundtrack, but I found that Murasaki goes off the foundations that ‘A little goes a long way’. Small cries for Mummy from the small girl, shrieks of terror and even subtle accompanying melodies all set the grim tone perfectly.