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Datura
6.6 out of 10

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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: On one hand, Datura is a bold and fascinating take on interactive storytelling, and should be praised for breaking new ground. It also makes inventive use of motion controls, in the way that most gamers expected them to be used when they were first introduced.
  • Pros: Interesting narrative, creative events, great motion controls
  • Cons: Too short, can be obtuse, doesn’t live up to its promises
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Overall 5
5.0

Datura

Strategy Informer
4 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Reasonably solid Move implementation will appeal to those desperate to try to justify a purchase of the hardware, but nobody else should bother with it. A couple of good ideas (like the way you have to move the controller up to glance at the map, a la Far Cry 2) don't warrant spending money on a...
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Overall 5
4.8
Gameplay 5
4.5
Looks 7
7.0

Datura (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
20 May 2012
  • Excerpt: What's going on? Where am I? Who's that? What am I supposed to do? What's that? How do I do that? What the hell is that?! Datura is a game of many questions, not quite as many answers, and even fewer satisfying ones.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

Original-Gamer
18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: As a family of plants, Datura has been used for centuries as a poison and hallucinogen. With effects such as being unable to differentiate reality from fantasy, it has often been used with the intention of bringing about some form of delirium.
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Overall 6
6.0

Datura (PS3)

EL33TONLINE
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Datura is a PlayStation Network exclusive from Polish developer Plastic and Sony Santa Monica. Costing just R75, it’s a short-lived experience with little replay value but should appeal to people who enjoy PSN titles such as Flower and Journey that focus on having an emotional impact on the player...
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Overall 6
6.0

Datura

D+PAD
13 May 2012
  • Conclusion: This very much makes Datura a game of two halves; on the one hand it’s imaginative, beautifully rendered, and strives for a rare degree of uniqueness. On the other, it’s an experience marred by mechanical shortcomings and over-ambition, with Move implementation that frustrates as much as it inspires...
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
6.4
Gameplay 6
5.5

Datura

GameTrailers
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Plastic, the developers behind Datura, have their roots in the demoscene, where digital, whacked-out audio-visual hallucinations mark a group’s talent. Like Plastic’s earlier PSN art-piece, Linger in Shadows, Datura hints at the unusual at every turn.
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Overall 6
6.0

Datura Review: A Strange Trip Through a Motion Control Wonderland

1UP
7 May 2012
  • Summary: A wildly flawed, yet unabashedly ambitious entry into the PSN library.
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Overall 5
5.0

Datura Review | Tech Demotional

Dealspwn
11 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: Datura comes over as something of a glorified tech demo. It looks gorgeous, and the visual and aural aesthetics do a good job of creating atmosphere, but there's little to actually enjoy.
  • Pros: Atmospheric environment, Looks lovely, Solid Move implementation
  • Cons: But nothing particularly new, Moral choices have no impact, Ultimately forgettable
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Overall 5
5.0

Datura Review

Eurogamer
10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: You remember the launch of Kinect, of course. That half-a-billion-dollars marketing orgy during which America got formation pretend-gaming in Times Square , we got Leona Lewis wailing beside an ice rink and everyone bought one just to shut Microsoft up. Remember the Move launch? Me neither.
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