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Lumines: Electronic Symphony
2 September 2013
Summary: If Lumines was your drug on the PSP, know that it's been refined and made stronger. This is the hard sh*t, folks. You're in danger of totally crashing and burning with Lumines: Electronic Symphony on the Vita. This is the worst for those who barely managed to shake their addiction, as you're never getting off this stuff. Side effects include dry mouth, red eyes, shooting pains in the arms, hallucinations, and spontaneous compulsions.
Excerpt: Q? Entertainment’s pedigree when it comes to the synthesis of electronic music and lush aesthetic splendor is world-renowned. From Rez to Child of Eden, Q?’s titles are, if nothing else, visually arresting and unique experiences. Yet, among the developer’s numerous games, few have gripped gamers like Lumines.
Pros: New skins that tease your brain, Subtle features that deeply affects your tactics, Amazing soundtrack
Cons: Taxing your brain for things to hate, Missing your bus stop while playing, Yourself, if you skip out on it
Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
Common Sense Media
19 April 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Lumines: Electronic Symphony is a block puzzler with potential to help kids sharpen their logic and strategy skills. It challenges players to weigh risks versus rewards as they work to earn higher scores. Background music is performed by popular electronic artists, but we detected no inappropriate themes or lyrics.
Summary: Ever since debuting on the PSP in 2004, Lumines has been a slice of puzzle bliss for fans but how does the game translate to a new system as it arrives on PS Vita ? Lumines is the brain child of Tetsuya Mizuguchi – the creative genius at the head of developers Q Entertainment . He’s responsible for puzzle classics like Rez and Space Channel 5 but has been most recently associated with Child of Eden – the psychedelic shooter cum puzzler which was used heavily to promote...
Excerpt: Originally a puzzle game on the PSP, UbiSoft have relaunched this series for the PS Vita with Lumines: Electronic Symphony that takes this franchise to a whole new level, especially with the capabilities of the console. Although there are a few puzzle games available for the PS Vita at the present, none of them have reached the same level as Lumines: Electronic Symphony that combines elements of Tetris with music from a variety of bands such as The Chemical Brothers and...
Conclusion: Lumines: Electronic Symphony lives up to the promise of its older sibling, being as much of a must-have launch title for the Vita as its predecessor was for the PSP. The $40 price tag might seem a bit steep for what a puzzle game, but given how much gaming you'll get out of it, it's still a worthwhile investment.
Conclusion: Of all of the Vita launch titles I have been fortunate enough to play, this is honestly the easiest one to recommend. Accessible, fun, addictive, and offering lots of content, Lumines: Electronic Symphony is a superb launch title.
Conclusion: Overall, Lumines: Electronic Symphony is a beautiful and fun game. It is very approachable for new players, yet challenging and deep for veterans of the series. With plenty of modes to choose from, with multiplayer options on top of that, there isn’t much this game doesn’t offer to its fans. Though the game retails for $39.99, the amount of gameplay you get from that money is immense.
Conclusion: Tetris has met its match. Lumines: Electronic Symphony is a painstakingly scrawled love letter to puzzle games and electronica of every stripe. Not only should every Vita owner buy it, every person who cares about video games should play it.