Excerpt: Lumines Plus is, like its portable predecessors, a magnificent blend of audio and visual stimulation. The 30 plus skins that are available in this release bring together all of the sights and sounds that helped make the two PSP titles the success they were. Each skin not only comes with its own color scheme and style, but the audio effects and background music fit the visual feel as well.
Excerpt: Lumines is an interesting puzzle game that can best be described as “Tetris for the techno generation”. It began its life on the PSP and has begun making its way to other platforms, now arriving on the PS2 in the form of Lumines Plus. If you’re already a Lumines fan you won’t find all that much different in this latest version, but it still delivers that trademark frantic gameplay that hooked you in the original.
Conclusion: A mostly blah port, Lumines Plus survives almost exclusively on the merits of it's rock solid gameplay. The visuals and audio could have been better, as could the track list, but what's here is certainly worth the $20 asking price.
Conclusion: Lumines Plus is a port of a puzzle game released on the PSP just about two years ago. That one statement should tell you everything you need to know about the game. While it’s still a fun game to play, it feels severely outdated by all the improvements the series has made as it’s gone forward. Playing this version of the game is both awkward and outdated.