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.
Excerpt: The game of stacking blocks upon blocks continues to provide one of the most addictive gaming experiences available without a prescription. But what does the PS2 version do differently? Well not a whole hell of a lot, but that doesn't make it any less fun.
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.
Excerpt: I can think of two situations where you might wish to purchase Lumines Plus . The first is the obvious one: you don’t own it already on the PSP--which, given the game’s popularity and place at the front of the pack, would suggest that you don’t have Sony’s handheld--and have no plans to purchase it.
Excerpt: What begins on the PSP very often can end up on the PS2 - just ask Rockstar - and if it's a great game on one platform, it stands to reason it could be a great game on the other. Of course, due to the inherent limitations of the handheld, when a game like
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 While it’s still a fun game to play, it feels severely outdated by all the improvements the series has made as it’s gone forward.
Conclusion: Having said all that though, Lumines Plus is, basically, a straight port of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's original Tetris-alike. Which means it's still brilliant. But this paragraph is itself going to have to be recycled from everything Eurogamer's already said about all the other versions of Lumines: if you...