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.
Excerpt: The original Lumines was one of the best puzzle games of 2005. Since then it has been repackaged for Xbox Live, received a sequel on the PlayStation Portable, and now has been repackaged yet again for the PlayStation 2. It's still a good puzzle game and will be very enjoyable for anyone who never played the original, but there's absolutely no reason to pick it up if you've played any of the other Lumines games.
Pros: Same great gameplay from the original, Soundtrack is still excellent
Cons: Almost indistinguishable from the original Lumines, They should have called this "Lumines Plus Not Much Else"
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 While it’s still a fun game to play, it feels severely outdated by all the improvements the series has made as it’s gone forward. Playing this version of the game is both awkward and outdated.
Excerpt: C'est bien connu, les concepts les plus simples sont généralement les plus addictifs. Difficile de faire plus simple que Lumines et par conséquent difficile de faire plus addictif. Une pluie de cubes bichromatiques qui disparaissent lorsqu'ils s'associent. C'est parti pour des heures d'hypnose.