Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 28, 2011
    83
    It's unclear whether there will be more to Lume later (as the closing credits hint at a continuation of the story and a possible "part two"), but I'll be first in line if there is. This is a very light, charming little game that deserves an hour or two of your time. Just be sure to have a walkthrough ready for when you get to the crazy combination lock puzzle.
  2. May 19, 2012
    75
    Lume is filled with happy colors, cute characters and a few awfully difficult puzzles which will make you want to pull the hair off your head.
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    Lume isn't going to be a game for everyone and will seem downright slow in the eyes of the YouTube generation. Those who can remember how adventure games are supposed to be played will find it to be a rare treat, however.
  4. 70
    Small adventure fascinates with artistic visuals and a nice set of not-so-easy puzzles. Its (very) short life span is balanced with its budget price. [July 2011]
  5. May 13, 2011
    70
    A promising start, but one that will sink or swim on the quality of its puzzles. If State Of Play can balance things up there, this quiet optimism could break out into something altogether noisier.
  6. Jul 23, 2011
    60
    Gorgeous. [Issue#111, p.117]
  7. May 17, 2011
    60
    Lume is a little point & click flash game whose strong suit remains mainly its artistic direction, with its handmade backgrounds, filmed in order to include the characters. This first chapter is rather simple : Lumi doesn't have power any more in his home, you need to restore it. It's really cute, but some puzzle really are too absurd. This results in some issues in terms of balancing. In the end, its also a little expensive.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. May 13, 2011
    7
    The visual design of Lume is endearing, hand made paper sets and miniature lights (along with the bobbling vertical pony-tailed protagonist) charmed me from the first click. Unfortunately the charming aesthetics of the game are hampered by Flash, the chosen method of production. The soundtrack is soothing, however it can become slightly repetitive by the end of the game. But these are both minor criticisms, and in my opinion Lume looks great.

    Lume is filled with puzzles and its difficulty ranks higher than the average modern day adventure game. This has sparked some reviewers to criticize the game as abstract or unintuitive. Personally, I felt that the puzzles were quite logical. They encourage the gamer to be attentive to minor clues and to use their own thinking power to find the ultimate solution. This might be off-putting to someone whose only experience with adventure games are the fantastic but easily solved creations from TellTale games, but to someone who likes puzzles and likes games, Lume is a welcome change of pace.

    My main criticism of Lume is that it is very short. Although it has a fairly low price tag and it is only the first episode in a potential series of games, I couldn't help feeling disappointed when it was over in just a little more than an hour.

    Bottom line: Great look. Good game for puzzle-lovers. Very short but also fairly inexpensive.
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  2. Nov 23, 2011
    1
    While a visually pretty game, it is abnormally short for anyone who has done puzzle games of this sort before. Most puzzles have been seen and done before in any puzzle game, and will only take moments to solve for a veteran of these games. The only puzzle that is hard is only difficult because there are so few clues pointing at what you need to solve it. Then when you look it up...you realize that you've beaten the game - because there's only about 5 puzzles to solve. Not worth your money, even if it's on sale for a dollar. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2013
    10
    This is an enjoyable indie game experience. Nice puzzles and cute graphics. Atmosphere is charming and cool. Very short but i doesn't mind. Im buying part 2 fo sure. I am rating 10/10 as a protest to the overall low user score, this game is much better! Full Review »