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  • Summary: New block mechanics: For the first time in the series, special new block mechanics give players additional strategic options. Clear huge block combos using the powerful Chain Block, and learn to master the randomizing powers of the Shuffle Block. Star-studded musical line-up: Featuring some of the best and brightest names in electronic music, the soundtrack for Lumines Electronic Symphony is a diverse selection of known artists as well as original tracks composed by Q Entertainment's sound team, providing the ultimate aural experience. Look for tracks from The Chemical Brothers, Mark Ronson, Underworld, LCD Soundsystem, and more. All-new EXP system: Lumines Electronic Symphony rewards player effort and investment by providing an in-depth player profile, deep stat tracking, and a new Experience Points system that rewards every player's play style with a level-based reward system. The more you play –whether in solo or versus play— the richer your Lumines experience will be. Social experience: Compare your progress against your friends. Every time you play Lumines Electronic Symphony --whether in single- or multi-player modes-- you earn experience points. Another level, another rank, or another reward is always within reach. Whether you're a new Lumines player or a veteran of the series, Lumines Electronic Symphony's new social features will encourage you to play just "one more game." [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    95
    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.
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Q Entertainment does it again. They made one of the most distinctive early PSP games, and now they do the same with Vita, managing to create a new and stylish experience that will delight fans of electronic music.
  3. Mar 13, 2012
    90
    This is easily the best game in the series and one of the most recommended buys of the launch portfolio of the PSVITA. It doesn't make the most of the console technical prowess nor uses imaginatively any of its touch control possibilities, but it is a puzzle game that fans of the genre will love for months.
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    83
    There is a disappointing paucity of extras beyond the main endurance mode. Players of Lumines could face off against a friend or against a murderer's row of computer characters; Electronic Symphony ditches the "versus CPU" option.
  5. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Limited multiplayer options aside, Lumines Electronic Symphony blends puzzle, rhythm and visuals together in an almost euphoric way. What looks like a humble block-shifting affair at first glance is actually one of the best titles in the PS Vita's launch lineup. Throw in one of the best soundtracks you're ever likely to hear and we have an excellent purchase on our hands.
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    Superb presentation and smart improvements to the Lumines formula make Electronic Symphony a great portable puzzle game.
  7. Mar 2, 2012
    60
    As enjoyable as ever, with its elegant electro playlist and classy visuals, Lumines Electronic Symphony is very similar to previous versions. We'd have hoped for more new stuff, especially for this price tag, and the lack of real multiplayer play is really a downer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 17, 2012
    10
    Perfect game for a Vita Owner.
    It is hands down the best Lumines game so far. There have been some good and bad iterations (hello Android) but
    it would seem the developer hasn't lost its spark of inspiration when they pulled off this true sequel to an already marvelous game.
    I know from this day I am going anywhere without Lumies ES on my Vita.
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  2. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    Improves everything from Lumines 1 and 2. Music selection is much superior. New modes to play add value and RPG elements to unlock avatars make it worth replaying. Expand
  3. May 2, 2012
    10
    Having been a lumines fan since me early Psp days, I have been looking forward to a true sequel which can spice up the old formula a bit more. And then there is the painfully long wait since the announcement of Lumines electronic symphony and bang it's finally here! Does it deliver? Hell yes! The visuals are dazzling the music heart pumping and most importantly there is A big boost in gameplay! It's so addictive that only this late can I find some time to write about it! 10/10! Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    8
    This game is hypnotic! It sucks you up until you're dead (in gaming terms of course), my only complain (totally personal) it's that I don't really enjoy the music that much, but the gameplay itself excels my own musical tastes almost certainly. Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2012
    8
    I loved the games on PSP and I'm in love with this one. Once again LUMINES has managed to compose yet ANOTHER phenomenal soundtrack for their addictive tetris-styled game. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    8
    An amazing game that has eye-catching effects and simple yet amazing controls make this game a worthy Vita title for anyone to own. The game has a mode called Voyage in which you keep on going from a stage to the next trying to survive the longest and this created some sort of difficulty which was accepted for me.

    All in all a great game is worthy of a review from TheGrimOfDeath. Peace.
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  7. Jun 2, 2012
    3
    what the hell is this game. This was the worst money i have ever spent. It is a confusing retarded game that should never be played by anyone ever! Period! Expand

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