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.
A great game and nobody should buy a PlayStation Vita without purchasing this Ubisoft game too. The same awesome gameplay of the first episode is still there, now with a couple of new tricks like the avatar's power up. The new soundtrack is just perfect and the stylish skins look great on the Vita screen.
Best Lumines ever made, and best puzzle game ever made with Tetris effect.
Amazing soundtrack, outstanding graphic, perfect controls.
Voyage is a musical trip, you will love it.
One of the best exclusive for Vita.
I never thought these games looked good at all.
However after reading an article about the care given to this game in its creation I decided to give it a shot.
One billion hours later, I must say this game is magnificently done and will make Tetris feel like your grandma's game.
Music, graphics and lucid color are all wonderful.
Load times could be a bit shorter and I wouldn't mind seeing the price come down, but Lumines: Electronic Symphony is amazing. It's the simple puzzle game we've known for a while coupled with new mechanics like the shuffle block and the Vita's connectivity.
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.
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.
Lumines: Electronic Symphony is a puzzle game much like Tetris, but unlike Tetris this game got beat music and style enough to make it something more then just a ripoff! Lumines: Electronic Symphony is certainly not for everyone, but if you into puzzle games then Electronic Symphony is an easy recommendation.
I was intrigued as to find word of a rhythmic Tetris in our midst, only found on the System With No Identity. Since my PS Vita only had Persona 4 Golden in its collection, I might has well have bought Lumines. Lumines is what I consider to be a better form of Tetris, mainly because it requires more thinking and strategy (and a larger drop area). The soundtrack to the game not only includes original techno titles but other pop songs from artists like Benny Benassi. It's interesting to listen to (although the rock guitar in some of the songs can ruin my mood). Other than a few modes like Stopwatch, Master, and Playlist, that's about it. It's just a fun game to waste time on (and the XP meter doesn't really signify your greatness. It just allows to to unlock things). There's also a fun duel mode you can use to play against others, but honestly. Who even has anyone on their PS Vita friend list? Anyone?
It's a good time killer for when your on those long trips or in those long meetings. However I found it to be a bit boring compared to some other puzzlers I've played, including the original Lumines. It just wasn't as memorable or fun as the original and it certainly isn't a game you buy the Vita for. But it's decent, for the right price. However, as it stands right now, your paying full price for a subpar puzzler that doesn't do anything keep your interest. If you find it for 20 bucks or so, then pick it up. However, I wouldn't buy it until then knowing what I know now.
SummaryNew 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 m...