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  • Summary: A sequel to Lume, Lumino City begins where that game left off. Begin by exploring the city, and using your ingenuity piece together all sorts of puzzling mechanisms to help the people who live in its unique world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 2, 2015
    100
    An interesting game from all points of view. It amuses even those people who are normally not interested in games at all. [Issue#249]
  2. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    Underneath Lumino City’s architecturally intricate paper-crafted spectacle is a genuinely rewarding adventure game, albeit one with the flimsiest of stories.
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    80
    A cozy atmosphere and an astonishing art direction lay the foundation for a really challenging graphic adventure. A little bit on the short side, but the puzzles are exacting and will keep your brain engaged.
  4. Feb 6, 2015
    70
    The puzzles are not nearly high quality as Layton's, but the atmosphere and design make up for that.
  5. Feb 7, 2015
    68
    A lovely puzzle game that will catch even hardcore gamers.
  6. Jan 6, 2015
    60
    Lumino City is a nice puzzle game with an incredible art direction, but some of its puzzles can be wearisome.
  7. Dec 17, 2014
    50
    Beautiful to look at but the story and gameplay prove far less fascinating than the real world model-making skills of the developer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 26, 2016
    10
    This game is an artistic gem. The entire city is a real model made from paper and other materials with the character animations superimposed.This game is an artistic gem. The entire city is a real model made from paper and other materials with the character animations superimposed. That sounds a bit hokey for a computer game but the execution is near perfect. The puzzles were clever and varied with an emphasis on logic rather than cartoon logic which can be frustrating in games of this genre. Overall, this was an excellent exploration puzzle adventure with an art style that is sublime. I finished it in about 6 hours which is a bit short so catch it on sale. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2015
    9
    I bought this for my 9-year-old and 7-year-old girls and they love it. It's the perfect level for them because after a bit of effort, they areI bought this for my 9-year-old and 7-year-old girls and they love it. It's the perfect level for them because after a bit of effort, they are able to solve most of the puzzles. Sometimes they get stuck and I push them in the right direction, but it's not often.

    Sometimes, the simple mechanics of a puzzle are annoying, like the crane, where you have to keep rounding everyone up, or the wheel with the clothes. When you have to run up and down and all around to explore and figure out what you need to do is exasperating, but I would just tell my girls to look for things that might help them, and they would eventually get it.

    The guitar puzzle was fun for them. There was a long series of musical tunes to know, and after a long time and many mistakes, my girls finally got it and they were relieved and giggling.

    Once they have figured out a puzzle, my girls love to go back and "solve" that puzzle over and over again. This is easy to do with the saved steps in each saved game. It would be nice though to be able to name the saved games instead of trying to remember which one of the 4 games is whose.

    I'm not sure they appreciate how beautiful the game is, since it's their first puzzle/adventure game, but I love the looks of it and it's what persuaded me to buy it. I like that the story isn't too involved and you're just thrown into the search for Grandpa. It's a perfect game for kids.
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  3. Oct 5, 2017
    8
    Incredible art. I honestly wasn't the biggest fan of the gameplay itself, because while the puzzles weren't bad, there really wasn't anythingIncredible art. I honestly wasn't the biggest fan of the gameplay itself, because while the puzzles weren't bad, there really wasn't anything special about them to keep me hooked. But what really drove me to keep playing was just the vast array of different art styles that were all so masterfully done in the game. For that alone it deserves a high rating. Expand