I loved it
The only disappointment that i had in this game is that it wasn't longe enough. Other than that everything was awsome. At first i thought the gameplay was kind of lame but i decided to try to finish it and WOW ! i was so glad i didn't return it. The Silent Battles, which are kind of like big boss battles differs each time. You have to be mindful of your timing and you also have to know which one "hole" to tackel first. Another thingi s you have actually know the characters in the game BECAUSE you CAN get a gameover. For example during an event if you don't get to your destination in time, or if you go to the wrong place ... or if you wander around too much, then its likely that you might get a gameover. So, you have to know the characters and look into the dialouge to see where to go. The game has a very good story line and if you like games like a good mystery with great anime graphics and good music and sfx then you won't regre getting this game.
Wonderful game overall!
Lux Pain is an exciting and overall dark-toned game.If you like to use your head and are looking for something new,this game is it. The story is lengthy and full of many interesting characters,who you must stop from becoming infected by Silent.While keeping tabs on everyone in Kisaragi City,you must also fulfill the main goal of the game,tracking down the Original.This is done by erasing Worms and Silent of other people.Erasing Worms and Silent often reveals thoughts from characters you never saw coming,and makes for many surprises. The start of the game is a little fast,however.So I would recommend the game booklet be with you for the first 10 minutes of gameplay if you get lost or confused.Also,the translation from Japanese to English is a little sloppy,but causes no significant problem for overall gameplay.Most notable [other than the great story line is the nice soundtrack and amazing voice acting. Lux Pain is definitely worth picking up and playing,you won't regret it.
I picked a copy of this game Thursday, and I haven't been able to stop playing it. Everything from graphics, music and game play is superb. I'm hooked, I plug my DS into the charger and just keep playing lol. Definitively recommend to anyone who wants a game with a strong plot, new approach to "battle". Not for younger kids though, this game is seriously creepy and dark, so don't play it if you're not mature enough for it. Fighting the silent is fun, and just takes a little bit of patience to get a handle on, not too long but after that its easy. It is important to pay attention to everything that is said in the game, so do expect a bit of reading! It adds to the plot as well, so its well damn worth it. Anyone who has played Phoenix Wright series, will enjoy this, since there is clue searching, puzzles, questioning etc. It is NOT the same thing as Phoenix Wright, it just similar in some aspects. Over all a fantastic game! Thank you for bringing it into the US!
Not as great as I thought
I'd have to agree with Roxel on this one. I judged a book by its cover and instantly thought "Wow, this looks like a good game" When I read the back I was even more curious about it and decided to buy it. Worst decision ever. I'm actually returning a game! I never thought I'd have to do that. Just as Roxel had said, its nothing more then scratching the bottom screen, seeing peoples thoughts and wala, you're done. The boss wasn't even challenging and I failed once because I didn't know what to do. It was very confusing in the beginning. Aside from that, I thought that the storyline was pretty good, if it had better fighting ways I wouldn't mind the game at all. Another thing I did like about it though, was the setup. When I first saw it I thought it would have been and Atlus game. Now I'm ashamed to eve think of that. I liked a majority of it, but the challenge level and the controls were very poor, this is a game I would NOT recommend to others.
Awesome for anime lovers.
True as most reviews say this "game' is less of a game and more of a interactive novel. I would not recommend this game to gamers that want constant game play and challenge as there are few moments in this game that make you want to crawl into a corner after losing for the fifteenth time. I for one love this game; this game is one of the few instances where people is North America can get a good visual novel type game. The storyline is impressive and keeps you hooked word for word although at times it is a little hard to follow as the game was either localized too fast or just with bad translators. The game has a lot of spellings errors but if you can ignore it as it is easy to decipher what hey are truly saying then you can get to enjoy this game unlike those who pull on every single little strand of a games fault lines. The sound is amazing which includes the superb voice acting which I wish was included more often. The opening song is dramatic which is my favorite kind of song. The graphics are great even though it is 2D. Just like graphics should be though. The length though was about 15 hours for me; I wish it was longer as I felt a sort of sense of disappointment at the quickfire endings which I didn't expect to come so soon. The challenge is low because once you have been around the battle for a while it becomes extremely easy as the challenge does not increase that much as you go on through the game. Back to the storyline now. The storyline was truly something that grabbed at me and didn't let go as it kept me waiting to see what was around the corner. The story presents many twists, mysteries, and someones even a sicking feeling at some of the games more unpleasant presentations. I felt that this was a great game and is attacked by gamers and reviewers all the time. If the game had a little more game play and better localization I'm sure this would be a favorite among favorites. I highly recommend this game to anyone who plays RPGs for the storyline more than other features.
Is it April 1st already!? If not this is a cruel joke!
Graphics: The graphics of this game are really nice, the gothic anime style is very impressive and proves to be the most interesting thing about this game. Sound: The fact I just turned the game off and can't even remember it is a hint as to how unimpressive it was. Gameplay: This game poses absolutely no challenge what so ever. You'll find a greater challenge than this glancing through a picture book. The dialogue is plentiful and makes little to no sense what so ever. To make a lack of challenge and poor dialogue even worse...the gameplay of this game is literally using the touchscreen to scratch away portions of the scenery to find worms..then tap them to catch them. Nothing more, nothing less. It's been a long time since I've played a game this horrible. Take my word, keep your money. I'd of had more entertainment paying a parking ticket...if only i had one to keep me form buying this game.
If you love anime you will love the graphics in this game. The opening animation for the game plus the song are excellent. The game itself isn't too bad. Like another reviewer said it's very similar to the P.W. series. Go here, search this, talk to someone, find worms, etc... You are not going to find little mini games here and there. The entire point is to uncover information and details about the people and silent and how they are connected/related to continue the storyline. I would highly advise reading the animation booklet and the game booklet as it will provide more info on the characters and this interesting story line. This game may not have a high excitement factor (i.e. omg omg if I lose this mini game I'm doomed!) but has a well written (yes with choppy english) story that draws you in and makes you want to know how it concludes. Keep an open mind and this game is pretty good.
Love it or Hate it! This is how it will be!
Now this game had a lot of "under the rug" hype. It was in a gameinformer and mentioned on xplay. So the question is "is it good". The answer yes. It is good! It is only good if you spend the time to read the little book the comes with it. You have to know what some of the words mean. Also some English Japanese sounds "clunky" but is very easily overlooked. The game will be most enjoyed by fans of the ace attorney series but is not limited to them. The reason the title of this review is love it or hate it is because there is NO middle. You will either be addicting and love this game (like me) or you will hate it (like other reviewers). Do not listen to the major reviews because as all ace attorney fans know they usually don't like that series either. **actually they think the series is okay but usually get 6's or 7's. Anyway back to this game. The story is that a civilizations has been infected by silent and are committing suicides or other crimes because of it. You have the ability to extract memories. (referred to as worms). The you use by using your sigma. It is a neat idea that in my opinion is carried out well but not discussed enough so do your own research. You basically go undercover in a school to find a silent. Actually the original silent. So you deal with friends and teachers who know about silent and attempt to learn more and find out which of them is the first silent. It is fun AFTER the first 20 minutes. It goes by too fast and you wont understand it until you get to the school. Then it gets fun! I would recommend this game to anyone! However, as I said it's a HATE it or LOVE it.
I've been playing it for over 63 hours.
I finished the story the first time and said "That was totally aweesome!!!!!!" Then I unlocked the ARCHIVE section under EXTRA menu. So I had to unlock all of the archive movies. I enjoy the different personallities of all of the characters. Atsuki is hot.... I like that they made it so that you can choose what to answer and what your mood is. You have to also decide where you should go based on the story line. You can save almost when ever you want instead of trying to find a save point. I enjoy completing the story over and over again even though I've unlocked all of the movies under the ARCHIVE menu. It's just so addicting! Overall, the only bad thing I found about this game is that there are a few spelling mistakes. But, they are usually pretty small that you can figure out what they mean. In my opinion, Lux Pain is THE best game to come out.
WORST GAME EVER
I did my homework when i t came to this game. Went online, read the reviews, read the story line. I usually don't buy game im not familiar with or at least know someone whose played it but i made an exception for this game. I figured i should try new things step out of the box you know, man what a mistake that was. I read the booklet it comes with like some reviews advised and it didn't help out AT ALL. The game play still sucked. I bought it the night the DSI came out at the midnight review and was back in the store the next morning to return it. I actually got to the store BEFORE they opened to return it. Like i said the story line is overall a good story line but the game play was horrible. The WHOLE game consist of scratching away at the screen then tapping on yellow worms. In the beginning you of course have to figure this out because they give you no direction what so ever. It is not challenging AT ALL. My 1 1/2 year old neice could play this game, and she probably wouldn't like it either. I've never played a more horrible game in my life! Its no wonder they lowered they're price. My recommendation, DON'T BUY THIS GAME!