Parents' Guide to

Lumino City

By Galen McQuillen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Stunning visuals and tough puzzles delight and challenge.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Love this game

We loved this game! Got it for my child for Christmas. She's a sharp 9 year old, so finding age-appropriate content that keeps her challenged can be tricky. This was just perfect for her. I ended up sitting with her for several challenges and it is totally addicting. It's a sweet story with beautiful visuals. Each challenge requires integrating your acquired knowledge of how the game works with new information gleaned from exploring the on-screen world and the information found in Lumi's "manual", which can be referenced at any time. Several sections of the manual are referenced at each stage of the game so the player must decide what will be useful to solve each puzzle. Requires patience. Requires creativity. Requires a willingness for trial and error. My daughter got stumped several times, but that only made the triumphs more fun. As I said, I played it at various times with her and I didn't want to put it down. Fun for grown ups too. Absolutely no inappropriate content.

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It's no exaggeration to say that this unique puzzler is one of the most interesting, beautiful, and delightful games in years. Kids and adults alike will be blown away by its gorgeous visuals, captivated by its haunting ambient music, and reeled in by puzzle after mind-bending puzzle. The game's big draw is its amazing visuals: Every environment was physically built by hand as a scale model with real-world objects, photographed, and filmed with extreme precision to make the experience at once totally immersive and technically astounding. Beyond the appealing graphics, the characters and dialogue are memorable and funny, the mechanisms connect one screen to another in unexpected ways, and the mysterious story keeps players guessing at every twist and turn. Young kids will love watching the game as an interactive storybook, and older kids will get hooked on the puzzles. Aside from problem solving, kids also watch as Lumi helps characters and works with them to solve problems. It's well worth the cost -- a small price for an unforgettable experience.

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