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By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Vibrant, endearingly relaxing adventure is pretty short.

Game Linux, Mac, Windows 2015
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Lumini provides a captivatingly beautiful, seamless experience. As you move through the game, there are no time limits, dialogue, or objectives -- only one flowing, continuous journey. At first, one lumini emerges, and as more energy is gathered, others join in the swarm until it becomes a colorful flowing group of happily chattering, endearingly sweet creatures. Players will feel drawn to their plight and sad when one is lost to the variety of hostile creatures.

One of the major drawbacks is that you almost have to use a gamepad to avoid frustration with the controls. The swarm splits into two groups to solve some puzzles, requiring players to awkwardly try to use the WASD keys with one hand and arrow keys with the right. Using a gamepad instead of a keyboard provides a less frustrating experience. Also, with the game only taking a couple hours to complete, it may seem too short for some. But, after the first playthrough, a higher difficulty level unlocks. This gives players a good reason to go back, play again, and attempt to gather all the collectibles. Lumini is short, but the journey through the beautiful but strange alien planet makes it feel like the perfect amount of time.

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