Q Leisure’s 2004 musical puzzler Lumines is again with one other a kind of block-droppin’ beats as Lumines Remastered, a remake of the unique PSP recreation. It was nice then and it’s nonetheless principally the identical, solely now in fancy fashionable HD-o-vision. Drop colored blocks onto a grid to kind matches and rating mega-points, grooving to tunes which additionally drive the tempo of the puzzling: time. Oh, and you possibly can hook up a load of controllers and duct tape them to your physique to buzz merrily to the beat.
So, Lumines! Blocks are dropping, oh no. However don’t fear, as is their wont, blocks will vanish in the event that they contact sufficient blocks of the identical color. Lumines places a neat twist on this by solely clearing matches after they’re touched by a tracker line which sweeps from left to proper, a bar which is paced to match the music. Quicker BPM, sooner bar, much less time to make matches. Slower BPM, slower bar, extra danger that the grid will replenish and recreation over. And a few of the tunes are rad as heck.
That’s the Lumines components, and Remastered whacks that into the trendy high-resolution world with 4K assist and new shinies. Although I’m seeing some complaints that it doesn’t play properly with 144Hz displays, making blocks drop extra-fast – the billionaires amongst you’ll want to crank all the way down to 60. Lumines has been on PC earlier than, however this model appears much better.
Remastered additionally helps syncing a number of controllers to, and I quote, “really feel the bass throughout your physique.” Y’know, just like the neck massager Trance Vibrator (office warning there, obvs) for Rez. Talking of, should you like musical wonders, Rez is on PC these days.