while i enjoyed lume, i would have trouble paying money for it.
the art style and animations are excellent, and i could happily spend some time in the world of lume. while it would have been nice to add a what-am-i-looking-at indication somewhere other than the cursor changing to a hand when you can interact with something, the interface was easy to use and never really got in the way.
the main problem is there just isn’t enough here. it’s probably over in about an hour, depending on how much you’re able to think the way the game designer did. if you didn’t figure out a clue, you pretty much need to look up a walkthrough because there’s only one clue for each puzzle. a lot of the puzzles feel like they’re trying to teach you simple math, which feels like maybe it’s intended for children but at the same time is probably too difficult for that. the music loop is a little short and it’s written in flash which means right-click brings up a flash menu instead of having anything to do with the game. it had big black borders on my screen instead of stretching to fit.
it’s worth your time if you pick it up as part of a bundle, but i wouldn’t recommend it on its own.