"But one area where the game does excel is in looks. It's a very stylish product, with anime characters, backdrops and a few cut-scenes that are impressive by DS standards. It's just not enough though. What little gameplay there is consists of scraping at a character to draw the worm from their brain. It's both boring and unpleasant. Despite the large cast, the story is meaningless and lacks the kooky and interesting characterisation we like to see in Japanese games. This would be fine if instead there were strong easy-to-relate-to characters and incidents, but there aren't. It just goes to show: not every Japanese game you see with a big-eyed cutey on the cover can be a masterwork. Lux-Pain fails to even be competent."