Destructoid: "Ultimately, Lux-Pain provides a mediocre experience when it could have been a much darker Phoenix Wright. Had it taken up more adventure game elements and stopped being a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book without any of the choice, I might have been genuinely impressed. It's certainly not unplayable, but most of it is just very dull and I think only the hardcore Japanophiles out there will dig it. Ultimately, there was just no reason or logic to this game being sent Stateside. Such a shame, considering the rather enthralling premise."