Honest Gamers writes: "I applaud Ignition for daring to release a non-hentai visual novel in the West. Hentai games often get away with lackluster storytelling because they include pictures of naked girls. Lux-Pain doesn't have that luxury. It actually needed to be good. Unfortunately, after playing dramatic titles like Fate/Stay Night and Snatcher, this just doesn't impress me. Sweeping arm movements and dramatic wrist-clutching may look fancy, but they can't mask the storyline's mediocrity. The game's different, but it's not good".