Lumines hit xbox live this week and all I can say is it's every bit as addictive as the psp version. Playable in 720p resolution and 5.1 surround sound, lumines is amazing to see and hear beyond the tiny psp screen and headphones. As most of you know though, there are some MAJOR negatives for this release due to the fact that the game is not downloadable in a single shot, but is spread over around 5+ seperate downloads, making it by far the most expensive xbla game yet. These seperate bits are as follows: 1.) Base pack - 1200 points - this is the core of the game and it MUST be purchased to play. You get leader boards, 12 skins to play with in challenge/skin edit mode, 1 vs computer mode stage, 5 puzzle and 5 mission levels, multiplayer (normal or online with Live), and time attack mode 2.) Advanced pack - 600 points - Offers an additional 22 skins and the advanced leader board 3.) Artist pack - Price unknown (likely ~300-600 points) - This will add an undisclosed (as far as I know) number of music video skins for challenge mode, including 'sorry' from madonna - Not yet released 4.) Puzzle/Mission pack - 400 points - This will add 50 puzzle and 50 mission levels to mission and puzzle mode - Not yet released 5.) VS computer pack - 300 points - Offers 11 additional computer vs matches and associated skins - Not released yet There is also talk of additional level packs being released at a later date, though no concrete details are released that I'm aware of. At the moment, it looks like for the total game, it will cost ~3100 points!!! In other words, it's going to cost around 3 MS points cards to get everything once the additional packs are released in upcoming months. That works out to about 60$ CDN for the ms cards So, is it worth the cost? In many ways I'd say it's too expensive for a game that I payed less for on the psp. At the same time though, the xbla version has some great advantages. You get better sound, can play it on a much bigger screen, can play multiplayer on 1 system, and you will be getting the music video skins (hopefully they will include the 'lights' video as a skin ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TfMylKXUiw ) ). Personally I don't get why they didn't just release the game as a new xbox 360 game with all the content on 1 disk in stores. Essentially I would say try the demo. If you get hooked on it, then I would say consider buying the points to get the full game content. If necessary, skip the parts you don't care about when they come out. If you're like me and have been hooked on the game since the psp release, chances are you'll be more inclined to pick it up than those who haven't tried it before. Look at the purchase of the game as if you were going into the store and picking up a new game. Ask yourself if you would purchase the game at full price in a store if it were sitting beside chrome hounds or other x360 games. For me, it's worth the cost. I loved the original lumines, and the added content and advantages of playing in 5.1 in high def are major selling points for me. Ultimately, it won't be for everyone, and not even for all fans of the original, but I look forward to the future expansions on the game.