Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect
Too hard for me
I've purchased tons of these HO games and usually don't have much of a problem but this one, I am always hitting the hint button because I can't find the items. It's still kinda fun but definitely not my favorite. I like the 2nd one a lot better
March 4, 2012
I got really bored with this game, it was too repetitive. I finished because I like to finish the games, but it took me a while since I would only play for a little while and then play something else.I did not listen to the sound. I prefer the HO adventure games.
March 28, 2012
Too simple and totally boring.
March 20, 2013
Excellent game with really well done hidden object scenes. There are some puzzles, mainly easy but mostly HOS so this is a must play for all who enjoys good HOG.
Also, graphics are cute, colorful with clear and sharp images.
GREAT game, I would play it again!
March 12, 2013
historical errors you must fix
I can't decide if I really like this or not. I completed it the first time I played, then got stuck the second time and just quit. The premise is fun - find the items that are in the wrong historical period and fix them. It definitely has a "more to come" cliff hanger at the end, but that didn't bother me. Sometimes it does. It left questions, but not frustration. I liked this better than other flux games - maybe because I played it first.
February 23, 2013
Great time killer
I realized recently, I had bought the 2nd in this series and not the first so I am getting myself caught up so I can play the 3rd. I very much enjoyed this game. I liked going to the different worlds and learning historical facts about different items. I liked the noises the objects made when clicked and I liked the overall finding of the Fragments but also later finding a list of things. The mini games were unique and some hard to figure out but always manageable. I didn't like having to do some of the puzzles over however. The lock and pipe puzzles kept reappearing but weren't too difficult.
The skip and hint buttons charge fast but there is no choice of difficulty as there usually wasn't back when this game was released. It was a great game in the year it was released however comparing to modern day games, its not the best. Although I found the different worlds a great idea, the people kept repeating over and over, same with their worlds. Its as if we saw their world from another angle like the room next to the previous and so on.
The plot was a little strange, it definitely explains things better in the 2nd one. Overall, this was a fun game and I recommend it especially if trying to follow along with this series as its quite good or just to kill time, this one is good. It took me about 3-4 hours to play this game. The fragments are not the easiest to find within the scenes so it took me awhile.
My only huge pet peeve would be the final puzzle because it is not skippable and its putting the items you find with the right people. My memory is kind of bad so I had a hard time trying to figure this out and whats worst of all, the ones you have right, don't stay put so once the game resets you have to put them in all over again. I would have liked it better if the ones I got right stayed put. Made it tedious and the reason I gave it only 3 stars.
October 16, 2012
Best of the Flux
Much better than the other Family Flux games.
October 8, 2012
This game presents historical events & facts in a fun and challenging hidden object and puzzle game. There is all sorts of puzzles to tickle the brain & test eye and hand coordination.
September 22, 2012
Good Game, Partly Historical
Storyline: Very well developed. Although the story is not entirely new, it is creatively presented to remain fresh. As Jesse, you?ll travel through time to find and replace some of the most important discoveries and treasures of some of history?s significant historical figures in 10 subjects such as literature, science, pioneers and music in various time periods. For each subject, 3 historical figures will need your help in recovering some of their important work. As a bonus, you?ll learn some interesting facts about each of the 10 characters.
Artwork is gorgeous, colorful and very detailed. Instead of the traditional HOS, you?ll find parts of objects and place them in their proper places. An object completed for the first character may be used in the third characters location. But since you only get 3 locations per subject, there is very limited backtracking. You?ll also encounter a few circles into which objects must be placed. There is a built-in magnifying glass for the HOS to help find those ?long skinny sticks." About half-way through, you?ll start looking for pieces of a ?Delphi.? Not to spoil it, you?ll use the Delphi at the end.
Each location has several puzzles and mini-games: a few were challenging but most were rather easy. The developers made an effort to try to give them a fresh look. A helpful hint system ? it may hint what to do next or just show you where something is and recharges speedily. The game tracks your time playing. If you choose to skip a mini-game, 20 minutes will be added to your time. Fairly lengthy game - took me about 6 hours (which I think is close to what it took the first time I played it). Replayable since you?ll get different objects the 2nd time playing.
Overall, the Flux family Secrets games are fun to play and this is the game that got me hooked.
August 20, 2012
gtot tiring sas i continued playing
a good game, with crisp graphics. the mini games were, for me, kind of challenging. it had most of the ones i usually can't figure out. had to skip most of them. may be because i was getting tired of the game and didn't want to put in the effort. the end is set for a sequel. i have played the other ones, and i don't think i will any play anymore. try the demo and if you enjoy it, you will probably like the game. the whole game is like the first part. hints and skip buttons recharge really fast.
August 13, 2012