Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect - Travelling Through Time
Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect is one of the latest releases in the hidden object game genre. Developed by Skunk Studios and published by Big Fish Games the games takes you on a journey through time and space.
Jesse grew up not knowing much about her past, so she's excited to
receive a letter from the Flux Family promising answers if she helps
them retrieve various historical artifacts by travelling through time
with the help of a special device.
In each of the game's 10 chapters you'll visit three different
historically significant locations, such as Shakespeare's theatre in
Renaissance-era England, ancient China in Confucious's time, and the
famous Abbey Road recording studio in the 1960s.
Here you'll interact
with famous historical figures themselves to help them find
historically significant items (like Einstein's missing E=MC2 equation)
that fall into broad categories like Art, Music and Invention.
Some special "tool" items are found intact, and you'll use these to
solve puzzles, such as using a lockpick to gain access to a cupboard.
Mostly, though, you're actually searching for pieces of items rather
than whole ones.
Flux Family Secrets also boasts its fair share of
mini-games, which are challenging and enjoyable, but which can be
skipped if you would prefer. (Doing so adds extra minutes onto your
overall completion time, though.)
The game is untimed, and there are
unlimited hints provided you wait a few seconds for them to recharge in
between uses. Using a hint not only reveals an object's location, but
also offers suggestions about what to do next if you get stuck.
There are only ten historical figures and ten time periods in the game,
so you'll find yourself visiting the same ones several times in
different contexts.The story offers some intrigue as Jesse starts to have doubts about the
noble motives of the Flux Family. (Be warned, the ending creates more
questions than it answers.)
This is Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect in a nutshell. If you want to get even closer, get the trial version and discover it for yourself.
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