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Reviewed: Flux
Author: Scott Hetherington       Date: December 9th 1999
Page: 3

The Wrap Up

Here's a quick rundown on what I thought about Flux. First off, it had me addicted after about two minutes of gameplay. It doesn't take much. Secondly, some of the known bugs can be rather annoying and inconvenient. For example, if you're running Winamp, even if it's not currently playing anything, that will cause Flux to crash after a couple moments on a grid. Occasionally Flux won't start up, because it's having difficulty switching from your 32-bit color desktop to its 16-bit color game resolution.

If you choose to purchase the game for download, as opposed to purchasing the CDs; you can look forward to a decent transfer rate to the Flux server. The download for me, on a cable modem, took roughly ten minutes, at 30kbps on an 18MB download. The install itself was straightforward, quick, and required no reboot.

At the end of the day when all is said, done, and blown to bits; this game is definately up to the standards already set for this genre. Aside from the extremely annoying crash bugs, this is honestly the best puzzle game I've ever managed to play. I base most of this on the fact I was able to play this longer than fifteen minutes without quitting due either to the difficulty being too hard to too easy, or just a simple lack of interest.

Check out the demo of Flux (Flux LE, as it's called) here.

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Added:  Thursday, December 09, 1999
Reviewer:  Scott Hetherington
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