Dropsy

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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Feb 1, 2017

Games like Dropsy remind us of the power of small actions and simple pleasures. It reminds us that art doesn’t have to be challenging or complex to be meaningful, and that positive emotions are not as worthless as the world wants you to believe. It reminds us that it is OK to feel happy when things are going bad, and that there are still people who truly want to make the world a better place for everyone. It reminds us that it is easy to hate people and a lot harder to love them, and it does so with such earnestness that it is clear the game recognizes the difficulty of what it’s asking but believes it important enough to do so all the same. Dropsy is a game that is powerfully loving in a way most media only plays at, and I cannot overstate how rare and significant that is.

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8 / 10
Nov 24, 2015

Sweet, fun, interesting. essential point-and-click

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85 / 100
Oct 4, 2015

Dropsy is a bit of an oddball game, so I wouldn't bet on it having wide appeal, but those who love it will really love it. It's a point-and-click title without written hints, making it inherently challenging, but because the quests involve helping people, solving puzzles feels that much more rewarding. It's such a heartwarming game, it's easy to forget that the protagonist is an accidentally murderous clown.

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7 / 10
Sep 25, 2015

Dropsy is a genuine and somber adventure about a creepy clown that exceeds its quirky premise in the most meaningful way.

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4 / 5
Sep 24, 2015

Dropsy is a stand-out in the point-and-click genre and a resurgence of classic mechanics. A simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching experience, this game is able to convey emotion unlike any game I have played in a long while.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

It's bizarre, thought-provoking, and challenging enough to keep you invested for hours.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

Dropsy is somewhat strange, utterly beautiful, and pretty good point and click adventure game. Focusing more on visual cues for what the characters desire, it's a game that leaves some of the story up to your interpretation.

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Sep 19, 2015

Dropsy's a pretty good point-and-click, but more importantly it's clever and weird.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2015

I judged Dropsy thinking it was going to be a kid's game with little no challenge, randomly hugging people, and grow tiring. Instead I got a really interesting yet odd and colorful world to explore, a huge smile on my face, and a game that ultimately made me happy to see Dropsy love so many. I won't soon forget you Dropsy. Hugs for everyone!

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Sep 16, 2015

Though the premise of an adventure game about a lovable clown is not enough to win me over on the surface, it's the complex tale of a cynical and unforgiving world the player is expected to change through loving and non-violent interaction that ultimately seals the deal. Adding in the wonderful presentation and dynamic soundtrack, this becomes an adventure game that should not be missed. It is a must.

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