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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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2015

This levity, this world, and these people are going to be with me forever. If you've ever complained about there being too much violence in gaming, or that games are all the same, and you don't play this... I hope somebody hugs you.

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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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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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90 / 100
Sep 13, 2015

Even before any consideration of steam promotional discounts, it'd be a gross mistake to say that Dropsy isn't worth the price of admission. For fans of the point and click adventure genre, aficionados of retro pixel artwork, or anyone looking to get lost in a kind of feel good world that warms you when it's not frightening you, this is a steal. Come on, give the creepy clown a hug.

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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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85 / 100
Sep 15, 2015
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8 / 10
Sep 16, 2015

Dropsy manages to subvert your expectations, and has managed to create a main character you can feel for, even though he doesn't speak. Dropsy just wants to make people happy in a world that is filled with problems, and by helping them he can achieve his goal. There are some design issues though that count against the game, and some may find the pixel art graphics unappealing, but as an overall experience Dropsy is something that point and click adventure fans should play.

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8 / 10
Sep 15, 2015

If you miss the old days, before games of this ilk got streamlined and simplified, give this a whirl before you read too much about it. It's well worth the small outlay.

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80 / 100
Sep 9, 2015

Dropsy is a game that warmed my hardened, cynical heart. Like the titular clown himself, the game smashes an amiable joviality together with an unabashed dementia. Making people happy is such a rare goal in games, and to have one excel at the notion and the motivation for doing so is a doubly rare joy, although glaring missteps do keep it out of the center ring of adventure games.

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