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Thimbleweed Park is what would happen if you moved Nightvale into Monkey Island, and gave everyone too much rum.
A quality adventure game with challenging puzzles, oddball characters, and an intriguing, mystery-laden plot.
You certainly get your $20’s worth out of Thimbleweed Park. The voice cast doesn’t elevate the script in the way they always did in the LucasArts “talky” days, but an enjoyable, self-referential story and hundreds of puzzles to solve make it worthy of a place on your shelf next to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.
The best point ‘n’ click adventure since the glory days of LucasArts, filled with smart dialogue and even smarter puzzles.
Thimbleweed Park is like the HD remaster of a lost LucasArts adventure from the '80s, with all the hilarious, self-aware dialogue and sometimes frustrating design of the era brought forward into the 21st century.
Thimbleweed Park is endlessly entertaining, with clever humor and several references to classic adventure games
Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure full of enticing secrets to uncover, but its adherence to the genre's unremedied issues sometimes brings it down.
Thimbleweed Park is almost too successful channeling a different era of adventure games.
This is simultaneously a joke about pixel hunting, a joke about adventure games, and a joke about the dumb things that players will do in video games. Did you ever think you'd want to hunt for pixels again? And did you ever think that the act of hunting pixels might be fun? Thimbleweed Park somehow both subverts pixel-hunting and makes you want to hunt pixels, which is just about all you can ask for in an adventure game.
Thimbleweed Park has sharp, often hilarious writing and convoluted puzzles to spare. All in all, it's a welcome return to the point-and-click adventure, even if it ends up feeling a bit like a b-side to the classics before it.