- Summary: Dropsy is a non-traditional take on the classic point and click adventure formula starring the game’s perpetually carefree namesake clown as he explores a richly detailed world full of colorful characters and sinister secrets, doling out hugs along the way.
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Sep 17, 2015I 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.
Sep 17, 2015Though 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.
Sep 13, 2015Dropsy‘s resolve to bring back the old school point n’ clicker is a success, though it’s perhaps a bit too successful, given the overreaching ambiguity in certain areas. Even in spite of its tendency to obstruct the player, it’s a beautiful, bewildering, unforgettable game of hugs, love, and hollowing sadness.
Sep 16, 2015Dropsy 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.
Sep 29, 2015Surreal, 8-bitsy and simply genius in their dialogue solutions for a non-verbal game. The psychadelic atmosphere is awesome, and I've beenSurreal, 8-bitsy and simply genius in their dialogue solutions for a non-verbal game. The psychadelic atmosphere is awesome, and I've been able to play for 2 hours with the shoes sound, despite everything ;D… Expand
Sep 24, 2015A great experience for fans of the point-n-click genre, or those just looking for a bizarrely wonderful adventure.
Great art and musicA great experience for fans of the point-n-click genre, or those just looking for a bizarrely wonderful adventure.
Great art and music accompanied with quirky and interesting characters and locations.
A creative romp from beginning to end, with fun game play and a heart warming story.… Expand
Sep 14, 2015While the artistic sensibilities may be reminiscent of classic Point and Click games, Dropsy uses an amazing soundtrack, unique storytellingWhile the artistic sensibilities may be reminiscent of classic Point and Click games, Dropsy uses an amazing soundtrack, unique storytelling methods, and signature style to create a game that is equal parts familiar and unique. In fact, the entire game seems to be a dichotomy of design elements.
It is equally endearing and haunting, ultimately bittersweet to almost heartbreaking degrees, and has deep themes about loss and self loathing while having a button in the menu that just makes a fart noise.
With it's tonal shifts, weird characters, and bright colors, it feels like David Lynch designed a Sesame Street game.
You can probably beat it in a day, but boy, what a day that will be. Truly unforgettable.… Expand
Feb 14, 2016Really beautiful and charming.
Visual and audio design is really incredible. Caricatures and cartooney environments serve the world's cuteReally beautiful and charming.
Visual and audio design is really incredible. Caricatures and cartooney environments serve the world's cute tragedies well, and the music simply makes you want to stay in this oddly disturbing, but unavoidably pleasant place.
The value of the game is being given the opportunity to help these distant, broken, sadly recognizable people, and help them and make the world better. It values kindness and empathy in way that isn't patronizing or overly saccharine.
Dropsy centers around personal, internal pains, and handles them gently but maturely. It really is quite a satisfying play.
Puzzle solutions are chellengingly abstract, but not so much so that they won't be discovered with a bit of exploration and paying attention to clues. Dosen't have the pitfall of pixel hunting.… Expand
Sep 20, 2015It is by pure coincidence that I had just finished Hotline Miami when I stumbled upon this gem of a game. These are two entirely differentIt is by pure coincidence that I had just finished Hotline Miami when I stumbled upon this gem of a game. These are two entirely different kind of games but they do bear a resemblence in signature. The color palette, bizarre storyline, strange characters and awesome soundtrack made me feel right at home from the very first pixel. This is one point and click that has been done really well.
Dropsy is a beautiful, warm point and click varied with some fittingly disturbing elements. Like with Machinarium there is no speech or text involved, communication is with little rebuses that almost all of the time make perfect sense. There are phones and writings that you'll never be able to comprehend since well.. you're Dropsy. Your main activity will be helping - and hugging - all the people around you, gaining their trust and love while making the world a better place. It is by exploration that both story and the pretty big game world unfolds, giving you that great sense of wonder with each new screen you walk into. The surroundings feel fresh and slightly weird, comparable to those of Sam and Max (albeit a bit less over the top I guess.. maybe).
There are some minor sidequests (scavanger hunts, really) to be done besides following the main story line. That gives the game some longevity besides the four hours give or take that it would take to complete otherwise, but also I do believe that you'll get different endings according to how much you have done. I only finished it once so far though so I'll have to figure that out myself as well. Steam achievements are not yet working at the time of this writing, but that's about to be fixed very soon so that will be an extra incense to explore thoroughly.
So yes, give this game a hug and buy it, the fart button alone is totally worth it! 3<… Expand
Sep 14, 2015From the outset, you may be put off by Dropsy. He's a kind of creepy looking clown - but he makes up for that with his innocence. He's one ofFrom the outset, you may be put off by Dropsy. He's a kind of creepy looking clown - but he makes up for that with his innocence. He's one of the only true innocents I've ever encountered in a game.
The pictographic communication in game takes a little bit of getting used to, and once you've completed a lot of the game, things tend to flatten out.
But, I'm on my third play-through and still having as much fun as I was on my first.
Controls: Standard point-n-click adventure.
Audio: The fantastic Chris Schlarb did an amazing job with the score for this game, sound effects are great.
Story: Light-hearted and hug filled. But, with some dark moment (seriously... the end of the game caused literal tears).
C'mon and start your hugventure - you won't regret it.… Expand
Feb 8, 2016An hour into this game, I'm left wondering: why does this game have a metacritic score of 80? Are critics so caught up in mindless pretensionAn hour into this game, I'm left wondering: why does this game have a metacritic score of 80? Are critics so caught up in mindless pretension that they are unable to recognize that this game is garbage?
I spent an hour wandering around and solved a few puzzles, but frankly, there has been absolutely nothing whatsoever to love about this game. There's a few things you can pick up, some unclear puzzles, and frankly a lot of "well, what are you supposed to do next?"
I'm not bonding with the characters, and I feel like I've hardly made any progress in the game. What's the point of this? Why did critics call this charming?
The art is intentionally ugly and I'm just confused over what is supposed to be so great about this game. I get that there's an aesthetic to it - the ugly cute - but frankly, I'm just not seeing anything heartwarming here as the reviews promised. Just a bland point-and-click adventure game.… Expand