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  • Summary: Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon.
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  1. NF Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    95
    Maniac Mansion came first, and Monkey Island is more famous, but Thimbleweed Park is the finest, most thoughtful Ron Gilbert game yet. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 22]
  2. Sep 28, 2017
    90
    By all accounts, Thimbleweed Park on the Switch looks and plays very much like its PC counterpart that I played several months ago. Just as was the case then, this is a must-have for point and click adventure gamers who either don’t have it on PC or prefer to play on Switch.
  3. Sep 30, 2017
    90
    Apart from the PC version, which still wins thanks to mouse and keyboard controls, this is the best way to experience the ironic masterpiece called Thimbleweed Park. Don't let the old school vibe turn you off: thanks to the Casual mode, this is a timeless classic that should be played by anyone who was born and raised between the late '70s and the early '90s.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    Point-and-click beginners may struggle with the myriad puzzles Thimbleweed Park lays across its curiosity-piquing plot, but its developers have rightfully made it possible to get ahead even when all you see are dead ends, with the inclusion of the tips line. It means that what would have been an essential only for a very specific audience is, with no explicit fail states, easy for anyone to not just enjoy, but actually finish. And going around for a second time is still a treat, much as Monkey Island et al were, as you can clearly see all the pieces of the grander picture coming together to comprise a fascinating whole, climaxing with one of gaming’s better twists.
  5. Sep 28, 2017
    80
    Thimbleweed Park just might be too 1980s for a lot of people, but for anyone else who is willing to play through this tale, you’re in for a hell of a good time. While some of the puzzles will be painful and you’ll slap yourself for not getting them right away, that’s half the fun. A humorous story, great characters and just that good old feel make Thimbleweed Park a treasure worth checking out
  6. 80
    Thimbleweed Park is a wonderful love letter about everything that made 1980s games great. The Switch probably has the best console version due to the touch screen controls, as the physical controls can be a chore if you’re playing on the TV. With such a focus maintained on nostalgia I’m not really sure someone who likes Telltale’s adventure games are going to appreciate Thimbleweed Park. Regardless, there’s enough humor and witty writing to keep gamers of all ages entertained.
  7. Sep 21, 2017
    70
    Minor scrolling stutters aside, Thimbleweed Park plays just as well on Switch as on any other platform, with the advantage this time of being both portable where touch controls rule supreme and playable on the bigger screen like its peers. A missed opportunity lies in the lack of pointer controls to which the Joy Con would have lent themselves pretty well, but it still offers no less than the other versions. Rather more than those, in fact, making this version arguably the best one anyone could want.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    The best point and click adventure game on the switch and a return to the classic feel of the genre i love. Though i did figure out theThe best point and click adventure game on the switch and a return to the classic feel of the genre i love. Though i did figure out the ending about 2 hours in. Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    Fans of 90's games called point and click should buy this game right away. The brilliant mind of Monkey Island game, Ron Gilbert, is alsoFans of 90's games called point and click should buy this game right away. The brilliant mind of Monkey Island game, Ron Gilbert, is also that of this sensational game. Absolutely recommended. Expand
  3. May 11, 2020
    9
    Summary: Thimbleweed Park is a love letter to classic point-click adventure game lovers made from the acclaimed Ron Gilbert, the creator ofSummary: Thimbleweed Park is a love letter to classic point-click adventure game lovers made from the acclaimed Ron Gilbert, the creator of Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island saga. The game is very good: long, deep, and with tons of reference to the classics of the genre. It is way better than what you usually find on iOS game and it gives a lot of value for its price.

    Full Review.

    Thimbleweed is exactly what it looks like: a point-click adventure going full on the retro/nostalgic side of things. And it is a very good point-click adventure for all standards. Thimbleweed also does many great things on the aesthetic side, both on graphics and sounds, so even though it looks retro you actually enjoy your senses every minute you spend on Thimbleweed. This is worth noting because many retro games do not do this right, and it also a great choice from the creator since it is certainly a good arthistic style for the genre.

    However, although Thimbleweed is definiteley a great game (even more if you consider it can be played on mobile devices) one is forced to compare it with its predecessors and the masterpieces of the genre. And this is no easy task. Thimbleweed certainly stands his ground firm on many aspects when it is compared with the classics, but one must admit that Thimbleweed falls behind on story, dialogues, and characters. Since graphics adventure rely on story telling and clever puzzles instead on horse-power the device they are running on, it is not so surprising that almost 30 years after the start of genre games like Monkey Island I & II and Day of the Tentacle are still the pinnacles and the top of the their class. To put it plain and simple: although Thimbleweed is certainly very good, it will not fill your memory with unforgettable moments as those three classic games I mentioned before.
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  4. Oct 30, 2017
    7
    I love old PC point and click game. This game brought back nostalgic feeling and memories. However, it's not as good as many classic game inI love old PC point and click game. This game brought back nostalgic feeling and memories. However, it's not as good as many classic game in the genre. It's entertaining enough to keep me playing for 3-4 hours. I don't see any benefit of Pixel graphic. I would love the game much much more if the graphic is better. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2020
    6
    Humorous dialogue and endearing characters. Starts off strong as an interesting murder mystery but the overall experience is marred by anHumorous dialogue and endearing characters. Starts off strong as an interesting murder mystery but the overall experience is marred by an outlandish final act that twists into the overwrought trappings of meta hijinks. Doesn’t reach the heights of its LucasArts forebearers, but there’s enough here for genre fans to appreciate. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    6
    I had fun playing this but I was very disappointed in some aspects of the game.

    PROS: - Interface and gameplay was great. - Graphics
    I had fun playing this but I was very disappointed in some aspects of the game.

    PROS:

    - Interface and gameplay was great.
    - Graphics were great.
    - Voice acting was great.

    CONS:

    - First half of story is great, 2nd half is a huge mess that leaves a lot unexplained, it feels rushed.
    - Many red herrings in this game. You can pick up many objects that are never used, which is disappointing. There is a fetch quest that once you complete it does nothing. Many interesting details in the story and objects in the world that do nothing or are irrelevant. Many plot points left unexplained.

    I think this game needs a few extra chapters where things go off the rails a little more slowly and more loose ends are tied up.
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  7. Jun 13, 2019
    3
    The first half of the game was great. In the second half, the puzzles stopped making sense, the plot stopped making sense, and you had toThe first half of the game was great. In the second half, the puzzles stopped making sense, the plot stopped making sense, and you had to coordinate too many characters. I almost quit when I had to manually walk every character to one location for the plot to progress.

    Also, the ending was just plain bad and unsatisfying. It made every event up until that point inconsequential, making you wonder why did I even do any of this at all. Maybe you could see it as a statement on gaming as a whole, but I see it as lazy.
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