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  • Summary: Thimbleweed Park is a 2D point & click adventure game that cuts to the core of what made the classic games so special, and done by the actual people who spawned the genre. Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, the town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant businessThimbleweed Park is a 2D point & click adventure game that cuts to the core of what made the classic games so special, and done by the actual people who spawned the genre. Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, the town of Thimbleweed Park once boasted an opulent hotel, a vibrant business district and the state’s largest pillow factory, but now it teeters on the edge of oblivion and continues to exist for no real reason. It’s a town that makes you itch and your skin crawl. It’s a place no one ever looks for, but everyone seems to find. Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up detectives investigating a dead body found in the river just outside of town. It’s a game where you switch between five playable characters while uncovering the dark, satirical and bizarre world of Thimbleweed Park. Expand

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 30, 2017
    100
    Thimbleweed Park is so much more than a nostalgic throwback. It's a distillation of everything that makes point-and-click adventures great, and a modern perfection of a classical type of game design. It's an absolute must if you are or ever were a fan of the genre. While it may be a bit too niche to bring in new fans, I'd still say it's worth a recommendation to even the most puzzle-adverse among us.
  2. Apr 12, 2017
    95
    I was smiling constantly while playing, and even afterwards while writing this review, I already know it’s going to leave me with some great gaming memories, just as their other title did 30 years ago. Thimbleweed Park is full of personality, not just from its characters, but its setting, writing, and everything else that encompasses the experience. It’s clear that this was a labor of love, and there was no two better people to be at the helm of bringing back this long lost genre. “Give” your money to developers Terrible Toybox and experience one of the best point and click adventure games in decades. And as an added bonus, this is the first game in history that I'm aware of that has a setting for 'proper' rolling of the toilet paper in game. That alone is worth a purchase and speaks about its level of detail.
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    90
    Thimbleweed Park is a piece of living videogame history that draws upon nostalgia. Even in 2017, the game teaches us that graphics are not everything; it also shows us where we came from and that this formula is as good today as it was 30 years ago.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    85
    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.
  5. Apr 8, 2017
    85
    A challenging and highly satisfying old school adventure, from the people who pioneered this genre. Great characters, lots of humor, brainiac puzzles and awesome pixelated environments make this a real must have for point-and-click adventures lovers.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 29, 2017
    80
    Perfectly evokes the brilliant point-and-clicks of old, from the puzzles to the one-liners. [June 2017, p.77]
  7. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    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.

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  1. Jul 19, 2017
    10
    Hacía 30 años que no jugaba a algo igual. Desde los tiempos del primer Monkey Island se echaba en falta un -paradójico- soplo de aire frescoHacía 30 años que no jugaba a algo igual. Desde los tiempos del primer Monkey Island se echaba en falta un -paradójico- soplo de aire fresco similar y un guión tan hilarante y lleno de guiños humorísticos como los de Ron Gilbert, uno de los padres de esta obra de arte. Un homenaje a la historia de los videojuegos desde el principio hasta el final. Gracias por este regalo. Expand