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Review of Thimbleweed Park by Lizard of Oz

Stars - 10

Rating by Lizard of Oz posted on Sep 10, 2019 | edit | delete

I could have known before that it was not for me.

Allow me to point out that I do like the absurd, the quirky and whimsical, and the last adventure game I thoroughly enjoyed was Resonance.

A friend who backed Thimbleweed Park recommended it to me as one of the greatest games ever made, so I decided to check it out.

I liked the pixel arts, but the chaotic gameplay, the muddled story and the complete relatable characters led me uninstall the game after a couple of hours.

Maybe the ambition to be funny (in a teenage movie kind of way) gets in the way of telling a meaningful story, and I found the characters annoying, one-dimensional and boring.

I’m not a fan of Monkey Island and the cult around Lucas Arts games (the only one I could ever be bothered to finish was The Dig), so having dialog options about them did not add to the game for me.

What really gets me is that I could have known all this before. It was in the reviews. It was clear from the way the game was described on GOG. I decided to ignore this, because I wanted to like it. My own fault entirely. I could have read the sings.

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Time Played: 5-10 hours

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