Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure game with a retro aesthetic and a fourth-wall-breaking story.
Title: Thimbleweed Park
Where to buy: eBay
How long to beat: 8 hours
I played Thimbleweed Park twice, back-to-back, first in casual mode, and then in hardcore (normal) mode. I have to say I enjoyed my second playthrough better from a mostly gameplay perspective.
The game looked beautiful and I only noticed the music a few times appropriately, so I have to assume it was also well done; it did not get repetitive. The characters were interesting but perhaps not all nutcases as suggested. I would have liked more development of the two detectives, especially Agent Ray.
I found casual mode very hard and it took about the same time to complete as the hardcore mode. The in-game hints for the casual mode were not helpful and I had to look for solutions online. In hardcore mode, I was able to use the in-game hints. I did not need any outside help, though I did have the advantage of previously playing the game in casual mode.
The hardcore mode was much more detailed and several sections were completely different from casual mode, but it also had a better flow and the hints made more sense.
I would recommend Thimbleweed Park. It is on the hard side but the story and characters are fun. And don’t be afraid of hardcore mode.
Have you played Thimbleweed Park? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments.