There is a new video game called Thimbleweed Park, available for the PC, that looks like it stepped right out of the 90s. However, this game intends to have an old-school look and feel to it. This point-and-click adventure that leads two detectives into a very bizarre town. The two main detectives, Antonio and Angela, are the main characters of the game.
One reason that this video game excels is because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. A game involving detectives tracking a murderer should definitely have a serious tone. However, Thimbleweed Park keeps a balance of seriousness and humor that serves as a reminder that this is all just a game. Taking a cue from the popular DOS adventure games of the 90s, there are plenty of fun locations to explore.
Balancing a mixture between adventure and puzzle solving isn’t always easy in video games. Thimbleweed Park is able to strike a great balance between multiple game genres. The dialogue and voice work balances between adding to the story and injecting just the right amount of humor to keep things relatively light.
Certain point-and-click games of days gone by used to feel quite restrictive. Making matters worse, users would often have to complete such specific tasks in these games, it would take the fun out of the whole game. However, Thimbleweed Park allows the player an amount of freedom that is rarely seen in these types of games.
Don’t expect Thimbleweed Park to be a walk in the park. This game is one that can require deep thinking and plenty of trial and error. If you have grown up playing those old-school DOS games of the past, you will warm right up to the experience that Thimbleweed Park presents. Getting to solve a mystery within a town is a fun overall main story. The characters really add to the experience and the atmosphere throughout this game is superb. In addition, gamers who enjoy a little bit of difficulty will love the constant challenge that Thimbleweed Park offers.