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Genre: Point & Click, Mystery, Adventure
Developer: Terrible Toybox
Release Date: March 30, 2017
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Start Date: February 25, 2018
Finish Date: April 23, 2018
Playing Duration: 57 days
Thimbleweed Park is a point & click murder-mystery adventure that winds up being much more than just your run-of-the-mill “who done it?” Two federal agents, Ray and Reyes are dispatched to the small, titular town to investigate the murder of a foreign businessman, but each of them has an ulterior motive for being there. Ray, the senior agent, is snarky and sarcastic with no time for rookie Agent Reyes’ overly enthusiastic attitude. She wants to get in and get out as quickly as possible, and it’s clear early on how much she hates both the town and its residents, especially the irritating and unhelpful sheriff/coroner. The rest of the town’s residents vary in their degrees of helpfulness, and as everything comes together, more than a mystery will be cracked wide open.
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What I Didn’t Finish
Title: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Series: Mario, Rabbids
System: Nintendo Switch
Date Started: May 14, 2018
Date DNF: June 26, 2018
There were definitely aspects of the game I enjoyed. I was pleasantly shocked at how well the Rabbids were incorporated into the Mario world. They always came off as a bit annoying to me (like the Minions seem to most people), but this crossover worked surprisingly well. Even the story that goes along with how it came about makes sense. I wasn’t too fond of the battle system, which isn’t a slight on its part. It’s just not for me. It’s also possible I wasn’t doing it in the most efficient way, but c’est la vie? I’m going to return the title to my coworker with thanks for lending it to me, and I think I’ll find a nice LP to watch since I am interested in where things go.