So I finally started playing Hard Mode of Thimbleweed Park (feat. Ransome Unbeeped)!
In this thread I will post some of my thoughts as I go along, including things that I didn’t encounter in Casual Mode / during my first playthrough. I won’t have things to say about every part of the game, so this is less of a commentary and more of a collection of ideas and thoughts.
I’ll also refrain from using the HintTron 3000, and I’ll instead rely on you guys to give me hints when I get stuck. Cryptic hints, please, to make it more fun
Current game progress: I’ve completed the flashbacks with Ransome and Delores. For Ransome, the only extra thing present in Hard Mode is the puzzle with the safe. Meanwhile, for Delores, in Casual Mode she knew all the answers to the test questions (if they were even part of the application at all), the printer had ink, and the empty envelope was stamped.
In both modes, you can pick up Chuck’s letter again after you’ve given it to him (and he makes a comment if you give it back again) - but only in Hard Mode do you actually need the letter after, and you can read its contents. While I was playing the game in Casual Mode I wondered if the plot would be majorly affected if Delores decided to pick up the letter again, and Chuck therefore never got to read it.
…and now I’m stuck There’s a tree blocking the entrance to the sewer, and I can’t remember how I got rid of that obstacle last time. Hint plz!