The game plays like an adventure game but also manages to squeeze in The Sims-styled gameplay (you still have to eat, take care of business in the bathroom and take showers). Sure you’ll have the same nonsensical conversations (complete with symbols) but unlike the original the game tosses in some actual text dialogue that’s actually both funny and nicely written.
You start the game by creating your character and then watch as said character drives down the dusty road that leads into town. Suddenly a flash of light catches your eye and swerves up into the sky. Is it a UFO? Is it some strange government test plane? As you ponder these things your car hits something sharp and your wheel pops and suddenly your car starts smoking. Luckily you’re close to a garage and an eccentric mechanic named Oscar starts working on your car. You’re stranded in Strangetown, a place where the supernatural and the otherworldly go hand-in-hand and the people are as strange as the town’s name.