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The game that brought tears to my eyes

blinx503 | Feb. 8, 2014 | Review of To The Moon Cap

To the moon has a very interesting way of play. It seems to try to be a point and click adventure, and in many ways it is, but the majority of the game can be played with the keyboard. That being said, To The Moon doesn't really play like a video game. More along the lines of an interactive story. Personally, this is fine, but if you were looking for a challenging puzzle game or old styled point'n'click, look elsewhere.

Now for the main meat of the game: the story. TTM has an amazing story, and the deliverance of that story could hardly be done better. Because you control where the people go, the pacing feels just right. Too often in movies, and even sometimes in game cutscenes, the characters don't like they explore their surroundings enough. You just sit there in your chair looking at the detailed background that's being ignored. Not here though. If you see something off to the side, and think it's an interesting find, you can go check it out. Along with the pacing being under your control, the story is told out-of-timeline. Without spoiling anything, the timeline starts out going backwards, then in the later parts of the game, it jumps around. The way this is done works with the story so ingenuously. This is because it uses these elements to throw you on an emotional roller coaster. At first it's depressing, then it starts getting more depressing, then it get angering, then it gets happy, then it gets frightening, and so on and so forth. By the end of the game though, I had tears streaming down my face as I was left in a state of emotional confusion. This game created what is now known as "Manly Tears", which are tears based off of purely emotions.

Overall, I can't say this game is amazing or great, or even enjoyable. But, I can say that this experience was something I wish I could have 10 times over. So definitely go and experience this story.