To The Moon
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"To the Moon is a game you must play. Those four hours pack a real punch, inviting you to consider just how a single event can change your destiny. For now, you should take control of your own destiny and play To the Moon. You'll be glad you did." - Gamespot.com
"The convincing banter between the two doctors, the tale of John's carer and her relationship with her children, the stories of friends and families and how they intersect along the passage of life... To the Moon takes the details of human life in its stride, and delivers them with a breezy effortlessness." - Eurogamer.net
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads.
Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.
This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is.
And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon.
A unique story-driven experience
Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story
An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains
An affecting story and some odd gameplayLorddyran | Sept. 16, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
Good music, an emotionally affecting story, and some weird gameplay choices all combine to make an odd, but enjoyable, experience. Play this game for the story and you'll come out satisfied and feeling melancholy. Play it for the gameplay and you'll probably stop shortly into the game.
The first time I came at this game, I thought of it as ... well, as a game, and I was sorely disappointed. I played for, maybe, an hour, and then decided it wasn't worth my time. It doesn't help that it takes a while to really set up the story. I kept hearing positive things, though, so eventually I ended up dragging myself back and trying again, soldiering through the intro, and then I couldn't put it down.
It's a short game, sure, but I still ignored real life to finish it in one sitting, and at the end I was both glad to be done and sad it was over. It stuck in my head for a while, and I found myself trying to convince people to play it just like they had done to me.
As a game, it's not worth playing, no ... but as an experience, it's one that I cannot help but recommend.
A beautiful taleFourclops | Sept. 1, 2014 | See all Fourclops's reviews »
I often hear that people don't like games that center more in the story than the actual gameplay, but I disagree. To The Moon is a great example of how you can have an amazing game, tell a beautiful story, and little gameplay Including some minor puzzles, To The Moon is more like a book where you can wander around before turning the page. Some people find it anoying, but I think everybody has a different taste
Old school graphics + great storytelling = a winning combinationBlockAgent | Aug. 31, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
I normally don't like these retro graphics indie games, but I bought this one based on other people saying that it had such a great story...and I am glad I did. This game is a gem. The gameplay is simple and very easy (as are the puzzles), but the story is so good, that the simplicity works. That's because the story draws you in so much that during gameplay, you just want to get to more of the story. If the gameplay was complex and time consuming, you would get annoyed at the big gaps in storytelling. This game was done right and it is obvious. I highly recommend this game to those who don't play games because they like a button mashing challenge, but because they like having great experiences.
So sad... so compelling... so memorableNova4 | Aug. 23, 2014 | See all Nova4's reviews »
This game is a unique experience among rpgs... or "RPGS"... this game is more a tale than a game... and its great! The Good: +Awesome Story. +Beautiful Pixel art. +Great characters. +Awesome... and I mean AWESOME soundtrack. +It made you feel good... by not killing random things.
The bad: -Horrible gameplay -Lineal... super lineal -Some times... so random... and this is worth mention it.
Overall is a great game, worth buying it full price! I would recommend it to everyone!
Atmospheric. A great way to spend a day inside.Nigee | Aug. 22, 2014 | See all Nigee's reviews »
This game plays out as more of an interactive story. It has bits of humor, but where it really shines is creating an emotional connection to what is going on in the game. The game plays out simple enough, do some dialogue, explore a bit, progress the story. Nothing too complicated. But as you begin to find each new piece of the puzzle, you begin to reveal more and more about the man whose memories you are exploring. This game is best played in as few sittings as you can manage. Let the story build up and pull you into it; you will not be disappointed.