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
Unique gem that you can't miss out onbobbyturtle27 | June 12, 2015 | See all bobbyturtle27's reviews »
I first became interested in this game because I read a large number of great reviews for it. I put it on my steam wishlist without doing much more research, and a few years later I bought it in a bundle. Before I actually started playing it, I looked at more detailed descriptions of the style of gameplay. I seriously doubted that a game with almost no choices of your own that just focuses on telling you a story would be worthwhile, but I figured that I would give it a shot anyway. I am so glad that I did. In the beginning, I thought that a story would be better told in a book or movie format, but by the time I finished, I realized that there was no other way this story could have been told. If you love a good story that will move you to tears on many occasions within a short 5 hour ride, BUY THIS GAME, INSTALL IT, PLAY IT, AND DON'T LOOK BACK!
You're gonna need a helmet buddyMeistrikt | June 2, 2015 | See all Meistrikt's reviews »
The reason videogames are as successful as they are in my opinion, is interaction. Saw that movie where they saved a lot of people from a collapsing building? How about actually YOU saving those people? It's much easier to relate to characters if you experience the same things they do, from their perspective. What I'm trying to say here, is gameplay is nothing but a tool to get you closer to the game you play. To The Moon offers very little when it comes to gameplay (namely, a few puzzles and moving around talking to NPCs), yet it still sucks you in the moment you start playing, as it's set is not too far from our reality. The believable characters and amazing story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, I haven't experienced anything like it ever since. Something this immersive can only exist in videogames. Definitely not something for every player out there, but when you think you've matured enough to enjoy a good drama or two, come back and pick this up. Oh and there are two mini episodes, (or "minisodes" for short ) available, free of charge. Both worth checking out, as they do indeed, raise interesting questions...
Get ready to cry.SNAPLOAD111 | June 1, 2015 | See all SNAPLOAD111's reviews »
This game is perfect in all of the aspects I can think of. It's story is truly amazing and it carries you away until the last minute of the game - I finished it in 2 runs (In the first one, after something like half a game I had to leave) but if I could I would finish it in 1 run. The music is brilliant and it gives you the perfect game atmosphere (play with headphones, you will not regret it!). The gameplay is simple yet very fun and the story goes on very smoothly getting deeper and deeper in as you play. In order to progress in the game you need to collect mementos to build up some memories. Even though it's a 4-5 hours game, it's worth the full price, no doubt about it. If you can, just get it, it's too good to miss. I give "To The Moon" a score of 100. Perfect.
Worth every minutesamtahbou | May 12, 2015 | See all samtahbou's reviews »
Very simple graphics and a much used plot device may not seem like great selling points, but this game transcends them beautifully. The plot is well written, and the story is emotionally engaging. The sound track compliments the story perfectly, and the writers did an excellent job there. This game is one of the most memorable of it's genre. And leaves you feeling torn between sadness over the story, and satisfaction from finishing this game. The game is child friendly.
Why I want to cry so often?Sealmancer | March 21, 2015 | See all Sealmancer's reviews »
Story is short, sometimes messed up, and really funny (if you get some of the jokes). I felt like I was one of them. It was touching, sad, complicated. Such a "simple" game, but so many emotions. I don't know if any other game will be so close to my heart than this little, sweet masterpiece. I learned so many things from this, and finally I started to act, like every day could be my last day. Even if I cried (a lot) I understood, that happiness can be next to me, no matter what other people think. If you like a kind of drama games, or games with great story To the Moon is for you. Better love story than twilight ;)