"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
Every time I review a videogame I'm more focused in talking about gameplay that any other feature. When we play a videogame we are playing, not watching a movie o reading a book, but this time it is different. You expect a good story when you play some concrete genres like point and click adventure games or visual novels. To the Moon is just a linear adventure made with the RPG Maker that tolds one of the most beautiful stories you can find in a videogame (or other art). Gameplay is anecdotic, and you'll only need to get from point A to point B to see how the story develops and solve some puzzles to "activate mementos". I actually would have enjoyed To The Moon even more without those interactive parts. The more I write about the game the less surprise you'll have, so, go for it if you are looking for an amazing story.
I really cant think of a bad thing about this game. The story is beautiful, the music is beautiful, the visuals are beautiful. This game is all about the story and it really delivers. The premise is an interesting one and the way the story unravels is enticing. I was surprised when to find how emotionally involved this game made me. Its a rather short game, but I view it as more of an interactive movie. If you're unsure wait for a sale, then get it. It would be money well spent
One of the most beautiful game that I've ever played. To The Moon may only offer limited gameplay options, such as small puzzles and some walking and talking to a bunch of characters, but the story and music will definitely suck you in. If you like story-based games, than this is certainly a must have for you. Pros: + beautiful story + great soundtrack + nice jokes here and there + unique "time-travel" concept + great artworks Cons: - would be better if it has multiple endings :) Overall: 9.9/10
A combination of a great, touching story with an awesome music, will make this game carved into your mind. This is a great game, makes you really feel what the characters feel. The graphics are a bit old, but since the other things are good, it's hard to say "the game is bad since it's graphics are bad". This game is a "must-have" one, don't miss it! Giving a full score of 100/100 :D
I went into this game blind. Everything I knew about To the Moon was on its cover art. I was not prepared for the emotional journey it turned out to be. It's a bit of old school JRPG style with a big Gone Home vibe to it. Who knew exploring the life and experiences of a dying, old widower could be so exciting? The game itself is best played with point and click controls in my opinion. However, there is a game pad option. As I said above, this game looks like an SNES era RPG. The dialogue is excellent. Full of pop culture references; it is smoothly jumps between being hilarious and poignant. If you are into story-driven games then this is one for you. Have fun.
All reviews are moderated and may not appear on the site staight away
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete this process.