Rellow Guys, today I will mini-review a really amazing “Game” or an “Interactive Story” if you prefer. “To The Moon”.
First I must say this game has an amazing, deep,
wonderful and sad story. Well let’s begin this Review:
Graphic: I took a long time to play this game because I really underestimated this, when I saw the RPGMaker’s Graphics in pixel-graphics on the screenshots, and of course, the first thing I thought this game was a RPG, please, this is a GREAT MISTAKE. Kan Gao (the game creator), rework the engine of the RPGMaker and make it looks like a Great Adventure and have nothing of RPG on this. The graphics are the factor that could make you think twice before you play this game, but when you go in, you can feel the graphics matching so well with the plot that you will feel this “Interactive Story” is PERFECT for the propose.
Story: The plot is really amazing and have several details that will really need a double attention from you to catch and truly understand what is happening there. I will post bellow a simple plot of the game from Wikipedia, avoiding spoilers for you understand what it is about:
The premise of To The Moon is based around a technology that allows the construction of artificial permanent memories. Sigmund Corp., a company that uses this technology, offers the notion of “wish fulfillment” as a service to people on their death bed. Since these artificial memories are permanent, it sharply conflicts with the patient’s real memories soon after the person awakens, which is why it is only done on those without much time left to live.
The story follows Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts (employed by Sigmund Corp.) as they fulfill the lifelong dream of the dying Johnny Wyles. Johnny’s wish isn’t that simple: he wants to go to the moon, although he doesn’t know why. To accomplish this task, the doctors must insert themselves into an interactive compilation of his memories and traverse backwards through his life via mementos. With each leap to an important moment in his mind, they learn more about the patient and what brought him to his current position in life. Upon reaching his childhood, the doctors attempt to insert his desire to go to the moon.
But not everything goes as planned….
Gameplay: The player will control two characters Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts, both characters with great charisma and frequently alternating the control between them. The player must look for mementos inside the memories of a man called Johny and “travel” between several fragments of memory trying to understand the desire of Johny to go to the moon.
The Gameplay is really simple and fun, It will look like you are playing a RPG without battles, but with a lot of exploration.
Sound: You must listen to believe.
The Sound of everything is perfect, every music and ambient sound match perfectly with the situation of the plot’s mood.
Conclusion:To The Moon is unique and rare. If you want to engage in a beautiful story. YOU MUST PLAY. 10/10 RECOMMENDED.
And of course I’m anxious to see the sequel.
The Game is available on Steam and Humble Store.