To the Moon

Good
  • Unique story premise – Great music and art
Bad
  • Slow pacing drags the game out
9

To the Moon is an adventure game released in 2011 by Freebird Games who have developed a number of games in this niche (To the Moon being one of the most well received). Made with RPG Maker XP the game spans half a dozen hours.

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To the Moon uses a unique story premise that revolves around a technology that can create artificial memories, developed by Sigmund Corp. This technology assists people on their death bed to complete their final wish. In the case of this story players will be following the adventures of Dr. Rosalene and Watts as they help Johnny travel to the moon through his memories.

In order to do this you’ll travel into his memories and attempt to create new artificial ones to make him believe that he did in fact visit the moon in his lifetime. Unfortunately though Johnny’s mind is less then co-operative requiring more digging than originally planned.

Gameplay is comparable to other 2D role playing games and features 16-bit graphics. Focusing on exploration and story the game is absent of other features such as battle mechanics but this absence doesn’t diminish the experience which more than makes up for this shortcomings through the puzzle and story telling components.

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This story telling flows from one memory to another while collecting objects and energy which allows you to go deeper and deeper into more distant memories, eventually making your way to Johnny’s childhood.

The premise of To the Moon is no doubt one of the most unique offerings you’ll find and is an experience that fans of the adventure genre would not want to miss.

Summary:

  • Complete Johnny’s dying wish by creating new memories.
  • Explore old memories as you go deeper into Johnny’s past.
  • No combat mechanics allow you to focus on the story.
  • A strong soundtrack to support your experience.
  • Approximately 5hrs of gameplay for PC and Mac.

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Review Platform: PC

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author.Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular.Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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