So, I just finished playing To the Moon and I honestly have to say that my eyes weren’t exactly dry. The story of this game and all the feelings that surfaces throughout are just perfect. All the little pieces tying the whole story together, the little details that made so much sense at the end is just breathtaking.
This game is more of a little story that you get to follow besides a few minor options throughout the game and the fact that it goes from the end and backwards makes it truly unique.
The graphics of the game is really nice and then there is the music, oh the magnificent music. A really nice soundtrack, I must say.
The game has its quirky moments as well as really serious ones, but overall it is a good balance. The two agents that you play as as some funny things to say, and some comments made are things that many people might be able to recognize.
Story wise you get to experience an sort of alternate future when changing and editing ones memories is actually a possibility and that’s exactly what the agents in this game does, the memories of a dying man. You get to follow them, as they make their way through his life and what they ultimately have to do in the end to achieve his final wish.
They are also playing a lot on the question “What if…?” or at least I thought so. What would happen if the person just takes another path that time or that he won’t meet that girl and so on? And how such small steps can change the whole tale of a persons life.
The depressing thing about the game however, in my opinion, is the fact that in the end, nothing was truly real. I know that the game revolves around it but it is still really depressing. It was never real nor were they his own memories. They were fixed in a copy looking like his life and only the feelings and the thought of him doing it all was the only thing that the old man could really cherish in the end. Even though he knew that they were there to fix it all.
You can listen to the soundtrack and download it on this page:
Here’s a link to the game’s site.
– To the Moon
“It’s like those lights in the sky… They all look the same from here, but that doesn’t make them any less pretty.” – River