Publicada: 22 Novembro
'To The Moon' is an Indie Game made in RPG Maker, and for a game make in such a program, you'd expect it to be below average. Now throw that idea out the window, because this game breaks that view. Now, 'To The Moon' is a good game, but I wouldn't call it the best but it should definitly be remembered as one of the better RPGMaker games.
So let's start with the gameplay/controls. You move around with left-clicking on the destination on where you'd want to go, so not your average WASD so it takes time to get used to. Throughout the game you have to explore different small environments for 'memento's', objects that stand out somewhat or often favourited by a character. Once you collect all 5 mementos in the area, you find the main memento and do a puzzle. The puzzle consists of white squares, often scattered on a board and you have to erase them from the board with a spawning tool and creates more squares where empty and removes squares where full.
Story-wise is what 'To The Moon' is known for. Dr Neil Watts and Dr Eva Rosalene are two doctors at 'Sigmund Corp' and are assigned with the task of creating a new memory for a dying old man. Throughout the game they are going through different sections of his live, starting from the oldest to the youngest. On their little journey through 'Johnny's' mind, they learn about the mans past and what life he lived, all the way to his childhood in which, they will then fulfill his wish. To go to the moon.
Now, 'To The Moon' is a good game, but just not good enough. The game has its moments and sneaking in humour-moments. But that aside, it's more of a story teller than it is a game. It acts like it wants you to learn about the characters, but then always has its stop-signs whenever things get interesting, which really ruined the game for me.
And the ending of this game was awfully strange. It leaves many un-answered questiosn involving the scientists, especially about Dr Watts.
Overall, I'd recommend this game to those looking for a slightly emotional story, it won't make you cry but it will leave you with a slight sense of sorrow. One last thing, the music has got to be one of the most peaceful soundtracks I've ever heard in a game, the piano music you hear is probably one of the best things you'll hear about 'To The Moon'.