When your life comes to an end, what else is your life than the accumulation of your memories? To the Moon introduces the idea of having the possibility to rewrite your life in order to be content with it during you last concious moments on this planet, but also presents you with the costs of doing so.
Besides having a filosofically interesting plot, this game features tonnes of little jokes and references that will keep the enjoyment up to scratch right from the start, all the way through the game, always knowing when it's appropriate to be funny.
This story is nicely accompanied by a lovely soundtrack that deserves to be picked up and having a listen to. Unless, of course, you have an intrinsic hate of piano music. The tracks are composed in such a way that they fit the individual scenes perfectly and add a genuine extra layer to the storytelling.
Playing this game for anything than its, frankly magnificent, storytelling capabilities would be a mistake though. Walking around feels like being in an outdated JRPG and further gameplay consists of non-imaginative puzzles that serve little purpose other than helping the player to not feel like they're watching a single cutscene.
Despite its flaws and being just a couple hours worth of an experience, I can do nothing else than recommend this wonderfully emotional piece of storytelling masterpiece, manly tears were shed. A must-play.
Posted: August 25th, 2013