Based on 5 critics – Overal Score: 89 / 100
GameInfo: Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have rather peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all in their head. But due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath.
This story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnnys past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny last wish is, of course to go to the moon.
|GAMElitist: “It’s a well-placed brick in the road to gaming as an art; one that allowed me to reflect on the world around me. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, the arts don’t have any value in terms of day-to-day survivability. They do, however, add value to the acting of living. Read Full Review||100/100|
|IGM: Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Such as Johnny’s impulsive wish of going to the moon, despite not being able to give reasons why. Perhaps it is dementia, or the culmination of a life lived full of regret; but Johnny’s last dying breaths are spent upon calling the people capable of delivering the impossible. To live our dreams. It sounds pretentious at best, but nothing will prepare you for the magnitude of the journey in To The Moon. Grab the nearest box of tissues Read Full Review||98/100|
|Trendy Gamers: It is not every day that a game comes out that truly evokes emotion from its players. So often today we see mindless shooter after mindless shooter released to the market and sell millions. It almost appears as if the video game market doesn’t have any room left for games that are looking to tell a deep story. To the Moon just happens to be one of these games and it does so fantastically. Read Full Review||90/100|
|Midlife Gamer: “The wonderful thing about this medium we call videogames is that the term game is constantly being stretched. We witness cinematic presentation on the same level of film, writing on the same level of plays, novels and poems. Videogames are so much more than their namesake suggests. They are interactive experiences that can imitate all other forms of media but with the key ingredient of interactivity to make it special. Freebird Games’ To the Moon is one of those games that stretches the definition.” Read Full Review||90/100|
|Splitkick: To the Moon is a genuinely personal experience, and your mileage may certainly vary. Despite my gripes about the game, when the credits rolled I loved where I had been taken. In some ways it’s refreshing to find a game that has something important to say but isn’t caught up on taking itself too seriously. That being said, To the Moon makes too big a spectacle out of distancing itself from any emotional impact. In many ways it comes off as self-doubting; the game doesn’t seem to believe in itself enough to switch off the laugh track more often. Read Full Review||70/100|
Publisher: Freebird Games
Developer: Freebird Games