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    dkirschner's To the Moon (PC)

    [September 17, 2013 10:16:36 AM]
    Fantastic old-school-RPG-style game. The emphasis is on story, so don't be prepared to go leveling up and fighting monsters, even though it's presented in that style. You play as two doctors whose job is to go back into dying peoples' memories and alter their life experiences. Our memories are for us our experiences, after all. So the dying man in this story wants to go to the moon. Starting from his elderly memories, you travel back incrementally to his childhood, via some sort of machine that puts you in his mind, to try and figure out why he wants to go to the moon in the first place. The idea is that since he wants to go to the moon, you should be able to go back and find that desire and enhance it, make him focus on it, so that in his mind, going to the moon would have been a goal and eventual life achievement.

    But you eventually find out that he doesn't *really* want to go to the moon. The moon is a metaphor in a beautiful and heartbreaking story of his relationships with his wife and his family. By finding key objects in each memory, you link memories together and go back through his mind. You find that his marriage was very complicated. There are a lot of origami rabbits you keep finding that turn out to be meaningful and you eventually figure out the connection between the rabbits and his wife.

    I read this game is going to be a trilogy (at least) featuring these two doctors and their work. To The Moon was so wonderful that I know I will be playing the future games.
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    dkirschner's To the Moon (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 13 August, 2013

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 14 August, 2013

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Amazing narrative and story-telling. I loved this 100%.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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