Capsule Review: To the Moon

An interactive story wrapped in the style and presentation of a SNES RPG. For folks with the right nostalgia, this is a very effective format and I personally would love to see more like it. The premise is compelling - you play as a pair of technicians who can rewrite the memories of the dying to grant them their life’s wish. The characterization and aesthetic are quite strong and the writing treats the player with a lot of respect. The central mystery is answered fairly explicitly, but there are a lot of related questions and hints that do fit together and make sense but which the player is left to connect on their own.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game. It’s quite linear so I felt no need to replay it, but the characters and story very much stuck with me.

Docprof's Rating:

Five Stars: Favorite. This is one of my all-time favorite games that made a significant impact on me or that I've returned to time and again.

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