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In 2011, Freebird Games’ To the Moon told us a touching story about a pair of doctors who could allow people who are dying to relive their lives, perhaps in another way. This year, Finding Paradise will continue the story with a second episode on December 14, 2017. 

I really enjoyed "To The Moon" when I played it over a year ago. It was short, simple and sweet. Cant wait to play this :)




    

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I know this is an unpopular opinion but I didn‘ like To The Moon.



okr said:
I know this is an unpopular opinion but I didn‘ like To The Moon.

 

Was it the story/presentation or the gameplay/design?



    

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It sounds interesting, I will pick it up at some point.
Hopefully I will get around to playing it too.



Great, I loved To The Moon.



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Was a neat game to watch the playthrough of (Thanks Markplier !)



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BasilZero said:
okr said:
I know this is an unpopular opinion but I didn‘ like To The Moon.

Was it the story/presentation or the gameplay/design?

TTM fans love this - sorry - ugly RGG Maker visual novel (falsely labeled as adventure game) for its "beautiful story" (surely not for it‘s beautiful graphics), but unfortunately I didn’t like the story at all. I wanted to like it but found it unnerving and overly sentimental. Plus, the fact that such a "deep" and grave story was fed to me in an ugly package with clunky controls made me almost despise the game for its laziness in development. If some Russian guys with hormonal overproduction can create something like this http://store.steampowered.com/app/331470/Everlasting_Summer/ or some romantic Chinese guys something like this http://store.steampowered.com/app/307050/Shan_Gui/ and put it on Steam for free or 0.99€ respectively, I can at least expect more dedication by other delevopers who create indie VN games. First rule for indie VN development should be imo: Don‘t use RPG maker. I think I can only stand RPG Maker games if they‘re light-hearted or don‘t take themselves too seriously.

I‘m aware though that I‘m in the minority with this opinion, the game sold 1.3 million copies acc. to Steamspy and most owners and reviewers loved it.

I like two aspects of the game though: The neat piano OST (bought it on https://freebirdgames.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-moon-ost ) and the fact that it only has one Steam achievement.



okr said:

TTM fans love this - sorry - ugly RGG Maker visual novel (falsely labeled as adventure game) for its "beautiful story" (surely not for it‘s beautiful graphics), but unfortunately I didn’t like the story at all. I wanted to like it but found it unnerving and overly sentimental. Plus, the fact that such a "deep" and grave story was fed to me in an ugly package with clunky controls made me almost despise the game for its laziness in development. If some Russian guys with hormonal overproduction can create something like this http://store.steampowered.com/app/331470/Everlasting_Summer/ or some romantic Chinese guys something like this http://store.steampowered.com/app/307050/Shan_Gui/ and put it on Steam for free or 0.99€ respectively, I can at least expect more dedication by other delevopers who create indie VN games. First rule for indie VN development should be imo: Don‘t use RPG maker. I think I can only stand RPG Maker games if they‘re light-hearted or don‘t take themselves too seriously.

I‘m aware though that I‘m in the minority with this opinion, the game sold 1.3 million copies acc. to Steamspy and most owners and reviewers loved it.

I like two aspects of the game though: The neat piano OST (bought it on https://freebirdgames.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-moon-ost ) and the fact that it only has one Steam achievement.

 

Understandable points.

 

I'm not a fan of the RPG maker design either. I'm a sucker for stories so which is why I liked it lol. It was pretty original compared to what I'm used to.

Anyways, I got the game via a Humble bundle xD. I have yet to buy a Indie game standalone, all the indie games I have are all from a bundle of some sort.

 

Also I'm glad you mentioned two of those steam VNs in your post.

 

Everlasting Summer I need to try out still, forgot to try it out lol.

 

As for Shan Gui, I really enjoyed it, played it few months ago and was surprised such a quality like F2P VN existed O.o.


Then again...the "best" VN I played so far is also F2P: http://store.steampowered.com/app/421670/CUPID__A_free_to_play_Visual_Novel/

 

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To The Moon was great, fantastic story, if unethical and unnerving imo xD.

I thought there was already some sort of "sequel" that people didn't like.



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Looking forward for the sequel. I enjoyed the first part a lot. I still listen periodically the OST.