History VideoGame / ToTheMoon

25th Mar '17 6:55:25 PM Thecommander236
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*** It's implied that Neil has seen so many morbid and depressing stories that he's developed the same love of DarkComedy that a lot of doctors, policeman, and other people who see traumatic scenes develop. [[spoiler:Given that he seems to be ill or even dying, his morbid demeanor and apathy may be a coping mechanism.]]
25th Mar '17 6:48:01 PM Thecommander236
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* InsaneTrollLogic: The art teacher in Johnny's childhood.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: The art teacher in Johnny's childhood.childhood though he might be joking...
23rd Mar '17 2:05:11 PM morenohijazo
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** During John and River's [[spoiler:real]] first meeting, River's first line is [[spoiler:"You're in my spot". Considering River's condition, it may be a reference to a CatchPhrase from [[Series/TheBigBangTheory a character from a TV show that's commonly thought of having the same condition as River.]]

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** During John and River's [[spoiler:real]] first meeting, River's first line is [[spoiler:"You're in my spot". Considering River's condition, it may be a reference to a CatchPhrase from [[Series/TheBigBangTheory a character from a TV show that's commonly thought of having the same condition as River.]]]]]]



* TheStinger: One with unpleasant implications, and a SequelHook. If you look carefully at Watts's sprite after the flash, [[spoiler:he's holding the bottle of painkillers, implying that he may be hiding a debilitating illness.]]



* TheStinger: One with unpleasant implications, and a SequelHook. If you look carefully at Watts's sprite after the flash, [[spoiler:he's holding the bottle of painkillers, implying that he may be hiding a debilitating illness.]]
23rd Mar '17 1:56:51 PM morenohijazo
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** During John and River's [[spoiler:real]] first meeting, River's first line is [[spoiler:"You're in my spot". Considering River's condition, it may be a reference to a CatchPhrase from [[Series/TheBigBangTheory a character from a TV show that's commonly thought of having the same condition as River.]]
21st Mar '17 6:03:16 PM Wuz
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'''To The Moon''' is an AdventureGame[=/=]VisualNovel designed by Canadian Chinese Kan Gao (of ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}'' fame) and developed by [[http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/ Freebird Games.]] The OST, also by Gao, features [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies Laura Shigihara]].

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'''To The Moon''' is an AdventureGame[=/=]VisualNovel designed by Canadian Chinese Kan Gao (of ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}'' fame) and developed by [[http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/ Freebird Games.]] The OST, also by Gao, features [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies Laura Shigihara]].
7th Mar '17 11:38:15 PM Little_BIG_Head
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* BittersweetEnding: In the end, [[spoiler:Johnny's memories are altered; he lives a full life with his brother still alive in his new memories, and he gets to fulfill his dream and promise. But he never actually did any of that, never truly remembered why he wanted to go to the moon, and his wife died knowing he never did. Also TheStinger shows Neil, clearly in some sort of pain, quickly taking some painkillers, giving dark implications to his own health...]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In the end, [[spoiler:Johnny's memories are altered; he lives a full life with his brother still alive in his new memories, and he gets to fulfill his dream and promise. But he never actually did any of that, never truly remembered why he wanted to go to the moon, and his wife died knowing he never did. Also TheStinger shows Neil, clearly in some sort of pain, quickly taking some painkillers, giving dark implications to his own health...]]
4th Mar '17 6:03:12 AM Wuz
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'''To The Moon''' is an AdventureGame[=/=]VisualNovel designed by Kan Gao (of ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}'' fame) and developed by [[http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/ Freebird Games.]] The OST, also by Gao, features [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies Laura Shigihara]].

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'''To The Moon''' is an AdventureGame[=/=]VisualNovel designed by Canadian Chinese Kan Gao (of ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}'' fame) and developed by [[http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/ Freebird Games.]] The OST, also by Gao, features [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies Laura Shigihara]].
22nd Feb '17 1:57:36 PM Ninja857142
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* AnAesop: [[spoiler:Most of what man aspires to achieve is done solely as means to reach another goal entirely. One should be careful to not sacrifice the end for the sake of means. Case in point, the very reason Johnny thought he wanted to go to the Moon was his metaphorical promise to River, and, without the memory of her, literally going to the Moon was meaningless. Johnny's true aspiration was his devotion to River, not to become an astronaut, so when his memories were rewritten, his true end was actually sacrificed for the sake of means. Fortunately, Johnny's subconscious desire results in River coming back in his rewritten memories anyways, and the last thing he remembers is them together.]]

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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[[spoiler:Most of what man aspires to achieve is done solely as means to reach another goal entirely. One should be careful to not sacrifice the end for the sake of means. Case in point, the very reason Johnny thought he wanted to go to the Moon was his metaphorical promise to River, and, without the memory of her, literally going to the Moon was meaningless. Johnny's true aspiration was his devotion to River, not to become an astronaut, so when his memories were rewritten, his true end was actually sacrificed for the sake of means. Fortunately, Johnny's subconscious desire results in River coming back in his rewritten memories anyways, and the last thing he remembers is them together.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:even if events happened long ago and were forgotten or followed by tragedy, it doesn't mean that those moments are meaningless or that they can't be appreciated. Although Johnny didn't remember his first meeting with River, it still resulted in their love and life together. Additionally, when Eva rewrites his memories to exclude River from his early life, Johnny still subconsciously wills her back, because he really cares for her more than the Moon.
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* ArtisticLicensePharmacology: Some [[spoiler:beta-blockers, especially propanolol]], are indeed used to treat [[spoiler:post-traumatic stress disorder]] (although the treatment is still considered experimental), but they usually do not induce [[spoiler:amnesia]] (what they do is more in the line of [[spoiler:allowing someone to relive a traumatic memory without experiencing the trauma]]).
** That said, memory-loss is a rare but possible side-effect by beta-blockers, however it's still a stretch that they were used in a deliberate and controlled way to cause the effect as the game implies.

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* ArtisticLicensePharmacology: Some [[spoiler:beta-blockers, especially propanolol]], are indeed used to treat [[spoiler:post-traumatic stress disorder]] (although the treatment is still considered experimental), but they usually do not induce [[spoiler:amnesia]] (what they do is more in the line of [[spoiler:allowing someone to relive a traumatic memory without experiencing the trauma]]).
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trauma]]). That said, memory-loss is a rare but possible side-effect by beta-blockers, however of beta-blockers; however, it's still a stretch that they were used in a deliberate and controlled way to cause the effect as the game implies.
22nd Feb '17 1:38:04 PM Ninja857142
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* HighschoolSweethearts: Johnny and River, in the game's reality. Subverted when [[spoiler:Eva forcibly removes River from Johnny's high school memories, only for her to return in his young adulthood.]]

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* HighschoolSweethearts: Johnny and River, in the game's reality. Subverted when [[spoiler:Eva forcibly removes River from Johnny's high school memories, only for her to return in his young adulthood.]]
21st Feb '17 2:22:48 PM Ninja857142
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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Most of what man aspires to achieve is done solely as means to reach another goal entirely. One should be careful to not sacrifice the end for the sake of means. Ironically, the very reason Johnny thought he wanted to go to the Moon was his metaphorical promise to River, and, without the memory of her, literally going to the Moon was meaningless. Johnny's true aspiration was his devotion to River, not to become an astronaut, so his true end was actually sacrificed for the sake of means. However, Johnny's subconscious desire results in River coming back in his rewritten memories anyways, and the last thing he remembers is them together.]]

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Most [[spoiler:Most of what man aspires to achieve is done solely as means to reach another goal entirely. One should be careful to not sacrifice the end for the sake of means. Ironically, Case in point, the very reason Johnny thought he wanted to go to the Moon was his metaphorical promise to River, and, without the memory of her, literally going to the Moon was meaningless. Johnny's true aspiration was his devotion to River, not to become an astronaut, so when his memories were rewritten, his true end was actually sacrificed for the sake of means. However, Fortunately, Johnny's subconscious desire results in River coming back in his rewritten memories anyways, and the last thing he remembers is them together.]]
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