Finding Paradise, the follow-up of To the Moon is now officially available on both GOG and Steam as it released with same-day Linux support. As a reminder, you do not need to have played To the Moon to enjoy it!
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The version tested from GOG comes with both 32bit and 64bit builds, so it should work for the majority of gamers interested in playing it. For me, it worked without issues. I do wish the scrolling was a bit smoother, it does seem a little sluggish, but it's not a big issue.
About the game:
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads.
Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfil what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.
Finding Paradise is the 2nd full episode of To the Moon's series. It follows the life of the doctors' new patient, Colin, as they attempt to unravel a life that is split down the middle, and fulfil a wish that appears to be self-contradictory by nature.
The whole idea of the game is brilliant, the ability to go back through a dying persons mind and as someone who hasn't played To the Moon (I know, crazy right) I found it fascinating. The idea of talking to someone that's unconscious, being inside their mind as their life fades away, it's all obviously quite surreal.
I thought it was a really lovely thoughtful experience, I highly recommend it. I'm not usually one to get so heavily invested in these types of 2D story-heavy adventure games, but it surprised me from all angles.
"Justice is cold and damp, Eva"—"…kinda like a tuna."
It's hard to talk about such a game without spoiling things constantly, but I can say that I really enjoyed the humour. It's playful and silly like the quote above and quite childish too, but memorable. It didn't make me sob, but it did make me think about life and mortality—a lot. I was quite aware that I was just taking part in someone elses story, helping them along the way, but even so I wanted to keep going and find out more.
It actually somewhat reminded me a little of an episode of Black Mirror named "San Junipero", if you enjoy Finding Paradise and haven't yet seen any of Black Mirror, make sure you watch that episode at least.