‘Finding Paradise’ Fixes A Big Problem With ‘A Bird Story’


There’s a moment in Finding Paradise, the latest game in the To the Moon series by Freebird Games, where a young boy named Colin tells a girl named Faye about the time he saved a bird. He sets it up like it’s a life-changing moment, but really, it’s rather boring.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/ne4vjg/finding-paradise-bird-story


I liked To the Moon a lot when it first came out, though I’m 90% sure it would not hold up. I really disliked A Bird Story, hated it even, but I wouldn’t say it was the lack of interactivity that was the problem. To the Moon arguably was very similar in this regard. Rather, it was the fact that the story was dull and predictable.

I’ll probably give Finding Paradise a chance anyway. Hopefully the writing has matured.