Best Month Ever! Review

Introduction

Buckle up for the Best Month Ever!, a point-and-click road trip narrative adventure set during America’s crazy 1960s.  Take part in a roller coaster of emotions with Louise, a mother embarking on a road trip of a lifetime through the late 1960s USA, trying to show her son Mitch how to navigate the often cruel modern world.  Your choices matter!

Review

In this simple storytelling narrative, Louise, a mother that takes her son Mitch on a journey of discovery, honesty and realisation.  In search of a new place to call home, Louise and Mitch must endure the often cruel nature of the outside world and the choices you make, reflect on what kind of man Mitch will become, and what ending you get.

I didn’t really know what to make of this game at first, but as I played, I was humbled by the love of a mother who just wanted the best for her son. 

There are 12 chapters, each being fairly short.  Simple controls, and each area is quite limited, so not a lot of exploration – though I felt that was a part of the storytelling, as the game wants to keep you focused on the story and as each situation happens pretty fast, there’s not much time to deviate.

A very emotive experience, where supplies and money are almost non-existent; the phrase ‘what a mother would do for her son’ comes to mind with choices Louise must make.  Whether they are right, risky, or wrong decisions – the game shows us that in desperate times, the things we do, and the choices we make,  really do reflect on those around us, for better or worse.

Not a very long game, took me about 3 hours to complete the story, with only a handful of trophies left.  There is chapter select, and you can redo any chapter you like without having to restart the whole game.

There were a couple glitches where I had to restart the game as I couldn’t select a dialogue option, I became stuck.  The game saved my progress, so thankfully nothing was lost.

Some areas of the game seemed a little unfinished; where characters would walk over something that wasn’t there, and they became blurry when they were moving, which impacted on my experience somewhat, but not a great deal.

The music felt appropriate, as it had a strong 60’s feel; there wasn’t music all the time, it depended on the scene.

Interesting characters with a deep and emotional story that will make you reflect on your life choices.

Rating

Rating: 6 out of 10.

Pros:

  • Emotional storytelling
  • Complex characters

Cons:

  • Blurriness of characters when moving
  • Seemed unfinished at times
  • Glitches that resulted in game restart

Summary

Overall, a very emotional, but enjoyable story with different endings, depending on the choices made throughout the game.

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Game & Developer Information

Developer Website: Warsaw Film School
Publisher Website: Klabater
Publisher Socials: Twitter
PSN Store Links: £15.99/€19.99 Europe / $19.99 North America
Trophy Information: 26. 40-platinum 1 / Gold 8 / Silver 5 / Bronze 12

Images – https://www.igdb.com/

Best Month Ever! – Launch Trailer

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