Excerpt: If you're a fan of adventure games, then you've no doubt heard of Telltale Games, which has been releasing high quality episodic adventures since Sam & Max: Season One in 2006. Their latest adventure series is Back to the Future: The Game , which puts you in the shoes of Marty McFly as he tries to save Doc Brown from various time-traveling mishaps.
Excerpt: Back to the Future: The Game - Season 1 ( BTTF ) is an episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games. The game takes place not long after the events of the third Back to the Future movie. Doc Brown has disappeared, but then the DeLorean shows up with Doc's dog Einstein inside, and pretty soon playing as Marty McFly you're traveling through time, first breaking Doc out of prison in 1931, and then correcting all of the ripples in the timeline that occur as a result.
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 4: Double Visions
Adventure Classic Gaming
10 May 2011
Excerpt: Marty McFly keeps getting lost in time! He is also doing whatever possible in his power to restore his own timeline. In the previous (third) episode, Marty returns to an alternate timeline in 1986 and finds that the town of Hill Valley has been turned into a police state—with Citizen Brown, Doc Brown's counterpart in this timeline, as the ultimate ruler. He also learns that Edna Strickland has married him and is more or less the real power behind the throne.
Summary: If there's anything to be learned from sci-fi-drenched tales of time travel, it's that fiddling around with the past and altering key historic events almost always has unintended--and potentially catastrophic--consequences. It's a hallmark of the classic Back to the Future films, and a plot mechanic that's getting a lot of clever play in Telltale's new episodic adventure gaming spin-off of the series.
Pros: Story continues to evolve in fun directions, Great characters with stellar voice work, Good pacing
Summary: Films of the '80s are notoriously responsible for spawning a deluge of supercheesy fashion fouls, hokey acting atrocities, and cringeworthy fads. To some extent, the Back to the Future movie trilogy is guilty on all charges, but if thoughts of flaming tire tracks left by a heavily pimped-out DeLorean evoke feelings of fuzzy nostalgia, then you'll find lots to love in this resurrection of the franchise.
Pros: Great visuals, Expert voice acting brings characters to life, Interesting story
Cons: Puzzles offer little challenge, Only takes a few hours to finish