Reviews and Problems with Back to the Future: The Game
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Back to the Future: The Game
2 June 2014
Summary: Before garnering critical acclaim and Game of the Year buzz with 'The Walking Dead,' Telltale Games was a company with the reputation of releasing modern day incarnations of such popular properties as 'Monkey Island' and 'Sam & Max.' In 2011 though, the developer tackled two big movie franchises, ' Jurassic Park ' and 'Back to the Future.
Excerpt: Although the game does tell a completely original story focused on saving Doc Brown, the five episodes that comprise Back to the Future: The Game make extensive references to the movies, even going so far as taking place in some movie locations in addition to the “expanded universe.” But where the movies regularly hit 88mph, the Game never makes it out of first gear.
Conclusion: episode downloadable release on the PlayStation Network. Instead of rehashing the storylines from the three Back to the Future movies, the developers have created an entirely new time-traveling tale that brings back the familiar cast of characters and introduces a bunch of new ones in a point & click excursion through the time stream.
Conclusion: The series wraps up nicely... or does it? This might also be the swan-song for this style of game from Telltale, and if it is they go out with aplomb and we look forward to what the future holds. More games from this franchise would still be welcome!
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Review
21 June 2011
Excerpt: 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
Excerpt: He's seen the past and traveled to a parallel timeline. He's matched wits with Tannens at every turn and even rebelled against an alternate version of his closest friend. Now Marty has to find a way to fix everything once and for all. OUTATIME is, like past episodes, a well-written and great sounding adventure. The voice cast, which adds Michael J. Fox in a surprise cameo appearance, is fantastic.
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 4: Double Visions
19 June 2011
Excerpt: Back to the Future The Game: Episode 4: Double Visions is one of my first real experiences playing through an episodic game. I've done season packs before, but I've never had to look at each episode as its own entity - which was an interesting process, especially with Back to the Future . The series started out slow, but peaked with Citizen Brown .
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 3: Citizen Brown
19 June 2011
Excerpt: Back to the Future The Game: Episode 3: Citizen Brown is a win/ lose situation for Marty and Doc. The pair have been able to brave Hill Valley 1931, restoring Marty to the timeline and helping Doc break out of jail - finally allowing him to return home and get the bank issues cleared up. But, as is always the case when it concerns time travel - one little hiccup changes everything. Citizen Brown continues the same trend set by past episodes.
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 2: Get Tannen!
19 June 2011
Excerpt: Back to the Future The Game: Episode 2: Get Tannen! is a direct continuation of Marty and Doc's adventures in Hill Valley, 1931. After getting Doc out of jail, the duo think the timeline has been restored, but just as they're ready to hit 88 MPH and go home, Marty starts disappearing, suggesting something is wrong with the timeline. As with the previous game, Get Tannen! manages to hit all the right bits of nostalgia without going too campy.