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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: The story of Marty McFly continues, as Telltale Games picks up where the films left off in Back to the Future: The Game. As with most of their adventure games, Back to the Future was first released as individual episodes, but this disc houses the entire run in one place. So you’ll be able to experience the entire adventure and well, what an adventure it is.
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!
Excerpt: Once again we find ourselves in the shoes of Marty McFly and the troubles of time travel. For starters, his girlfriend Jennifer is acting like a ‘non-conformist’ and Hill Valley has become a gated community led by a mysterious Citizen Brown. But will this episode hover at the height of the previous one or is it grounded?
Excerpt: Telltale games have been busy. In addition to the Back to the Future episodes, they’ve also been working on several TV and comic projects. Perhaps this explains why It’s About Time was a little by the books (incidentally if you were on the fence after our review then Telltale are offering it for free for a limited time ). Does episode two manage to reach 88 miles per hour or is it in need of a new flux capacitor ?
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 .