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.
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.
Excerpt: I’m not sure when Back to the Future gained such a cult following. The movies were a hit when they came out in the 80s, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started hearing people talking about them all the time.
Excerpt: Back to the Future was a distinct movie trilogy, one with action, comedy, an interesting concept and an uncanny ability to poke fun at itself while still being serious enough to build a cult following.
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 &...
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: 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...
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.
Excerpt: Back to the Future: The Game ’s last episode ‘ Citizen Brown ‘ left a sour taste in our mouths. What looked like a turn towards more gameplay and less exposition in ‘ Get Tannen ‘ had regressed to the dialogue heavy, action lite formula that helped kill the adventure game genre in the first place.
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.