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: 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. The combination of time-traveling cars and a rabid fanbase seemed like great justification for a series-based resurgence, so Telltale Games created Back to the Future: The Game, which originally released as an episodic series on PC.
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: 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. Was ‘ Get Tannen’ designed to ramp up the tension and bring events to a boil in this episode? Let’s find out.
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: 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?