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.
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 is good at giving people what they want, but not expert at eliciting revelation. Many people point to LucasArts’ Sam & Max Hit The Road and Monkey Island 2 as among their pivotal videogame experiences, but few could say the same for Telltale’s Sam & Max Beyond Time And Space and Tales Of Monkey Island . Those games are largely intended for the people who loved the classics, and want more.