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.
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.