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 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 ?
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 2: Get Tannen!
7 May 2011
Excerpt: Back to the Future The Game: Episode 2: Get Tannen! is a direct continuation of Marty and Doc's adventures in Hill Valley, 1931. After getting Doc out of jail, the duo think the timeline has been restored, but just as they're ready to hit 88 MPH and go home, Marty starts disappearing, suggesting something is wrong with the timeline. As with the previous game, Get Tannen! manages to hit all the right bits of nostalgia without going too campy.
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 4: Double Visions
6 May 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 .
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.
Conclusion: It's a bit of a step backward from the first game, missing some of the charm, and probably a tad too simple to challenge most gamers. You'll still find plenty of BttF charm though, and the next episode looks like it will pick things up.
Back to the Future The Game: Episode 1: It's About Time
20 March 2011
Excerpt: Movie-based games are usually tricky, but when dealing with a franchise as beloved as Back to the Future , it's imperative to get everything right. Fortunately, when the idea for Back to the Future: The Game - Episode I: It's About Time hit (which, I'm told, involved a fall from a toilet while trying to hang a clock), Telltale's name sprung to mind. The way I see it, if you're going to make a Back to the Future game, you might as well do it with some style.
Excerpt: Great Scott! A Back to the Future Game? If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for a good representation of this franchise since the original game was released for the NES back in 1989. Well, step out of your DeLoreans and put down your Flux Capacitors because developer Telltale Games has created a welcome addition for all BTTF fans alike. Let me start off by saying that this is the first of five episodic releases planned for the series.
Excerpt: Great Scott! A Back to the Future Game? If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for a good representation of this franchise since the original game was released for the NES back in 1989. Well, step out of your DeLoreans and put down your Flux Capacitors because developer Telltale Games has created a welcome addition for all BTTF fans alike.