Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings
Oct 20, 2013i was so excited to play this game because i love back to the future movie a lot one of my favorites but this game wasn't that good ii was so excited to play this game because i love back to the future movie a lot one of my favorites but this game wasn't that good i played it after playing the walking dead and though that back to the future would be awesome as it is from telltale games but i was disappointed… Full Review »
May 9, 2013Probably one of the better movie based games, but that said, I'd only go as far to say "better", as its not a "great" title. The past fewProbably one of the better movie based games, but that said, I'd only go as far to say "better", as its not a "great" title. The past few weeks I worked through all the episodes and finished the game.
Its very difficult to point at pro's, or con's as its a fairly average affair. The main reason I wanted to play through the game was to see what happens- not because I loved the game, as such- but because "Back to the Future" is one of my favourite movie sets. Nostalgia.
The first thing that everyone notices are the "standard" telltale graphics. I've had enough "Sam & Max" style goons (remember there are three seasons of that series), and they kinda flow into "Tales of Monkey Island". For once I would have liked to see some form of realism. Not because I hate cartoon, but because variety is the spice of life- that, and to top it off, its from a hollywood movie. Old lucasarts games, like the Indy series aced it. Even that free flash Tim Schaffer game.
Cheese is quite frequent, as you hear the same lines from movies, and then again. Not that the voice actors were bad, they were actually brilliant. Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doc, Michael J Fox as Marty's grandpa (or was it great-grandpa?), and A.J. Locascio who performs amazingly well as Marty. It falls flat on the writing, mainly.
I encountered some bugs, one stopped the game from continuing. An old save did the trick. Other noticeable ones were when characters would miss animation sequences. Marty would talk even though his mouth wasn't moving, and at other times, you would see marty speak but not hear him. Textures would be badly stretched on characters (arms etc), gah.... Not game breaking, but I'd expect at least a little professionalism. Or a few more patches to fix these issues (review May 2013)
Telltale games continually churn out these adventure games, some are great, no doubt about it (Strongbad!), but most just seem to rely on a strong franchise which can rake in fans. Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Wallace and Gromit.
It seems Telltale usually go wrong in their graphic style choices (average at best, but always too similar, not much style, too generic), story-line (average again), and its puzzles (average at best). I haven't yet tried "The Walking Dead", but if Telltale don't get some new blood into their team, I fear that their games will be like the next Fifa game, the same average game, only in a new package.
+ Great voice cast
+ Back to the Future!
- Characters too generic
- Average everything else… Full Review »
Apr 29, 2012If you're looking for an extremely true-blue and faithful adaptation of the original 'Back to the Future' films then my advise would be toIf you're looking for an extremely true-blue and faithful adaptation of the original 'Back to the Future' films then my advise would be to look no further than these honorable episodic titles. Each installment is very reputable to the franchise but even if you've never watched the movie trilogy you should find these games to be VERY fun. They are of the point-and-click adventure genre and contain plenty of puzzles to solve and a great storyline to follow!… Full Review »