More Reviews
REVIEWS BOXBOY! Review
What does the box say? Nothing. And it's gloriously addictive.

Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out Review
The secret lives of ordinary American teenagers packs an emotional wallop in the latest installment of Life is Strange.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: Out Now

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Release date: 04/07/15


LATEST FEATURES A Guide to Choosing Your Class in Pillars of Eternity
Prepare for an epic journey as the class best for you.

Buy, Try, Die: April 2015 Releases
It's really all about Mortal Kombat X this month. So will you buy it, try it, or should it die?!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
Re-Masters - Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility?
By shandog137
Posted on 03/30/15
I am a PS3 owner and someday hope to be a PS4 owner, yet I am not at all dissatisfied with my choice to delay purchase, solely based on the current PS4 library. When I transitioned from a Playstation 1 to a Playstation 2, I was pleasantly surprised that I could for the most part rid myself of my PS1...

Back to the Future: The Game Preview

Josh_Laddin By:
Josh_Laddin
10/05/11
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Adventure 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Telltale Games 
DEVELOPER Telltale Games 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
T Contains Drug and Alcohol Reference, Language, Mild Blood, Mild Violence, Sexual Themes

What do these ratings mean?

Doc, you disintegrated Einstein! No, for real this time!


It’s late at night in the empty parking lot of a suburban shopping mall. Empty, that is, except for a van, a DeLorean, an eccentric white-haired scientist, and a perplexed teenager with a video camera in his hands. Oh, and furry little Einstein, of course.

This iconic scene from everyone’s favorite time-traveling 80’s adventure is exactly how Back to the Future: The Game begins as well, and it's sure to be a welcome throwback for any fan. But you’ll quickly notice that the scene diverges from our fond memories: The DeLorean doesn’t reappear a minute after Doc sends it on its maiden voyage.



At this point the player takes control of Marty McFly, who immediately has a spirited conversation with Doc about what the hell’s going on. In tried-and-true Telltale point-and-click fashion, you advance the conversation through several dialogue branches. Being an actual scene from the movie, you can pick the options that Marty originally said for nostalgia’s sake… or you can rewrite history a bit and go for some different dialogue.
 
Rest assured, despite clearly diverging from the film, as you play, you’ll understand why this opening scene to Back to the Future: The Game doesn’t mess with our beloved canon (I’ll leave the spoilers out). But it sets an exciting, authentic tone for the five episodes that are now collected on one Wii disc.
 
If you’ve played Telltale’s previous Wii ports of their episodic games like Sam and Max, then you know exactly what to expect: the same PC point-and-click gameplay and puzzle solving, using the Wii-mote instead of a mouse, all at a bargain price. Back to the Future: The Game on Wii will only set you back a mere 20 bucks, even less than what it costs on Steam. And we’ve already reviewed the PC episodes very favorably, if you hadn’t noticed.



It’s great for any BTTF fan to see the series revived again—it has the same feel as the movies, along with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role and A. J. LoCascio doing an uncanny Michael J. Fox impersonation. In fact, several of the developers (and Lloyd too, for that matter) were incredulous upon hearing the dialogue that they were able to cast Michael, until they were informed that it was, in fact, a different voice actor!
 
Back to the Future: The Game will get its retail release on October 25. Now make like a tree and get outta here.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Back to the Future: The Game


More On GameRevolution