More Reviews
REVIEWS Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapph Review
In some way, Pokémon and the relationships they form with their trainers wind up teaching the player something completely different than what you might suspect.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review
Batman and friends team up for another Lego adventure.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Silence: The Whispered World II Preview
With its absolutely gorgeous sequel, Daedalic aims to create a mid-range difficulty adventure title that will expand the genre to a larger audiences.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Release date: Out Now

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
Release date: 12/02/14

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: 12/16/14

Kalimba
Release date: 12/17/14


LATEST FEATURES Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals Buyer's Guide
Looking to score the most bang for your buck the day after Thanksgiving? Well look no further! Our Black Friday guide is just the tool you need.

With Two Paths to Walk This Fall, I Recommend Assassins Play AC Unity Over AC Rogue
For fans of this series, it'll be a decision based on hardware. For enthusiasts, returning to the brand's roots will prove enticing.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Wish List for Fallout 4
By oblivion437
Posted on 11/24/14
So I promised that list and here it is.  It's late and it's not as thorough as I'd hoped.  I also wish I had images handy to illustrate every point where helpful.  So, in no particular order - a subjective set of desired features for Fallout 4: Things to...

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5: Outatime Review

Eduardo_Reboucas By:
Eduardo_Reboucas
06/23/11
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Adventure 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Telltale Games 
DEVELOPER Telltale Games 
RELEASE DATE  
T What do these ratings mean?

Where we're going, we don't need roads... but definitely more Back to the Future!


There I was, thinking that I've seen some of the best Telltale had to offer with the first four episodes of Back to the Future, but that changed after I played through Outatime, the closer to this incredible continuation of my favorite film trilogy. Episode Five is the best episode this season and for good reason—it manages to close up all the crazy loops set by the story so far, all the while keeping the same great, if not even better, writing from the films.


Marty and Doc have split paths at the end of Double Visions. Brown couldn't stand the fact that Marty was meddling with his love life and left to follow his own ideas, which he's still doing at the beginning of Episode 5. We get to see different sides to these characters through the writing in this episode, sides of their personalities that were built up throughout the season. Along with the established cast—and a few new additions—Marty has to set everything right in the hopes of getting back home, to 1986, where he belongs.

Sure, he's already been to 1986 this season, but it's not his true home. The story has taken us to just about every important date in Hill Valley's history and Episode 5 is no different. Without going into much detail, it's safe to say it's astounding how far back the Tannens date in the town's development.

Unsurprisingly, Outatime plays exactly like past episodes in the season, giving you direct control over Marty and a very limited inventory system. There's not a lot of combinations or tinkering with items at any point in the game. We do get to see a couple of action scenes that make use of directional controls but nothing too far out of the Telltale norm. Back to the Future isn't a particularly difficult game, but its strength lies in the story.


Michael J. Fox's participation in Episode 5 was kept a secret up until a few weeks before release, and I'm glad to report his roles in Outatime are awesomely portrayed. It's shocking to see Fox's and A.J Locascio's performances side-by-side, showing off how damn good the casting's been for the series.

If you're anywhere near the sort of Back to the Future fan that I am, you'll be just as happy as me after playing this episode. The season closes extremely well and develops the overall Back to the Future mythos in some very interesting ways. I really hope Telltale continues to make quality fiction with this universe, 'cause Great Scott, this stuff is heavy!
A- Revolution report card
  • Amazing closer to the season
  • Crazy story as good as the movies
  • Michael J. Fox is back and plays it dead on
  • Still on the easy side...
    Reviews by other members
    No member reviews for the game.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5: Outatime
Also known as: Back to the Future The Game Episode 5: Outatime