Back to the Future: The Game
PlayStation 3Back To The Future: The Game may have its flaws, but as a pure adventure game, it's still a pretty strong experience, especially when you consider how relatively few are being developed nowadays. Those who have been clamoring for more McFly action will drool over this, considering a Back To The Future IV is never going to come to the theatre (or, at least not within their lifetimes). The characters are charming and the puzzles aren't so difficult that you'll be sweating through your T-shirts trying to solve them. It's a recommended experience for time travel nerds and adventure game fanatics alike.
PlayStation 3Despite a few minor quirks, Back to the Future: The Game is a worthy follow up to the classic movie trilogy, fitting right in as a substitute for a fourth movie. Fans will be pleased and non-fans will be able to find something to enjoy, too, as Back to the Future: The Game is a perfectly competent adventure game whether or not you get the references. Any Back to the Future fan would be doing him or herself a great disservice by skipping this game.
WindowsBack to the Future: The Game is, on the face of it, much like Telltale’s other adventure outings – Sam & Max, but a lot less twisted. But Telltale has taken on the monumental task of adapting some of science fiction’s most beloved film characters and sending them on a new adventure, and in that, Back to the Future: The Game is very nearly all we could hope for. It’s chock full of the kind of witty writing that made the movies such a pleasure, character cameos, nods, and homages to the films, while still standing very much on its own. As I played it on the episode release schedule, the episode cliffhangers always left me wanting more, and despite a few pacing and design missteps, Telltale delivered where it was important: the game’s heart and soul.
WindowsBack to the Future ist ein ziemlich einsteigerfreundliches Adventure für Fans der Filmreihe. Kaum anspruchsvolle Rätsel, eine umständliche Steuerung, die schon in den letzten Telltale-Spielen für wenig Begeisterung sorgte und relativ kurze Episoden sind für erfahrene Abenteurer allerdings ein deutliches Minus. Auf der Habenseite kann man auf jeden Fall die liebevolle Adaption der Filmwelt verbuchen, auch wenn die Cartoonoptik sicherlich Geschmackssache ist. Die Story ist in gewisser Weise ein Spiegelbild der Filmtrilogie, bietet aber dennoch ein in sich geschlossenes, eigenständiges Bild. Leider bleibt die von Telltale beigesteuerte, deutsche Synchronisation ganz schön hinter der herausragenden englischen zurück.
PC Games (Germany)
WindowsAuch wenn am Ende dieser Seiten keine Traumwertung steht, ist Back to the Future doch ein bisschen besser als die Summe seiner Teile. Denn obwohl weder Grafik noch Steuerung noch Rätseldesign begeistern, hat Telltale einiges richtig gemacht. Vor allem: Die geniale Filmvorlage wird respektvoll und ideenreich fortgesetzt, mit flotter Handlung und guter Atmosphäre. Wer die Kult-Streifen also mag, sollte bei diesem Spiel einen Blick riskieren!
MacintoshUnfortunately, none of that creativity is on display in Back to the Future: The Game; Telltale doesn't get more ambitious than your standard dialogue and inventory puzzles (something they were really moving beyond in Sam and Max Season 3), and once you're in a time period, you're stuck there until the story deems you ready to move on. The game also contains brain dead puzzles that require you to click every item on the screen, select the correct dialogue option, or do the polygon equivalent of "pixel-hunting" for small objects -- all ideas that Telltale should have left behind by this point. It's unclear whether these choices were made for the sake of a more casual audience, or to ensure that the actual game didn't interfere too much with the story they were trying to tell, but it's still disappointing to see Telltale's lack of ambition in an area they've steadily been improving upon.
WindowsUnfortunately, none of that creativity is on display in Back to the Future: The Game; Telltale doesn't get more ambitious than your standard dialogue and inventory puzzles (something they were really moving beyond in Sam and Max Season 3), and once you're in a time period, you're stuck there until the story deems you ready to move on. The game also contains brain dead puzzles that require you to click every item on the screen, select the correct dialogue option, or do the polygon equivalent of "pixel-hunting" for small objects -- all ideas that Telltale should have left behind by this point. It's unclear whether these choices were made for the sake of a more casual audience, or to ensure that the actual game didn't interfere too much with the story they were trying to tell, but it's still disappointing to see Telltale's lack of ambition in an area they've steadily been improving upon.
WindowsI liked Back to the Future: The Game, but I didn't love it and that sucks. The first two episodes had me hooked but the next three lost me as they got more and more crazy. I have no problem with a developer trying new things and taking franchises to new places, but starting off serious and ending goofy left me unimpressed.
MacintoshThis is a really well done and fun game. If you are looking for Myst like complexity, you won’t find it here, but if you are looking for a fun adventure with some laughs and an entertaining story you won’t go wrong giving this game a try! It is well worth the price of $25. I highly recommend this game for it’s entertainment value.
PlayStation 3For all fans of the series, this game is a must play. Not because of the game itself, which in all honesty, is a solid effort, but not much else. It is because it is as good a story as the films. In fact, that is the best way to approach this game. As an interactive film, not as a game. When you factor in the price (£15 in the UK as a brand new purchase), BTTF:TG is the cost equivalent of buying a DVD, and is very fair at that price. However, for those out there who aren’t enamoured with the whole franchise, there is sadly little reason to buy this game.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
WindowsBTTF: The Game scheurt niet met vlammende strepen van Telltale's platgetreden adventurepad, maar voor de rest is dit een erg genietbare tijd/ruimte-nostalgietrip voor Back to the Future-fans.
PlayStation 3Clairement destiné aux fans qui recherchent avant tout à retrouver Doc, Marty et Einstein dans une aventure inédite, Retour Vers le Futur : Le Jeu saura leur donner satisfaction, à condition de faire l'impasse sur la réalisation modeste (voire limite aux fraises sur Wii) et les énigmes simplistes.
WindowsClairement destiné aux fans qui recherchent avant tout à retrouver Doc, Marty et Einstein dans une aventure inédite, Retour Vers le Futur : Le Jeu saura leur donner satisfaction, à condition de faire l'impasse sur la réalisation modeste (voire limite aux fraises sur Wii) et les énigmes simplistes.
WindowsWith the recent announcements by Telltale Games on the development of newer game projects based on other franchises licenses, including Jurassic Park, Law & Order, and King's Quest, it is conceivable that the developer may be spreading its development resources too thin to sustain all of these projects. Compared to other episodic series previously released by the developer, this series has been plagued with more glitches and bugs. Interestingly, the last words to appear on screen in this episode is not "The End" but rather "To Be Continued". As such, fans of Back of the Future may be comforted to know that the adventures of Marty and Doc will likely continue in some distant future—or quite possibly some distant past.
WindowsAs the penultimate episode, it remains to see how the series will wrap up in the next episode. The story is by far the most interesting part of the series. While this episode also tries to be humorous, many of the jokes in it fall flat. Like many fans of the series, I too long for a strong closure in the final episode, so that the series can end on a high note which the franchise so truly deserves.
WindowsThere is little new in gameplay that is introduced in this episode. There are no mini-games or optional quests. All of the surprises are found in the story. As with the last episode, a hint of what is to be expected in the next episode is shown in a mini-trailer at the end of the game. Sadly, fans of Back to the Future who do not have a working flux capacitor will just have to wait until the next installment arrives!
WindowsThe game ends with an indication that there will possibly be a second season of the Back to the Future games, and I suppose I’d purchase another one if it came out. The game as a whole was fairly entertaining, even if it did stumble at the final hurdle rather spectacularly, doing a sommersault that ended in a face plant. There’s a good assortment of puzzles throughout the entire series, although things kind of peak in the second and third episode, and by the final one the game has run out of tricks and is left to pull quarters from behind your ears while you pretend the solution isn’t right in front of your eyes out of pity
PlayStation 3It sounds, and to a degree looks, like the movies but this run of the mill graphic adventure lacks the soul and excitement of the film franchise.
WindowsWhile Back to the Future: The Game Episode 3: Citizen Brown has its moments, the episode is a low point for the series. The puzzles are not very challenging, and the storytelling ultimately falls short in the end.