Last December, we here at Pixelated Geek took a first look at the first episode of Telltale Games’ five-part time-traveling point-and-click adventure series, Back to the Future: The Game. A welcome entry to an already stellar film trilogy, Back to the Future: The Game’s premiere episode was not only entertaining, but also helped pave the way for an enjoyable, if a bit too easy, five episode trip through time.
Now, one year later, not only has the series come to a close with its fifth episode, “Outatime,” but Telltale has also released a retail version for both PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles. And, in honor of its release, we take a look, not only at the retail release, but also Marty and Doc’s interactive adventure through time as a whole.
And let me tell you; Back to the Future fans will want to give it a look.
You know, it’s been a little over a month since we last saw Marty McFly. And, as luck would have it, the ongoing saga that is Telltale Games‘ Back to the Future: The Game continues today with the release of “Double Visions,” the fourth episode in the five-part, point-and-click adventure game.
Picking up after “Citizen Brown’s” mind-blowing cliffhanger, which this series really seems to love by the way, Marty must find a way to escape the alternate 1986 created over the course of the series and head back to where it all began.
The ongoing saga that is Telltale Games‘ Back to the Future: The Game continues today with the release of “Citizen Brown,” the third episode in the five-part, point-and-click adventure game. Picking up from “Get Tannen’s” jaw-dropping cliffhanger, Marty’s adventure brings him to yet another alternate 1986, which isn’t what it seems to be.
Joining the cast this time around is Claudia Wells, reprising her role as Marty’s girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, for the first time since the original film, having been replaced by Elizabeth Shue in the sequels after leaving the film business. However, as Marty soon finds, this isn’t the same Jennifer he remembers, thanks in part to the twisting of the space-time continuum.
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to fire up your time circuits. After two months of waiting, the second installment of Telltale Games’ five-part Back to the Future series, “Get Tannen!”, finally hit the web last week.
A point-and-click adventure game in the same vein as Tales of Monkey Island or Sam & Max, the first episode of the series, “It’s About Time”, proved that a decent Back to the Future game was in fact possible to make. Thankfully, “Get Tannen!” proves it wasn’t just a fluke, offering an interesting experience that builds on what Telltale established with the first installment of the series.
Partly responsible for the resurgence of the point-and-click adventure genre, Telltale Games has consistently delivered quality adventure titles for several years, including such hits as the Sam & Max series, Tales of Monkey Island, and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. So, when news spread that Telltale would be handling a five-episode series based on the Back to the Future license, it was difficult not to be excited, especially as a fan of the original film series. Historically, video games have not particularly been kind to the franchise, with the laughably bad 8- and 16-bit entries from the late 80s and early 90s better left forgotten. However, bringing both Christopher Lloyd and trilogy screenwriter Bob Gale on board, this was Telltale’s chance to finally give Back to the Future a video game that the fans deserved, and one that the franchise could be proud of. And so, 25 years after the first film was released, the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game launched, as worthy of a game as any fan could hope for.
Tell Tale Games has released its trailer for Back to the Future – The Game. The trailer explains why Marty McFly needs to, once again, hop back into the famous DeLorean and save Doc. Thank you, Tell Tale Games, for resurrecting Sam and Max and creating some of the greatest games. Now, if someone can get them to resurrect the Leisure Suit Larry franchise, I’d be even more happy.
It’s time for Things to Look Forward to… Essentially a list of stuff that’s coming out this week. Grab your hooverboard and not have to lace your shoes. As the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy hits Blu Ray and DVD. Maybe time traveling isn’t really your thing, but Brock Sampson is. Well you are in luck with the Venture Bros: Season 4, Vol 1 DVD. If you’re looking to rock out this week Harmonix and MTV Games has your back with the release of Rock Band 3. If you see anything missing drop a comment or just let us know what you’re looking forward to.
Do you remember the future? Specifically, Back to the Future. It’s been 25 years since the original Back to the Future was released, and, if you didn’t have a chance to see it in theaters, then you are in luck. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, AMC theaters will be screening the original Back to the Future — digitally remastered — in select cities. Each theater will also have giveaways (such as a commemorative poster) for each fan attending. Move past the break to view the poster and the trailer for the re-release of Back to the Future.
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