I was eight years old when the first Back to the Future movie came out and I remember going to the theater to see it. I loved it and I still love the whole trilogy to this day. So I was excited when I heard about Back to the Future: The Game which is by Telltale Games.
I had heard about the episodes of this game that had been released for the computer but I never opted to play them. But I was glad when I heard that all five episodes were going to be bundled into one game for the PS3 and Wii consoles. The version of the game that I played was for the Wii.
The gameplay in this game is a bit simple. You are basically pointing and clicking on people and objects to reach the goal for the various level. There are some puzzles but they are fairly simple. There is a ‘hints’ button that will help you if you get stuck and I honestly used that a lot because it make it easier to get through the levels and not just have Marty run around aimlessly.
I think the strength of this game is with the voice actors and the story. Christopher Lloyd did the voice for Doc. Michael J. Fox wasn’t available to voice Marty, but the voice actor who did, AJ LoCascio, did such a good job of sounding like Michael J. Fox that it was hard to tell the difference.
The story was really interesting too. I really did feel like I was playing through a whole new set of Back to the Future movies. The game took me two days, which was about 15 hours, to play. I had a hard time stopping because I wanted to know what happened next.
The only issue I had was that with the WiiMote, because it was hard to click on some things. Especially if it was in a part of the story that I had to click something at a certain time. I would eventually get it but it would take me several tries.
All in all, Back to the Future: The Game is a pretty interesting game if you are a fan of the Back to the Future series. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a point and click game where you get to star as Marty McFly. This game is currently available for both the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation 3 as well as for PC/Mac computers.
Note: I received a copy of this game for review purposes.
2 thoughts on “Back to the Future: The Game Review”
Have a heart, Mandy– I know people use “PC” to mean Windows-based systems, but… there’s still us geeks on Linux, too, and “PC” technically (to me) still means “Personal Computer”, which includes all desktop computers running any OS.
It’s unlikely we’ll get a port but it’s possible it might play nice with the Wine API layer. DirectX 9 is supported now if I remember right… I just have to hope the game is coded in something OS-agnostic like C.
I’m definitely interested– anything that’s strong on storyline gets my attention.
All that was a little over my head – I don’t know a lot about operating systems and whatnot.
But I do think for most people, PC does mean a Windows based computer. You’ll find that language even on software packages.
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