Verfasst: 2. Juli
I have nearly 500 games in my Steam account, and the vast majority of them are still unplayed. So now I'm dedicating an hour to each of these games and writing a series of One Hour Reviews. An hour isn't very long to judge a game on, so think of this as more of a first impression, and take this review in the spirit in which it's given. Be sure to read other reviews from players who have spent more time in the game.
One Hour Reviews - Game 19
Back to the Future - The Game
Purchase Date: 9/15/2014
Normally I don't really play adventure games, but I've always heard good things about Telltale games. So when I saw this on sale in the Humble Store I decided to go ahead and pick it up.
At first the art style threw me off a little, but I was quickly sold on the colorful, cartoony art. I was also concerned about the voice acting, but that proved to be not an issue at all, as Telltale got Christopher Lloyd to once again voice Doc Brown. And although Michael J. Fox isn't voicing Marty, the actor still does a good job. It was also nice to hear familiar music.
Going in, I was concerned this would end up not feeling authentic. But between the acting, the sound, and the art, the game does a good job of making you feel like this is another Back to the Future adventure. I didn't find myself being distracted by anything that felt wrong.
The gameplay is exactly what you'd expect from a point and click adventure. I didn't see any Quick Time Events in the hour I played, so really the gameplay is focused more on solving puzzles. I found the challenge to be pretty easy overall, but the game has a built in hint system to provide help if you get stuck. It gives a set of 4 hints, starting with a vague suggestion, and the final hint telling you exactly what to do. So it doesn't really seem like it's possible to get stuck in this game. I could see where those looking for more of a challenge might be disappointed here, but really these types of games are all about the story.
Speaking of the story, I don't really want to spoil any of it, but I will say that it has everything you'd expect from a Back to the Future game. I enjoyed the beginning of the story and how it sets up the initial time travel. I liked the time period the game chose. It's one that the movies didn't visit, but the choice makes a lot of sense. I only got part way through the first episode before my hour was up, but I liked where the story was going.
Overall I think Telltale has done a good job here. I admit I had some trepidation when I first started playing this. With a game like this that's based on an existing property, it's pretty natural to have some set expectations going in. But my fears were unfounded, as Telltale hasn't given me anything to be disappointed with. This is definitely worth picking up if you like adventure games, or even if you aren't much of an adventure gamer but still liked Back to the Future.