Feb 242011

Marty McFly: “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”
Dr. Emmett Brown: “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”

Well, the title says it all really.. It’s about time! Back to the future has finally arrived on the playstation network. This highly anticipated game was, I would say, a rather big tease. It was so friggin’ short! Well, while I did expect that to be the case, I did hope to get a little bit more story & gameplay out of it. My biggest complaint however is that the puzzles were way to easy. It didn’t take me very long to figure out what to do, & there were still hints available, which I would have appreciated more with harder puzzles.

I was very surprised to hear how good the actor was (A.J. Locascio) who played the voice of “Marty McFly”. He did a stellar job impersonating Michael J. Fox. I was also pleased to hear that Christopher Lloyd had made his famous return as “Doc Brown”. He got right back into character.

The graphics were decent, but could have been a bit better. I would’ve liked the camera angles to be more free view, instead of being stuck in one angle while trying to move, which in itself was limiting. The control options were limiting too, you can click on an object or person & it will automatically either examine it, pick it up, or talk to him/her. There’s no combining items in the inventory, or the choice of what to do with an object (the standard option wheel – examine/push/pull/pick-up/talk – kind of deal).

Overall the story so far has captivated me, & the characters are still loveable, even after all these years. This game is great for BTTF fans & does leave you wanting more.. much more. I would almost recommend waiting until all 5 episodes come out so you can just play them one after another without having to wait 1 month inbetween each one (Which is what I did for the Monkey Island Telltale games.).. Unless of course you enjoy the suspense & practicing patience lol.

Trophies – got 100%! Yay!

I give BTTF episode one a 7.5/10.

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  1. Ahh yes good old point and click adventure games. I loved the return of Sam & Max and still need to grab Back to the Future. Didnt know Loyd came back as Doc Brown so thats cool! Nice review.

  2. Did they only release ep 1? I agree with almost everything you hated about the first one. I think the 2nd one has much better pacing though. Some of the puzzles in both left me scratching my head too! I’m still not exactly sure why I had to mess with the door in the soup kitchen.