Back To The Future (Episode 1) – Review (PS3)

When I first heard a new Back To The Future game was on the way I was overjoyed as I love the film series. That joy was tempered when I discovered it was to be a ‘point and click’ adventure game.

I’m just not a fan of the genre. It has pretty much passed me by for the most part and what I did play wasn’t great.

However I found myself pleasantly surprised.

Firstly I think a big part of my enjoyment was tied directly to the films so if you don’t have that frame of reference I’m not sure I’d recommend this game to you,

Taking place in an alternate timeline to the first film, we find the test run of the DeLorean doesn’t go as expected. Six months later it’s 1986 and we take control of Marty, who is trying to come to terms with the fact that Doc is still lost in time somewhere.

This is a traditional point and click adventure in which you interact with your environment to solve puzzles and uncover the story by talking to other characters.

Telltale Games are well known for the quality of their titles in this genre and the production values here are pretty high. Christopher Lloyd is on board to voice Doc Brown and A.J Loscasio does a great job as Marty McFly in the absence of Michael J. Fox.

While I haven’t gotten much enjoyment out of these types of games in the past, I thoroughly enjoyed Back To The Future. This is part 1 of 5 and clocks in at around the 2 hour mark.

If you like point and click games or Back To The Future then I’d strongly recommend picking this up – if you’re unsure I believe there is a demo up on the PSN, give it a try.

Rating: 7/10

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