Review: Back to the Future: Citizen Brown

March 31st, 2011 by | 5 comments

(No Spoilers! Feel free to read, it’s safe)

After “BTTF – Episode 3: Citizen Brown” ends, one may feel the need to close his eyes, look up and say: Yes! Finally! They’re back on track!

At least that’s what I did…

We have reached the middle of the season and I was genuinely getting worried that I bought a series meant for children. One is able to understand Telltale Games’ approach in this case: big old franchise, let’s not mess it up for new players. Still, this didn’t explain the “Pause/Play Movies” from the previous episodes. Yes, that’s what I am calling them now… “Pause/Play Movies”. The game Pauses at one point, and you need to click on a button to get it going again, like an old VCR-player that keeps jamming.

Thankfully, Episode 3 is not like that…at least, not as much.

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Something of the Thread: Creative Monkey Island fans

March 13th, 2011 by | No comments

Monkey Island fans are perhaps the most creative ones in the world. Or at least, we like to think so. Further evidence of that is an awesome painting by new forum member rayraybrain. Hande has used his creativity to make a chart detailing all the SCUMM masters. And you can be creative too, by creating some discussion on Telltale’s Back to the Future series.

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Horizons: The Michael J, Fox Foundation

February 19th, 2011 by | No comments

With the release of the second episode of the Back to the Future game I thought we should take a look at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. As you may know, Michael J. Fox (who plays Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. In 1998 he revealed his condition to the public and has since started The Michael J. Fox Foundation to help raise money to research a cure for Parkinson’s and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

If you wish to help, you can join Team Fox which was founded in 2006 as a way for The Michael J. Fox Foundation to help people all over the world who are walking, running, baking, party planning, paddling, pedaling, and dancing to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.

Please give this serious thought if you have a little extra money and want to help other people. You never know if someone you love, or even yourself, is affected by Parkinson’s one day. If you want to help, but don’t want to organize anything then you can go here and make a quick donation. Any amount, big or small, will help.

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Review: Back to the Future: Get Tannen!

February 18th, 2011 by | No comments

Episode 2 of the Back to the Future game has been released suddenly and it’s entitled ‘Get Tannen!’. The biggest complaint I had in my review of episode 1 was that it was too short and too easy, so I was interested to see if episode 2 would be better in these areas. Unfortunately, it isn’t. If anything, it’s actually worse. The episode feels shorter than the previous one and it’s also easier. I played through it in one sitting of around two hours. which is very quick when fans have been waiting two months for this episode. The first 30-45 minutes is one long cutscene where you occasionatly select a dialog option or click a few things, but it ultimately feels like you’re watching an animated movie instead of playing an adventure game. I love cutscenes, but this is too much.

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