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Friday, February 25, 2011
Back To The Future Episode 1 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld has posted a new review of It's About Time, the first episode in Telltale Games' Back to the Future episodic adventure series. Based on the classic films, the game is the first of several titles to arrive as part of a deal with NBC Universal. Macworld gave the game a score of 3 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

The majority of the game’s puzzles are not brain busters—-Doc talks you completely through a couple of them, which isn’t exactly exciting. Though many of the game’s puzzles aren’t really puzzles— just problems you have to solve using step-by-step instructions— they can be creative. In one game situation, you have to help a young Emmett Brown create rocket fuel. While you’re helping the young Brown in his lab, his father calls for him from a nearby hallway. Emmett goes to his father, and gets into an argument with him. Unfortunately, the ingredients to the fuel must be mixed in a timely manner, or else it won’t work. So, Emmett uses double entendres in his arguments with his father to give you hints on how to finish the fuel. I find the entendres especially creative, and I can tell that the developers put a lot of time into coming up with Emmett’ speech.

Overall, the game’s nostalgia factor is off the charts and its reverence for the trilogy is its strongest asset. The game’s environments are perfect recreations of the ones seen in the movies. Doc’s laboratory has all the equipment in it that you would want to see, from his imperfect model of Hill Valley, to his Rube Goldberg dog feeding machine, to the his stellar amplifier. The game’s programmers must have paused the movies a thousand times to get all the details of the lab right.
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