Let’s Play #31: Back To The Future (Blind)

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Marty as he’s about to smash a bottle on a gangster’s head.

 

The “Back To The Future” series of movies is very very famous. Any fan of science-fiction movies has to know Back To The Future. It’s the story of Marty McFly, a 17-years-old youngster which discovers how to ravel through time thanks to his friend Emmet “Doc” Brown the scientist.

This game, storywise, has nothing to do with the movies, as it’s set after the movies and it’s a complete new adventure of our favorite heroes. And luckly you can play it just fine even if you didn’t see the movies. But come on, pretty much everyone has seen at least the first movie nowadays…

Anyway, the game developed by Telltale Games has very good grafics and easy controls which is why even my mother (which isn’t good with computers) can play it without too much effort. The genre of the game is the kind of puzzle game/visual novel where you need to explore and use your environments and the objects you have to advance. kind of like a game I played, Pahelica, except that one had real puzzles from ttime to time and you could move through mere static screens.

Here you can control Marty in a third person prespective, draggi ng the mouse to make him walk or run. Clicking on objects makes Marty try to interact with it. That’s basically it, that’s how you play.

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Marty is confused to see where he’s ended up.

 

The story of the game is complex. And especially near the end it gets more and more interesting and I wanted to keep playing to see what would have happened next. Sure, some puzzles are hard but a great hint system helps us by giving us hints on how to proceed. Only in a few occasions the last hint doesn’t really help a lot. But it’s ok it happens only in probably 1 or 2 points. The only game of these genre with a better hint system I’ve seen is Keepsake (which I will eventually Let’s Play).

Back To The Future: The Game is long. The PC version has been split into 5 episodes for a total of more than 2 GB worth of game.

In any case, Back To The Future: The Game is a game really worth playing in my opinions. If you are a fan of the series, you’ll immensly enjoy this product.

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The famous hoverboard from the movies also makes its return.

 

I made a BlindPlay of this game because I felt like it. Since the day I had this game I wanted to make it into a Let’s Play and so I decided to play it blindly. It was a nice idea after all.

Have at it!

Let’s Play’s stats:

-First episode aired on: Sep 19, 2016
-Last episode aired on: Nov 21, 2016
-Number of episodes: 27
-Total time of Let’s Play: 13 hours and 10 minutes