As part of the 30th anniversary celebration for the original theatrical release of the first Back to the Future movie, Telltale Games will be porting the 2010 videogame to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So is Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition worth a purchase? Before you decide, let’s take a look at what element is being enhanced, as well as the new additions, below.
Fortunately, Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition will be launching at an extremely affordable price. As a result, you should get plenty of value, especially when you consider that it should take you at least a dozen hours to complete all the episodes. You can check out the price tag for the physical release with this link on Amazon.
About the Original Back to the Future: The Game
Before The Walking Dead series, Back to the Future: The Game was considered to be the most successful game to be developed by TellTale Games and with good reason.
The videogame takes place several months after the third Back to the Future movie where Marty McFly has to travel back in time in order to save Doc. Throughout the five episodes, you will be able to visit multiple time periods and settings in an attempt to fix the present. While the plot is now as strong as the stories in the movies, it still does a great job at representing the franchise.
In terms of gameplay, Back to the Future: The Game is an adventure game where you move the plot forward by selecting the right dialogue choices and/or solving puzzles. Unlike the more recent TellTale Games (such as The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead series) where the puzzle solving elements have been extremely streamlined, Back to the Future does require some thought and effort.
If you are a fan of the more cinematic TellTale titles of recent times while craving the more puzzle-focused experiences of the company in the past, you will most likely enjoy the Back to the Future videogame as it provides the best of both worlds.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Features
For the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, TellTale Games revealed that they will be taking “full advantage” of the graphical capabilities of the two current-gen consoles by improving the textures. With that said, the visuals have never been particularly impressive for a game that has been developed by the company. So a visual upgrade won’t really make that much of a difference.
The other additions being added to the 30th Anniversary Edition is the original actor of Biff Tannen, Tom Wilson, providing voice work. The same performer, along with Bob Gale (co-writer and producer of the movies), AJ LoCascio (the voice behind the young version of young Marty McFly) as well as the development team will be interviewed in a behind the scenes video that is being included in the new version of the game.
Back to the Future: The Game is definitely worth playing if you haven’t already, especially if you are a fan of the BTTF movies and/or the adventure genre. The 30th Anniversary Edition comes with some enhancements and extras that, while not exactly game-changing, makes it the definitive version of a great game.
You can preorder Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition, which is coming out on the 13th of October, with this page.