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Marty or... not Marty?

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Well, thanks to TellTale for stealing my idea... I was going to make BttF games after becoming a professional game developer! :p

Anyway, I'm really excited about the news. But. There is one question I have. Do you think TellTale BttF games will have Marty as the main character, or someone else?

In my past vision of future Back to the Future games, they took place during the few minutes of the first move - after Doc drives Marty to his home in 1985, and before he returns for Marty and Jennifer from 2015. That moment of time gives the possibility to do infinite number of stories and plotlines without contradicting the movie. Yeah, no Marty, but still there's Doc.

Still. We all know that games based on movies, movies based on books, games based on books, books based on movies, and all this shit, even if it's the same story (actuall, ESPECIALLY if it's the same story), usually contradicts each other because each is in it's own type of media. So I'm not against Marty. I like Marty, Michael J. Fox is great (and, I've heard the games were first announced during his birthday, is it true? Well, today, yesterday, depends on your time zone)

But, anyway, what do you think? Marty or no Marty?

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  • Marty!

    Rhymes with mighty. :) Would you like to change your nickname to martypirate? :p

  • It's gotta be Marty. Making a Back to the Future game without Marty would be like a Monkey Island game without Guybrush.

  • ^ Well, Marty will be in it no matter what. The question is will you PLAY as Marty, or be a 3rd character that interacts with Doc & Marty, as is often used in licensed games (see CSI, or many Star Wars games where you usually play as a new character, but meet the familiar ones along the way)


    Anyway, it HAS to be Marty. No question.

  • @plrichard said: It's gotta be Marty. Making a Back to the Future game without Marty would be like a Monkey Island game without Guybrush.

    Or a mario game without mario(not counting luigis mansion, super princess peach or mario is missing)

  • Well, Blade Runner game felt just great without Harrison Ford.

    As I said, I'm not against Marty, but I don't see anything bad if he won't be in a game.

    Now, if the plot will be based on the plot of the movie, that's one thing. Of coure Marty. No question absolutely. If the plot will take into different directions away from the movie, many stories and adventures, OR if it will be both movie-and-expanded-universe (so to speak), then I would pity Marty. The kid during BttF2 and 3 probably just dreamed about when it's all going to end.

    I think Marty is in another league, not in the same as Sam, Max or Guybrush. The movies were... well, realistic is a poor choice of words, but, well, not overly over the top. I don't care for Mario as a character. Nobody does. really. That's why he has so many games and adventures. If there will be lots of adventures in BttF, Marty may as well lose his appeal to me. Maybe the game itself.

    Marty never travelled in time because he wanted to. Only because he had to. Sometimes because of some accidents. Just how many accidents may happen to keep him travelling through time? Back to the Future is not Monkey Island. It's fun, it's adventereous, but it's different style. I don't want to see that style gone.

  • Martyyyy! And Doc Brown! Play as both of them! :D

    (trying to be coherent, due to the excitement)

  • @Silverwolfpet said: Martyyyy! And Doc Brown! Play as both of them! :D

    (trying to be coherent, due to the excitement)


    It's hard, it really is. I just hope they're is a delorian Mini game.

  • This is definitely great news for Michale J Fox, he does voice acting. I'm surprised no one approached him with any Back To The Future material before.

    That is of course after the movies...

  • You know, it's been said that these games will take place in the movie worlds, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll star the same characters...I think we should prepare for this possibility.

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