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Possible BTTF Season 2 ideas/speculation/suggestion

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ok first things first, I have made this page in hopes of gathering some reasonable suggestions to making the possible BttF: Season Two more enjoyable, not so everyone can post whats been said a million times about the puzzle difficulty, so here goes...

Make Puzzles more Complex/Fun/Creative/Etc.. (its said, moving on...)

One thing I been thinking about a lot these past few days is Jurassic Park, and how it will be the first game that Telltale will give you the option, or misfortune, of dying. I was thinking that we can incorporate a similar concept into the BttF series, which i would like to call "Caught Scenes". In the next paragraph I take 2 examples of this concept and explore possible scenarios from season one.

1931, when you and Doc are getting ready to jump into the Delorean, Officer Parker walks up and tries to put an end to the fun. Well what if you failed to get the keys and jump in the Delorean in time, and Parker catches you. Would he shoot/arrest you and Carl Sagan, altering the future forever?

When you are back in 1931 hiding behind the tree, what would happen if you failed to lure your alt self away from that tree? "Caught Scene" begins of you coming face to face with your alternative self, breaking rule #1 of time travel, causing irreparable damage to the time space continuum?!?!

personally i have found that if your not allowed to generally suffer some type of consequences for your actions, and puzzles essentially play on a harmless loop, the game just becomes repetitive and kinda boring. As a BttF fan, i think this would also be an exciting and safe way to explore the consequences of time travel and paradoxes etc. without having to have it play into the actual storyline. this alone could lead to some really exciting ideas.

as we know from the "its a wrap" video, telltale listens to us at the forums and values our opinions. this is a great chance to give our two cents, for whatever it might be worth! even if they use just use one or two suggestions everything can make a difference!

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  • And even those who'd want to play as Jules or Verne would probably want a particular version of them, such as the show's version, or a particular fanfic universe version, rather than whatever would be presented in such a game, which is likely to be different from any version seen before.

    Of course there's nothing wrong with that...it's what any new game does with you anyway...but the difference here is that you come into it expecting a certain something from it, and you get something completely different. Rather like the dick move pulled on you in Metal Gear Solid 2. (And I say this as a FAN of Raiden.)

  • @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: well folks remember that the entire trilogy was centered around Marty and his PIT (Point in time), doc and the delorean left and while not every scene involved marty, wherever he was, we were. From the beginning this was all about Marty.


    I can't believe theres so much love for Jules and Verne. You realize they were shown for about 30 seconds in the trilogy and neither had a line between them.


    Yes, it has been all about Marty, and the strangely repetitive situations he keeps getting himself into. All with the same elements showing up in a slightly different manner.

    And if they were to do that any much more, the franchise would quickly turn into a sad parody of itself. That right there is reason enough to stop and leave it as it is. Otherwise, it has to evolve in one direction or another. (Actor's conditions is another reason to shift focus from Marty, but isn't as important in anything that isn't live action).

    As for the kids, it's not about any development they had at all. It's all about potential. As the Doc's kids they are already pretty important to start with, and they've grown up with unique access to time travel, so they kinda happen to be in the best position ever for this sort of thing.
    I've brought up other aspects of this in threads before. Like how they've got to have had the coolest childhoods ever. They even spent their early years stuck in the 1800s, so you know this crazy stuff didn't become mundane for them. Also gotta wonder just how much doc passes on, because of how dangerous he views time travel. And that the cartoon did quite a bit with them. Yeah, I know, it was silly, but whatever.
    At the very least, it's hard to hate steampunk.


    To a lesser extent, Jennifer is another character who doesn't have enough involvement in the plots as she should.

  • yes i do believe that Jules and Verne are the best fit, seeing as they are afterall Doc's children, but it has to be very carefully done. they have tried it before in the animated series, which if you really beared through it, had some really great plots and stories. the problem with that series tho, is that they just threw Jules and Verne straight into the spotlight, and many people didn't take to that idea very well and the interest just wasnt there.

    I believe if Telltale incorporates them into some stories, first even as very minor characters, would be great for us as fans to begin our relationship with the two, and eventually they wont be just the two kids on the train and never had any lines. Maybe once we feel more comfortable with them we will be willing to "pass the torch" so-to-say. i think if we include little martin mcfly jr., we got a pretty rockin trio!!!

  • and i found this on the animated series wikipedia:

    Although the series takes place after the films, co-creator of the Back to the Future series Bob Gale has stated that it and the comics take place in their own 'what if' and alternate timelines and not part of the main continuity.[1]

    So since its all a "what-if" and alternate timeline, Telltale can pretty much take the Jules & Verne idea and get really create them from the ground up.

    I still dont know what i think of the idea. I'd really like to get to know them more before i was force to "be" one of them in the game. Let them grow up a bit then we can go from there, i dont think any of us are necessarily looking for a "Back to the Future Jr."

    as always... just thoughts

  • You're right. If we were to play as Jules or Verne we would have get to know them first as characters. That isn't too hard to do and it would be easy to interact with them, especially if you played as Doc rather than Marty.

    Although if you think about it to be able to play as Jules or Berne they might have to brought along on one of Marty and Doc's adventures which is usually a bad idea because they could just become extra weight. Do you remember what they said about the second film? If the had known they would be making a sequel, they wouldn't have brought Jennifer along in the car.

    I also think that they should focus on Jennifer more in the game. I loved the role she had in 3rd episode and I think it would be cool to see more of her.

  • @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: not every scene involved marty,

    Didn't you notice? In the first film Marty is in every scene.

  • Its still a horrible idea. Marty McFly is the main character of Back to the Future. He is the series. You can't have the series without him.

    Like someone said, its like making an Indiana Jones movie with Mutt Williams as the main character. Lucas and Spielburg suggested the same thing you people are; slowly shifting the series to him, and fans went nuts eventually forcing them to apologize for the suggestion.

    Its not to hard of a concept.

    Back to the Future = Marty.

    There can never be another main character.

  • Thing is, if they want to continue Indiana Jones, they might have to do that anyway.

  • @ShadowX81 said: Its still a horrible idea. Marty McFly is the main character of Back to the Future. He is the series. You can't have the series without him.

    Like someone said, its like making an Indiana Jones movie with Mutt Williams as the main character. Lucas and Spielburg suggested the same thing you people are; slowly shifting the series to him, and fans went nuts eventually forcing them to apologize for the suggestion.

    Its not to hard of a concept.

    Back to the Future = Marty.

    There can never be another main character.

    Your right Marty is the main character and I'm not saying get rid of him or anything. But it might be interesting to be able to just play Doc for one level or something. Doc is a pretty main character as well after all.

  • Okay, so, people want more time travel in BttF?

    Despite the fact that the DeLorean in the original trilogy didn't have nearly as much time traveling in the three films combined as we have now in the game?

    I think that putting the focus more on the time traveling would take away from the already thin plotline. There's a reason the original trilogy didn't feature nearly as much time traveling as we want in the games.

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