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Back to the future franchise dead?

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Hello there telltale forum members I want to make this thread to make a point about something now telltale fans who are here because of sam and max TOMI etc, Shouldnt reply or read futher because I am very sure I am going to anger them with some of the stuff coming up... Now I will get to the point.

Of course most of you have seen back to the future and as good as it is, it seems to be dying out here's why I think that:

1. Films like Lord of the Rings or Star Wars or Jurassic Park have had lots of games whilse Back to the future has not, but when Telltale made the recent one they messed up let me explain my point, The graphics were rubbish and made it look like a kids cartoon more than a game about a film for adults, and even worse is they went and delayed Jurassic park to make it a whole level better, what do Telltale prefer Jurassic park? If they do I dont see a reason to make one game better and on more consoles and better graphics etc and have the other game made cheaply and quickly... Also it seems Telltale prefer using voice actors, for example tom wilson now I know that it wasnt completley there fault but after they learnt tom didnt mind being in the game they still went ahead and got a terrible voice actor which if you read his info on the bttf page he has worked in other games for them so it means they didnt even try doing auditions to find a 'better' Biff Tannen.

Now to extend all this is the point of companys they cant even be botherd to buy the rights to companys like nike or pepsi which was always being shown in the films, also in episode 1 Jcpenny = Jcpennie...WTF, now I know it would of been pointless since it was only there for a few miniutes of the game but still it makes no sense that in the film it's jcpenny and then six monthes later the company turn it into Jcpennie.

2. Lego. Now when I talk about lego I already know why they will not make a Back to the future lego set or game but still it seems unfair that films which are rubbish get a lego back to the future.

3. Blu-ray. Back to the future eventually got released onto Blu-ray but only just, people had to lietrally protest for a blu-ray release while films like star wars get them really easily.

4. It seems everything to do with back to the future is being ripped up thrown out and ripped more, of course im talking about the ride.

I dont see how it is fair that a fantastic film can be so coldley abondoned.
If you have heard a star wars ride has been opened in disneyland, hardly fair!!!



If you still think the back to the future franchise is doing well except from the fact nike made some shoes which look like the ones in part 2. Then I dont know how to convince you that back to the future will be in the dust in another 10-20 years whilse films like avatar (which is overated) or star wars will be still living on with some crappy new tv show which completley erases the point of the films.

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  • also the everytime star wars re-releases theres always more changes

  • @generalcabdriver45 said: Then I dont know how to convince you that back to the future will be in the dust in another 10-20 years whilse films like avatar (which is overated) or star wars will be still living on with some crappy new tv show which completley erases the point of the films.

    I would argue that you should be glad to let Back to the Future just be what it was, which was awesome, and let it go.

    As you said, Star Wars is still living on, but it pales in comparison to what it used to be. It's just a way to squeeze money out of the public these days, there is no integrity to it. Lucas regularly makes changes to the movies we love. The video games and cartoon series and books crap all over continuity that came previously for no reason.

    Is that what you WANT Back to the Future to become? Do you want it to keep going forever? How many time travel adventures can Doc and Marty realistically have before it gets watered down and corny?

    A franchise shouldn't go on forever.

  • @Scnew said: How many time travel adventures can Doc and Marty realistically have before it gets watered down and corny?


    Apparently around three. Note the examples of crappy stories in the franchise as it is, such as the cartoon or the Telltale game.

    @Scnew said: A franchise shouldn't go on forever.


    Doctor Who seems to be doing well overall. For its intended audience, Sesame Street continues to give solid output, considering the toddlers I know seem to enjoy it and continue to learn their numbers and letters quite well. =P

  • @Scnew said: Is that what you WANT Back to the Future to become? Do you want it to keep going forever? How many time travel adventures can Doc and Marty realistically have before it gets watered down and corny?
    A franchise shouldn't go on forever.

    I didnt say that and star wars is and its going very well for the star wars fans and it's not just star wars it's lotr is getting a sequal or was it a prequal well anyway lotr is ok but it's for geeky people who like to dress up as elves and like to sacrifice lambs in the name of gandolf or some crazy shit.

    Star wars, I mean really do I have to actully explain that, if you have ever gone outside to a shop then you will know what im talking about.

    Back to the future is the greatest out of all three but yet it has had the least amount of stuff and fans (check out the offical movie pages of all the films i listed on facebook and tell me which one has the least amount and if you really cant be assed to check it out yourself i will post it now *back to the future has the least amount of fans*)

  • I'm not really sure what your point is, then. You do or you don't want there to be more Back to the Future crap?

  • @Scnew said: I'm not really sure what your point is, then. You do or you don't want there to be more Back to the Future crap?

    so you think back to the future is crap?

    And yes i want a decent respectfull game now i didnt say this but i think telltale are a great games company but they shouldnt be making a game for such a brilliant franchise like back to the future... EA or sommat should make it because EA did really well at making james bond games and they made a sequal to my favourite james bond film in game format and the story and gameplay was fantastic so i have complete faith in them if they somehow got there hands on the back to the future franchise in fact they would bring it back out of its deep sleep.

  • @Scnew said: I'm not really sure what your point is, then. You do or you don't want there to be more Back to the Future crap?


    "Back to the Future continuations tend to be awful" does not automatically equate to the macro "All continuations are awful".

  • Obviously we want more Back to the Future non-crap.

  • also i found out today that a bttf part 4 and 5 was being planned in 94-95 but when someone set fire to the backlot they gave up.

    Im not sure this is is true as bob gale denys them ever planning 4 but then he is a bit blunt when it comes to bttf 4 questions.

    but still imagine if this had happend imagine what would be happening now hell i wouldnt be on here because universal would be asking a games company that respects back to the future instead of telltale who just want to change what kind of games they sell and boost there companys profit.

  • ok rather dashing i want u to tell me which of these 2 pictures is the better game and see how much u think bttf the game is

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    tell me now wats better

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