User Avatar Image

Possible BTTF Season 2 ideas/speculation/suggestion

posted by itssas83 on - last edited - Viewed by 24.9K users

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!

607 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • ok, I'm not an "opinion basher" my any means, and you guys do bring up some good points. so first we'll hit the ones I agree on and then some that I dont necessarily agree on.

    First off, the DeLorean... It screams Back to the Future, its like the 3rd main character and pretty much no one would even know what a DeLorean is if it wasnt for the movie, but come on lets just stick a fork in that one, its done... although, just as a kind of respect I think it would be cool to see a DeLorean easter egg or two hidden around or maybe a cameo haha, but I'd like to see where else we can bring the time machine ideas...

    Secondly, i agree on how we should have (to vaguely say it) more time travel. 1931, 1986 and back and forth is getting slightly repetitive to say the least, I wish it didnt take till episode five to actually visit the past present and future, but then that almost goes to favor another season or two (haha yeah i said it...) just so we can get to see more years/timelines and such... do it correctly and we can get some of these revelations, developments and timelines we are looking for.

    As for the things I don't necessarily agree with:
    Setting the game in 1986 vs. Present Day - i would have liked to see present day marty but again, future seasons bring that possibility. they clearly went into this season wanting to push the relationship between doc and marty, and giving us a view into young doc, FCB and of course Original Doc really lets us see in various stages of Doc's life and various timelines, how that relationship grows and falls apart. Like Rather said in the previous post, they had a chance to jump head on into another pivotal relationship in the storyline, whether or not they successfully accomplished that or not, we'll have to wait till episode 5 to find out. but i believe the best way to attempt to fully explore this relationship would be in the past rather than the present or future.

    As for deaths and character development, deaths really have never been a part of the BttF franchise, and in my opinion shouldnt really be either. the whole point of the movies was to try making things better and to avoid anything that would alter the future. With the new Edna character and her developments (although everything we learn about her is a development) and young doc's timeline being altered to the point he becomes FCB theres a couple great developments there. not to mention the developments with shoe salesman turned officer parker and punk jennifer... remember again, more seasons = more developments (I hope?)

    and lastly for now, and I'm sure I'll catch flak for this one, but Marty not as the playable character? ok, I'm sorry but Marty Mcfly IS back to the future. Having Jules and/or Verne as main playable characters would have been a terrible idea. lets throw two kids in a game which so far, hasn't even involved their mother meeting their father? cant work. maybe in a yet again, future season, but not this story. Plus wasn't BttF the cartoon centered on the Brown Family, mainly Jules and Verne? well we see how well thats gone over in the past... only 2 seasons right? ouch...

    I mean in the end guys, ya just gotta take it for what it is... a video game based on a movie. if your a big enough fan of the movies, then just sit back and enjoy 15 more hours of new back to the futureage in season two. If ur not a fan, then thats cool too, ya dont gotta get it. all im sayin is if there were a season two, what suggestions or changes do we think would make it better?

  • The idea of a "Caught Scene" makes a lot of sense for a Back to the Future game. One of the elements that makes Back to the Future so great is the high stakes. Lightning is only hitting the clocktower once, one shot to get the book from Biff's pocket, the train is coming at 8 and so is Mad Dog. "C'mon Doc, why do we have to cut these things so damn close?" logic.

  • @caeska said:
    I don't even see why the game had to have Marty as a playable character at all; they could have used Jules and Verne as the main antagonists, who have grown up with time travel and for whom there are excellent opportunities for development.


    First of all, I don't think you know what the word "antagonist" means. I think you meant "protagonist".

    Second of all, Jules and Verne as the main playable characters? That is the most horrible idea I have ever heard. Marty is the main character of the BTTF films, and you really can't have the story on anyone but him; let alone two kids who had 20 seconds of screentime and no dialouge. No one cares about them.
    This game is all about revisiting the universe of the original movies, not going off in a completly new direction.

    Seriously, Jules and Verne as the main characters? I feel stupider just having listened to that idea.

  • @caeska said: I don't even see why the game had to have Marty as a playable character at all; they could have used Jules and Verne as the main antagonists protagonists, who have grown up with time travel and for whom there are excellent opportunities for development.

    I think that's what you meant.

    pro·tag·o·nist   /proʊˈtægənɪst/
    –noun
    1. the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.

    an·tag·o·nist   /ænˈtægənɪst/
    –noun
    1. the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work

  • @ShadowX81 said: First of all, I don't think you know what the word "antagonist" means. I think you meant "protagonist".

    Second of all, Jules and Verne as the main playable characters? That is the most horrible idea I have ever heard. Marty is the main character of the BTTF films, and you really can't have the story on anyone but him; let alone two kids who had 20 seconds of screentime and no dialouge. No one cares about them.
    This game is all about revisiting the universe of the original movies, not going off in a completly new direction.

    Seriously, Jules and Verne as the main characters? I feel stupider just having listened to that idea.

    Maybe not as the main characters but having them as extra characters you can play or at least being able to meet them would good. I'd really like to see what it would be like playing Doc.

  • @caeska said: The problem is that Telltale is too afraid to make actual changes in the BTTF universe. For example, there are no main character deaths, important character developments, important revelations about the past or any such things. You can be damn sure that everything will be back to the same way it was before when this season is over.
    So what's the point? Make a season 2 that's exactly the same, I mean do you really want that? There is fan fiction out there that is much much better and is brilliantly written.

    Firstly I didn't see the point of setting the game in the 1980's, right after the events of BTTF 3. That may have made sense 20 years ago, but now? Give me a break.
    It just seemed to me that TTG caved in to the fan demands of featuring teenage Marty and the Delorean even though it probably wasn't the best decision from a creative standpoint.

    Marty is pretty much a developed character, and there is not much to work with there. The Delorean was destroyed, that particular vehicle's story is over. Sure, Doc can rebuild it, like he did in the Kristen Sheley fanfic. Later on the Delorean also got permanently destroyed and it was replaced with another model from the 2030s.
    But coming up with a retarded justification that the car was duplicated when it was hit by lightning just to keep the damn car is insulting.

    I don't even see why the game had to have Marty as a playable character at all; they could have used Jules and Verne as the main antagonists, who have grown up with time travel and for whom there are excellent opportunities for development.
    Or the story could (should even) have branched out from our present time, and involved puzzles across time periods. Not just alternating between 1986 and 1931.

    So unless TTG actually wants to touch on the BTTF universe and make changes they shouldn't even think about a second season.
    But if they can make a good story that interacts with the BTTF world and involves time travel as a more central theme, then I'm interested.

    -there are no main character deaths in ANY of the films for a reason aside from deaths which get reversed (Doc, george)
    -you don't think the whole citizen brown timeline showing how characters would have ended up under different circumstances count as charater revelations?
    -so biff and georges fathers are not important revelations about the past? Or Doc as a teenager who was supposed to be a LAWYER?
    -you have NO idea whether or not everything will end the way it started.
    -teenage marty and delorean were what the fans wanted. Plus an adult marty doesn't work as well as a sidekick. Anyhow the 'present' isn't heavily relevant since it's only shown for 10 minutes aside from alternate timelines. Does it really matter heavily whether we're travelling from 1986 to 1931 or 2011 to 1931?
    -seriously Jules and Verne as the main characters? That would be like an indiana jones vehicle with Shai Labeoufs character as the main character instead of Harrison Ford or a Batman vehicle starring alfred. Especially when it's continuing the pattern of peicing the McFly's an Tannes
    -time travel wasn't exactly the central theme of part III: there were only 2 time travels and not really huge effects on the timeline. Each of the last 3 epsiodes of the game have been directly centred on the timeline itself.
    -telltale did a poll and used the responses the fans wanted. God forbid giving your paying customers what they want. I'll assume you're not self employed because no business is successful by saying "I'll do things the way i want instead of giving the paying customers what they want"

  • @Marty Mcfly III said: Maybe not as the main characters but having them as extra characters you can play or at least being able to meet them would good. I'd really like to see what it would be like playing Doc.

    I agree, i would LOVE to be able to play as Doc. I think that would add a great twist to the gameplay.

    As for Jules and Verne, i don't think they really have a relevant role in the Back to the Future story as of yet, and throwing them in the spotlight so suddenly as a playable character would be kinda pointless. I have a feeling by the end of episode 5 we will learn more about them though, and i hope if there are future seasons, they incorporate them and evolve them as characters. who knows, maybe once we know who they actually are, teenage Jules and Verne can eventually fill teenage Marty's shoes.

    off topic... it's great to have a logical conversation on here for once, its been kinda brutal around here lately.... :-P

  • @Marty Mcfly III said: Maybe not as the main characters but having them as extra characters you can play or at least being able to meet them would good. I'd really like to see what it would be like playing Doc.


    Yeah. Disappointed there hasn't been any interaction with them or the train in this at all.

    I also agree with caeska that future stories, if they absolutely must be made, could really afford to move away from Marty and Doc. And that Jules and/or Verne would be great for shifting the focus onto. Two amazingly untapped wells of potential plot.

    ...just not for this first season, for which Marty as the protagonist fits better.

  • 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.

  • @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: You realize they were shown for about 30 seconds in the trilogy and neither had a line between them.

    Thirty seconds was all Verne needed to make his presence known.

    Joking aside, while I'm interested in seeing what Jules and Verne look like when they're older, I don't think they could ever fill the shoes of the protagonists. Ask anyone who their favorite character is and I doubt Jules or Verne would come up as frequently as the main characters would. They are simply not a fundamental part of the trilogy. Playing as Doc for a few levels? Fantastic. Playing as Jules/Verne for the entire game? Pass.

Add Comment