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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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  • @Ashki said:
    Better nostalgia then destroying what we love about it the way Lucas is doing with the Star Wars franchise.



    at least Clone Wars is good. If only someone at LucasFilm or that's close to him had the nerve to say, "Okay George, enough is enough."

  • @Shadowknight1 said: at least Clone Wars is good. If only someone at LucasFilm or that's close to him had the nerve to say, "Okay George, enough is enough."



    Pretty much, but ah well, what are you going to do, you know? Sadly there's not a whole lot we can do about that.

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    @generalcabdriver45 said:
    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.



    @generalcabdriver45 said: What would be the point of that? It appears briefly in the background of the first episode. Why would they waste the time getting licenses to stores that appear for a few brief seconds?

    It's JPPinney, not JCPinnie. I assume it's a reference to one of Telltale's designers, Joe Pinney.

  • The JPPinney thing wouldn't bug me so much if it weren't so in-your-face in the game's intro and menu. Leaving the mall signless or keeping the background mostly out of focus probably would have been better than having the ersatz sign so visible.

  • As a fan I'd be more enthusiastic about seeing people appreciate the original films than see the franchise turn to shit by remaking it with an entirely new cast. Whatever you think in terms of plot graphics or gameplay, Telltale showed a lot of appreciation for the franchise by
    -Involving original cast members such as Christopher Lloyd, Claudia Wells, Michael J Fox.
    -Getting a voice actor like AJ to completely nail young MJ Fox to the point where by the 5th episode you can barely tell them apart.
    -Write a story that managed to explore Marty and Docs friendship further and in a way no potential movie from the 90's or beyond could have hoped to have done.
    -Getting Bob Gale involved.
    -Jared Emerson-Johnson's amazing adaption of the original score.

    Honestly Jurassic Park with its whole new engine and graphics didn't appeal to me as much as the thought of seeing the characters I grew up watching interacting in a new adventure. BTTFs cartoony appearance I was able to look beyond because the characters were true to the films. The Ghostbusters game is a good example, the story was great, it linked in with the original movies well (Shandor origins of the slime in the second film etc), the banter between characters and overall look and feel made it a joy to play. But there were times when characters just didn't seem to act like they did in the movies, the worst culprit being (and I hate to say it) Venkman. The Graphics helped Ghostbusters (didn't like the Wii characterizations at all) but Telltales Back to the Future got the overall feel right far more times than the former, despite the latters looks and poor gameplay.

  • [QUOTE=generalcabdriver45;543182]1. 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.

    i think that its a wonderful adaption. who says it needs to be gritty and realistic? also, this game is one of the best- no is the best movie game i have played. telltale games is my favorite game developer and is a true sequel to the movie. if yoou don't like it you can go play some of the LJN games but most people can agree that telltale put the most consideration ive ever seen in a movie. hmph!

  • Wow troll inside here. Some players here have nothing part of respect face to this AWESOME game. Yes, this is a easy point'n click, but everything looks created with love based on the original trilogy. This is my feeling, and I didn't know Telltales before this game, so I don't defend them.

    The game can be officially the next trilogy, the game uses some original voice actors, the graphics are a comic cartoon aspect for a original comedy (because BTTF is mainly based on humour), which makes sense for me... So what's the point ? Making "Back to the Future Warfare" ? HD Realistic-serioustic-caustic Graphics, oh yeah, BTTF is a psychodrama ? Physics ? MMORPG ? Open-world ? Features can't make a game if it doesn't deserves it. Check this with Miyamoto.

    Sorry for my english (french-guy spotted).

  • @generalcabdriver45 said:
    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.



    @generalcabdriver45 said: What would be the point of that? It appears briefly in the background of the first episode. Why would they waste the time getting licenses to stores that appear for a few brief seconds?

    @generalcabdriver45 said: It's JPPinney, not JCPinnie. I assume it's a reference to one of Telltale's designers, Joe Pinney.

    Besides all that, the part of the game in which we see it isn't supposed to be what really happened, it's a dream, and in dreams, things are never exactly the same as they are in reality.

  • This game was a AWESOME addition to the franchise, and I will be MORE THAN HAPPY for more!

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    Thanks Mt we are glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the support!:D

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