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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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  • Here's all the ones we definitely have physical proof of occurring in one form or another. I'm pretty sure I got them all, but if I missed any let me know.

    A - Original timeline (George is a loser)
    B - Marty goes to 1955 (George is a winner)
    C - Doc returns to 1985 for Marty and Jennifer [Transition between Parts I and II]
    D - Biff goes back to 1985 (1985-A)
    E - Doc, Marty, Jennifer and Einstein return to 1985 (1985-A)
    F - Doc and Marty return to 1955
    G - Doc is sent to 1885 (Lightning strike) [Transition between Parts II and III]
    H - Marty goes to 1885
    I - Doc returns to 1985 from the future in the Jules Verne Train
    J - Doc jumps to an unknown time in the past in the flying Train
    K - Doc returns to an unknown time after finding the Temporal Duplicate DeLorean in 2025
    L - Marty travels back to June 13, 1931 (Doc is in jail, Arthur gets murdered) [Start of the Game]
    M - Marty returns to 1931 (Arthur is alive, Kid isn't in jail)
    N - Marty and Doc jump back to August 25, 1931 (Kid goes to jail)
    O - Marty and First Citizen Brown arrive on October 12, 1931
    P - Citizen Brown tests the time circuits
    Q - Citizen Brown tests the time circuits
    R - Citizen Brown tests the time circuits
    S - Alternate Doc arrives in 1931 to pseudo pick up Marty
    T - Edna attempts to evade Danny Parker and accidentally jumps back to 1876 (Hill Valley vanishes)
    U - Doc and Marty chase Edna back to 1876 and prevent Hill Valley from burning down, Edna is sent to prison, Doc takes up a part time residence in 1986.

    (Depending on the universe)
    V - Future Alternate Marty #1 arrives
    W - Future Alternate Marty #2 arrives
    X - Future Alternate Marty #3 arrives

  • Telltale,

    Why not make future episodes of the Back to the Future game "a different timeline" for the same episode themes as the 1st series. In other words, start the game, at the same point, somewhere in one of the original episodes, and then have all different circumstances and objectives happen along the way, to get back to the same point as somewhere in one of the original games.. That would be really cool,... and Telltale ... you could use a lot of stuff, already done, and incorporate them, ....maybe some background scenes and characters from the original 5 games ... into the new series of games. Makes sense dollar wise.... don't ya think? :)

  • yet in the first film the doc says he/marty could travel back to the birth of christ or some other time way before the delorean existed ?

    just as the doc starts to talk about the car before the lybians/libiyans turn up

  • I'm not sure what you mean. The DeLorean could go back to 0000, but would still stay in Hill Valley. It's not like just because Doc typed 12/25/0000 into the Time Circuits that the DeLorean would suddenly end up wherever Christ was born at.

  • well of course he'd still be in hill valley but in theory he could drive there might take a while and he'd need alot of fuel or wait till he had the hover conversion done and fly over lol

    course that would mean they'd be seen and people would go crazy thinking aliens had landed.

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    It's true that Doc does say that you can go back to "witness the birth of Christ", which does seem to mean that Doc is inferring that you can use the DeLorean to travel to Israel on December 25, 0000 (since if you're just in the site of the future Hill Valley on that day you really couldn't witness Christ's birth).

    Though, the way Doc's mind wanders he could have been thinking of additional modifications needed to be added to the DeLorean when he said that statement, or he could have just been talking about time travel in general and not specifically talking about what the DeLorean could and could not do.

  • @Jennifer said: It's true that Doc does say that you can go back to "witness the birth of Christ", which does seem to mean that Doc is inferring that you can use the DeLorean to travel to Israel on December 25, 0000 (since if you're just in the site of the future Hill Valley on that day you really couldn't witness Christ's birth).

    Though, the way Doc's mind wanders he could have been thinking of additional modifications needed to be added to the DeLorean when he said that statement, or he could have just been talking about time travel in general and not specifically talking about what the DeLorean could and could not do.

    Or it could be all of those. As many say, his brain runs a mile a second, coming up with all kinds of new ideas.

  • @Jennifer said: It's true that Doc does say that you can go back to "witness the birth of Christ", which does seem to mean that Doc is inferring that you can use the DeLorean to travel to Israel on December 25, 0000 (since if you're just in the site of the future Hill Valley on that day you really couldn't witness Christ's birth).

    Though, the way Doc's mind wanders he could have been thinking of additional modifications needed to be added to the DeLorean when he said that statement, or he could have just been talking about time travel in general and not specifically talking about what the DeLorean could and could not do.


    I kind of saw it as tongue in cheek; December 25th 0000 is not a valid date, there was no year 0 at that time so the official calendar jumps from 1 BC to 1 AD. Unless Doc programmed a specific modification in the delorean's computer, it would likely calculate the date based on 0 existing as a valid year and thus be off by a year.

    Similar to early in part III when 1955 doc indicates his counterpart could have been sent to the dark ages and burnt to the stake as a heretic via the lightning bolt but of course he would have landed in Hill valley if that were the case.


    Also congrats on your mod tag :)

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    @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: I kind of saw it as tongue in cheek; December 25th 0000 is not a valid date, there was no year 0 at that time so the official calendar jumps from 1 BC to 1 AD. Unless Doc programmed a specific modification in the delorean's computer, it would likely calculate the date based on 0 existing as a valid year and thus be off by a year.


    Ha, that actually flew right over my head. You're right that the modern calendar starts at 1 AD. Not to mention that the time circuit programming would probably be confused by a 0 year date. Computers tend to act unreliably when met with a divide by zero error. :p

    @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: Also congrats on your mod tag :)


    Thanks. :D

  • @Jennifer said: Ha, that actually flew right over my head. You're right that the modern calendar starts at 1 AD. Not to mention that the time circuit programming would probably be confused by a 0 year date. Computers tend to act unreliably when met with a divide by zero error. :p


    Thanks. :D

    It actually wouldn't be a divide by 0 error. We're not sure if Doc did program the ability to go before the year 0 or after the year 9999 (which begs the question what happens if he goes to december 31st 9999 and waits a day) but how it would logically work is using a date calculator; subtracts the destination time from the current time and that is how far it knows to travel. If the result is a negative value it knows to go to the past, positive and it goes to the future; So when Marty does eventually go from October 26th 1985 to November 5th 1955, it calculates going 29 years, 11 months and 9 days backwards in time. Presumably unless doc made a modification if he actually time traveled with 0000 in the time circuits, it would have gone to the year 1 BC (which is 1985 years before the year 1985)

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