Originally Posted by ELB1985
The only people who hate this are the ones who think of it as a game and have no real bond with the films.
That's a preposterous statement. I've been a big fan of the movies since when I first watched it at least 20 years ago. And many of the people on the forum who also are disappointed with the series also have ties with the movies.
That is however, no excuse for the poor quality of the adventure game, if it can even be called that.
You are correct in that it is more of an interactive movie that you click your way through, it is the perfect example of how to not
make a computer game.
Yet if this were to be a movie the story would still be extremely weak. The story line is forced forwards time and time again, with no regards to natural story progression.
They make ridicilous justifications to explain certain elements. Like this: Oh and by the way, the Delorean got cloned way back when which is how it appeared exactly where you were in 1986 in broad daylight even though it got destroyed by that train in October 1985.
So don't tell me that the story is good because it's just some crap that's been put together because the FANBOYS absolutely wanted the Delorean and teenage Marty to be featured, and TTG was too afraid to actually create something unique and original.
And also this is neither a puzzle game nor an adventure game. The puzzles can be solved by mindlessly clicking anything and trying out all the item combinations (which doesn't take long). That's a big no-no when designing puzzles and you don't create a game like that unless you intend for it to be played by monkeys.
There is no opportunity to explore whatsoever, you are in an extremely small sandbox at all times you can't do anything that veers from the very linear and uninteresting storyline. That's a big no-no when designing an adventure game and you don't create a game like that unless you intend for it to be played by monkeys.
Now, the movies that were made back in the 80s, those are creative masterpieces that were way ahead of their time. I've always loved those films. But this game is an affront to those movies and I'm not going to be able to enjoy the films in the same way ever again I believe, because TTG has now stained them beyond repair by giving us a pre-school tool with a "Back to the Future" label on it and charging us 30 bucks for it.