First things first: are you the same generalcabdriver45 who's looking forward to the Deluxe Edition
From your posts in this thread, I really can't figure out why...
Let's clarify a couple of things: I am a fan of Telltale's games (bought Bone in 2005, back when the download cost $19.99, and bought pretty much all of their games after that, most of them as pre-orders) and of the Back to the Future movies.
As for Back to the Future: The Game, I will be the first (OK, not the first, that would probably be Rather Dashing
) to admit that it is far from Telltale's finest hour.
Don't get me wrong: I loved the story, the acting, the music, and even the graphics, but the minimal interactivity/difficulty makes it hard for me to call it a "game" with a straight face.
However, I have no doubt that the "game" Telltale released is very close to what Universal expected when they agreed to let Telltale make it.
After all, if you're a big company (like Universal) with huge franchises (say Back to the Future or Jurassic Park) and you expect to make a bit of money with said franchises, you will probably take a look at the previous output of the company you're planning to associate with (let's see... who are those Telltale fellows and what games did they make before? Bone: point-n-click adventure game; Sam & Max: point-n-click adventure game; Strong Bad: point-n-click adventure game; Wallace & Gromit: walk-n-click adventure game; Tales of Monkey Island and The Devil's Playhouse: click-n-drag adventure games,... no, I don't see a pattern...).
Additionally, you are probably going to let those Telltale people know that you expect a certain number of sales (meaning: make sure the game can be played by people who don't know point from click) in order to possibly have a continuing partnership.
If you look at other threads in this forum, I bet that you will find more happy than unhappy people (it just looks like more unhappy people because Rather Dashing is everywhere!
). You will probably also notice that amongst those happy people, there are probably more non-point-and-click gamers than point-and-click gamers, which means that Telltale probably did exactly what Universal was expecting from them.
One final point: in a previous post, you mention that Telltale just wants to change what games they make and boost their profit and that Universal should have asked a company that respects Back to the Future.
IMHO, Telltale showed a great respect to the Back to the Future franchise (I think that the game fits right in with the Back to the Future series), like they do all their franchises and find it kind of funny that most (all?) of your suggestions for alternate developers are Electronic Arts, a company who probably doesn't think in terms of profits