Is Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition worth buying on PS4 and Xbox One?

Game idealist takes a look as to whether or not Back to the Future: The Game 30th Anniversary Edition is worth buying on the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Neonridr1048d ago

look, I get that this month it's the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, but that is the MOVIE.

Giving the title of 30th anniversary edition for a game that released in late 2010 / early 2011 just sounds dumb to me.

Summons751048d ago

but it's based off the movie that just hit 30 so it's fine.

Neonridr1048d ago

lol, I get that, but my problems are the game is actually not based off the movie at all. I mean all of the episodes have things that none of the 3 movies show. Basically each episode is like it's own mini movie.

Obviously the label was thrown on the box to attract people to buy it.

deadpoolio3161048d ago

Really? Has the world just gotten that stupid, why is common sense always so difficult Its BACK TO THE FUTURE THE GAME part of the BTTF FRANCHISE...Back to the Future the FRANCHISE is celebrating its 30th anniversary...Has nothing to do with the game, they are exploiting the anniversary of THE FRANCHISE

Neonridr1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

exactly. But since the game has nothing to do with the original movies, what is the point of calling it a 30th anniversary? Each episode in the game is completely unique and independent of the movies.

Clearly I said in my original comment that I recognized that this month is the 30th anniversary of the movie. You are preaching about common sense but clearly reading comprehension is not a specialty of yours?

KwietStorm1048d ago

I know it doesn't follow the story of the movie, but how can you legitimately say Back to the Future: The Game, has "nothing" to do with Back to the Future?

Neonridr1048d ago

Obviously it is borrowing characters and settings made famous from the movie, I'm not completely blind here. Back to the Future is definitely up there on my movie franchise lists.

Tell me once when you have seen a game take an anniversary date from a movie and slap it on the box?

To me personally it means that they didn't feel confident in just releasing the game on PS4 and XB1, so they had to slap that tag on it to try to help sucker in some extra sales.

SolidGear31048d ago

Technically it's a fourth movie in video game form, written by Bob Gale himself.

Spotie1048d ago

"what is the point of calling it a 30th anniversary?"

This is the 30th anniversary of the franchise existing, and this version of the game commemorates that.

Really simple.

Not the 30th anniversary of the game. 30th anniversary of BttF. Is there something more complicated that I'm missing?

Neonridr1048d ago

nope, but using an anniversary for a movie and slapping it onto the game for marketing PR sounds a little desperate doesn't it?

I get that the movie is 30 years old, I saw part 2 in theatres as a kid, but I have never seen a game borrow an anniversary tag from a movie that it is based off of before.

I am surprised Alien Isolation didn't have a 25th Anniversary Edition slapped onto the packaging to commemorate the movie being released in 1979.

See what I mean?

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TheGreatGamer1048d ago

No I'd say just buy it on one system. It's going to be the same game on PS4 and X1 so don't think it's worth buying on ps4 and xbox one


Seriously though, Yes. Great franchise and I'm looking forward to the game

SolidGear31048d ago

I'll be getting it for sure.

zsquaresoff1048d ago

Havent played it yet and telltale make great games.

So yea, will buy it.

Another reason to buy it is that the whole game will come out at once and not in episodes like the rest of their games.

Most importantly, easy platinum trophy.

SaveFerris1048d ago

Has it really been 30 years? Dang. Still, it's an enjoyable trilogy (movies). I haven't played the game though.

SniperControl1048d ago

It's a great game, you wont regret it.

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