Back to the Future: Episode 5 Review

This is the fifth and final episode of the Back to the Future series called "OUTATIME". Some sections of the review are going to be understandably short since each episode is quite similar in terms of mechanics (only the plot really changing). I'd recommend reading the previous reviews in conjunction with this one to get the full picture.

Sound (4/5)
Audio is as good as Episode 1. Authentic sound effects and great voice acting mired by some occasional sound stuttering issues. It should be noted that in this episode there is a cameo by Michael J. Fox which is pretty rare nowadays considering his condition.

Music (4/5)
The music is still great but for some reason there were occasional bits in the game where no music was playing at all which seemed rather silly during action sequences.

Graphics (2/5)
Graphics have the same style as the previous episodes and it had just as many glitches.

Plot (4/5)
This episode sees Marty trying to protect the younger Emmet Brown from his older self, who believes that he is better off marrying Edna. This episode actually reveals a lot more about Edna’s character which is interesting although the ending leaves the series open for a sequel.

Gameplay (3/5)
The game still suffers from the fact the player is limited in what he/she can do (and this runs the danger of the player becoming a mere spectator).

Replayability (3/5)
The game has average replayability as you'd expect for any game in the adventure genre.

Polish (4/5)
The game is pretty well polished, which is pretty common for Telltale Games however I never liked the mixture of keyboard and mouse in order to control your character (you can blame consoles for this). I miss the days of traditional point 'n' click adventures...

Score - 7/10

A cameo by Michael J. Fox is the highlight for Episode 5 but once again the puzzles aren’t too difficult.

If you want to get the game, visit Telltale Games.

Stay tuned for a wrap-up review where I give a score for the game as a whole (i.e. the five episodes altogether).