Review: Back to the Future: The Game Episode Two

Marty and Doc’s adventure continues…

Oh, and between recording and uploading this vlog, I discovered that Telltale just got the King’s Quest license. I’m not sure if it’s the right fit–after all, Telltale games are easy-but-with-good-stories, while half the fun of the KQ series is its infamous difficulty. However, if there’s one thing Telltale’s good at, it’s capturing the heart of their adapted licenses, at least from a story/humor standpoint. Here’s hoping they can extend that magic to a gameplay standpoint and make a KQ game worthy of the series.


A tribute to the Back to the Future game

Last night, Telltale Games released the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game. Some of the Telltale Forumers have a tradition of putting together video tributes for upcoming games, and having recently contributed to a (yet to be released) video by noted forumer SilverWolfPet, I thought it would be fun to throw together one of my own. My original plans were a little too ambitious, so the end result is a bit rushed…and full of forum inside jokes from the forums that you won’t get…and full of my really bad singing. Enjoy!

I’ll be posting a review of the game once I get a chance to play through it again.

I Wonder What Happened In MonkeyThon09: Part One

In December, I embarked on a particularly geeky pirate adventure: playing through Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures. Yes, all of them. This was MonkeyThon09, and while it reminded me why I’m not THAT much of a gamer (seriously, after several hours in a row I’m almost wishing I still have homework I could do instead), it was a delightful experiment.

While I already posted my thoughts during this quest live on Twitter, I have decided to expound upon some of these thoughts for my LiveJournal audience, who no doubt were wondering just how they’d be able to go on without reading this.

Part One: The Secret of Monkey Island
(Insert Michael Land’s Chapter Start music here. Doo doo, doo doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo doo-doo doo-doo doo dooooooooooo…) Continue reading