Outtatime and out of road
I've really enjoyed playing through the past four episodes of Back To The Future HD, even with the slower fourth adventure.
However, from the very first moment I felt as if it was building in to a much bigger event and I wasn't wrong. Episode 5 really brings everything together and ties up all the loose ends, whilst managing to provide the best character driven episode of the series so far.
Without giving too much away, we find Marty still trying to stop the alternative future Doc Brown and unravelling Edna's past, yet again featuring the excellent 1930's version of Hill Valley. It's pretty much business as usual.
Helping the young Doc to complete his inventions in order to get things back to the way they were is the order of the day and as the story unfolds it also provides some excellent character driven moments between the old friends, more so than any of the previous episodes. It's this that makes episode five the best of the series and well worth playing through the last four chapters to reach the conclusion of this story.
As with any story-driven game, it's difficult to say too much more without giving anything away, but suffice to say that the cameo from Michael J Fox isn't wasted. The story is, though, slightly undermined by the choppy nature of the game, particularly on older iPads.
It won't be news to anyone who has read our reviews or played any of the previous chapters. For whatever reason, Telltale can't quite find a way to optimise the game for first generation machines. It's a shame as it may put some players off of what is a well penned adventure iPad 2, as usual, fares better, but even this has its moments.
Performance issues aside, though, Back To The Future Episode 5 HD is a great conclusion to what has been a wonderfully written and well acted adventure and a fitting tribute to the film trilogy.
- Sound: 10
- Graphics: 8
- Gameplay: 9
- Longevity: 8
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