Back To The Future Episode 3: Citizen Brown Review

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Back To The Future Episode 3: Citizen Brown Review

TellTale Games set themselves no easy task when they took the Back To The Future franchise on board; such a highly regarded piece of 80's pop-culture needed to be handled with a little finesse. The first two episodes of the series proved they had what it takes, but Citizen Brown excels at creating a true Back To The Future feel.

This episode is heavy on the story which makes it exciting; Marty winds up in an alternate 1986 where Hill Valley is under a communist like control, ruled by first citizen Brown. Doc has become the leader of this Orwellian future where alcohol, dogs and other common place practices are illegal. Unfortunately Marty has destroyed the deLorean and he needs the help of first citizen Brown to fix the time machine, and work out just how to fix the predicament he has wound up in.

Citizen Brown immediately stands out as it uses a new setting (the first two episodes were set in the same time period), some interesting puzzles and most importantly a bright and vivid cast.

Unlike the first two episodes, Citizen Brown uses a cast that are straight from the movies. The audience who are most likely Back To The Future fans can instantly identify with the issues at hand, and actively want to see the results as opposed to meeting totally random people and developing a relationship. It seems to work much better than previous episodes and makes for a great experience.


Once again the voice performances are perfect with some great writing and witty dialogue. Back this up with the impressive TellTale engine and you have one great looking and sounding game in your collection.

The episode clocks in around the three hour mark and is a little harder than previous attempts, but it won't challenge adventure game veterans much at all. It's fun and accessible, but don't expect needing a degree in bio-chemistry to be able to solve the games puzzles.

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The Back To The Future series was off to a good start, but Citizen Brown has cemented the series into greatness. Offering an exciting setting with characters we already know and love makes this the best episode yet.

We say: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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is this liek a point and click game :O
It sure is. Point and click adventures ROCK!
This episode was quite disappointing for me =(
Nothing really happened, there was no "big finale" so to speak. It seems like nothing more than a preview for the next episode, which is very unfortunate since the first two episodes could be played standalone to an extent.
I love the movies. Great classic. I wonder what the game would be like. Most movies turned into games can be really bad but this got reviewed well so it might be one and only :D
These games are boring, I got the bundle and so far have played the first 2, both are boring with not much to do in them, if your a fan of the back to the future movies you'll appreciate the story but as for the game play it lacks alot! I doubt i'll even download the rest of them even tho I paid for the bundle. the old back to the future games are more fun to play then these.

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this game should be excellent

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