I for one have recently rediscovered video games. I think it is because they have finally started to gear thing to my interests. I mean, I now have a Wii, which while it is miles behind the Xbox 360 and the PS3, I still have a current game console, and they have been making games for me. With New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Kart Wii, and Donkey Kong Country Returns; things have been happy on that front. I have recently downloaded Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for my iPod Touch and as soon as I’m done with that I’ll be putting up a review of it. I am also planning on downloading to the Touch the Dexter game and play that. I’ve also downloaded internet sensation Angry Birds (though I’ve quickly gotten bored with that last one). So, these two fit right up my alley.
I for one have been thinking that this has been a long long time coming. It was only a matter of time before they start going back to the well with a lot of the old franchises and making high quality games for them that not only continue the story for newer audiences but also bring those properties back for the old audiences that loved them. They did it with Ghostbusters (which I have to the PSP, and never finished) and other movies like Scarface and Godfather; just to name a few.
Posted Feb 18th 2011 10:50AM
The good folks over at Telltale Games have managed to cough up a fine amount of buzz from us ’80s and ’90s movie nerds with the news that they’d be creating new video games for fan-favorites like ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’
The ‘Back to the Future’ game is being released via five different episodes, with the first two episodes available now. When episode one debuted in December, Joystiq said “it fits right in with the franchise’s Saturday morning serial pacing and penchant for outlandish action set pieces,” though they did admit it was a bit of an easy play, adding that the game has “been tuned for a larger, more casual audience that Telltale seems to be hoping the license will draw in.”
With ‘Back to the Future’ doing well (check out the trailer for Episode 2 after the jump, featuring Marty and Doc traveling back to the prohibition era to stop the Tannen crime family from altering history forever), Telltale is now beginning to promote their ‘Jurassic Park’ game, which picks up following a story-point from the first film — Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) failing to smuggle the dinosaur embryo off the island — and takes off from there.
The ‘Jurassic Park’ game arrives on PC and Mac this April, and it’ll be interesting to see what they’ve done with it considering it’s a bit more action-intensive than ‘Back to the Future.’ Look like something you’ll pick up?
Check out both trailers below …