User Avatar Image

What does Pre-Ordering Back to the Future Entail?

posted by NcK on - last edited - Viewed by 1.1K users
Hello friends ...

I wanted us know how the pre ordering this game ...

The game is shipped to my house or should I just download it via pc?

The price of 24.95 includes everything the full game? or just beginning?
The total price which would it be?
Sorry if my English is not correct, I'm Italian and super fan of this trilogy and I would order the game!

Many thanks to all
40 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • The game will be available in five monthly episodes like all of Telltale's other series, and will be available to download from Telltale's site. When the series is complete, you have the option of getting a free DVD (for just the cost of shipping) with the five episodes and lots of cool bonus features.
    The $24.95 is for the whole five episodes. :)

    The free DVD offer does not apply to steam, though. If you wanted to buy it on steam.
    Hope that helps.
    :)
  • User Avatar Image
    NcK
    monkeymovies;394523 said:
    The game will be available in five monthly episodes like all of Telltale's other series, and will be available to download from Telltale's site. When the series is complete, you have the option of getting a free DVD (for just the cost of shipping) with the five episodes and lots of cool bonus features.
    The $24.95 is for the whole five episodes. :)

    The free DVD offer does not apply to steam, though. If you wanted to buy it on steam.
    Hope that helps.
    :)
    Hello thanks for the reply ...
    So you're saying that $ 24.95 is the price of everything the full game? including 5 series?
    Once downloaded, how does it work? with steam?
  • User Avatar Image
    Macfly77 Moderator
    $24.95 is the price for the 5 episodes of the season.
    Once downloaded, the episodes work on their own (i.e. without Steam).
    Usually, each episode of a Telltale series has its own launcher.
  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Hello NcK (and welcome to the forums!).

    24.95 is the price for all five "episodes" of the game. One episode will normally last two to four hours of gaming time, if they are comparable to other Telltale Games.

    Once downloaded, you will install the episode and activate it online, which takes only seconds. You may then play the episode anytime without being online.

    At the end of the season, you can get a DVD with all five episodes (you'll only pay postage & packaging), which will run in your disc drive like any other retail game and does not need online activation.
  • User Avatar Image
    NcK
    Thank you so much you have been very comprehensive!
    Well I'm glad that works without steam!

    One last thing ...
    If I order the game will be sent to me in my language?
    the game will be translated into my language? Italian?
  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator
    There are no translations announced yet. The game will be in English only, sorry! There are always (English) subtitles, which might help with the comprehension of the game if your English is not that good. But it reads pretty well. ;)
  • User Avatar Image
    NcK
    I see ...
    I'd like the game was in Italian!
    I'd understand it better!

    I contacted TellTale wondering if there's a translation but I still do not respond ...

    However I think the short game will be available for all parts of the world and then come out well in Italian?
  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator
    NcK;394546 said:
    I see ...
    I'd like the game was in Italian!
    I'd understand it better!

    I contacted TellTale wondering if there's a translation but I still do not respond ...

    However I think the short game will be available for all parts of the world and then come out well in Italian?
    I'm not sure if they will answer. There are many international customers for Telltale, and this question comes up again and again (for ALL their games), but if a translation is done, a local translator and distributor would have to be found first, which takes time! Right now, they just can not do that. Judging from the popularity of the BTTF series, there might be translations into other languages, possibly even in 2011, but I wouldn't count on that (2012 is far more likely...).

    The game might be relatively "short" in terms of gaming time (about 20 hours), but I assure you, these 20 hours are full of very long dialogue sequences which are quite difficult to translate!
  • User Avatar Image
    NcK
    Vainamoinen;394548 said:
    I'm not sure if they will answer. There are many international customers for Telltale, and this question comes up again and again (for ALL their games), but if a translation is done, a local translator and distributor would have to be found first, which takes time! Right now, they just can not do that. Judging from the popularity of the BTTF series, there might be translations into other languages, possibly even in 2011, but I wouldn't count on that (2012 is far more likely...).

    The game might be relatively "short" in terms of gaming time (about 20 hours), but I assure you, these 20 hours are full of very long dialogue sequences which are quite difficult to translate!
    I understand, so it is absurd to take it because the English would understand a little ...
    Perhaps better to wait for the Italian version?
    what do you recommend for me?
  • There will be an option for English subtitles, if you can read English quickly, you should be fine!

    Telltale haven't announced international distribution for their games, and you might end up waiting a pretty long time to get a localized version in your native country/language. It's basically a trade-off of waiting vs playing in english now, and that's something you'll have to weigh yourself.

    Personally, I like experiencing media made in my second language because I value practice, but I can definitely understand the wanting to "just understand" it! I also like listening in the original language because I get the original voices and the original lines without translation mistakes/compromises. This point is very much not "learn english, foreigner!", and I don't want it to sound like that at all because that would be rude!
Add Comment