Marty McFly goes Back to the Future…sort of
Taking a movie and creating game content from it is a challenge—particularly when that source material is one of most recognizable franchises ever made. Telltale Games has a big job in stepping in to the Back to the Future universe and making it relevant and enjoyable for today’s gamers. Based upon a recent video, Telltale Games may have just overcome a significant hurdle that could have de-railed the project.
One can only imagine how Denis Lenart, Director for Episode 1, must have felt when he found out that Michael J. Fox could not lend his voice talents to the project. How do you sell the legitimacy of the game to fans when the lead actor isn’t involved? Simple, you wait for someone to fall into your lap. AJ LoCascio somehow got his mp3 audition file into Julian Kwasneski’s—the games Voice Director–inbox…the rest as they say is history.
If you close your eyes and listen to AJ LoCascio say “What the hell is a gigawatt?”, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re not listening to Michael J Fox. Fans can take comfort that, without knowing how the gameplay mechanics will work, at least the voice-acting should be perfect.