The game is like any other Telltale developed game. It is all about the story. While the story may be a little hokey, that is the point of the game. After all it is a game based on the Back to the Future movies and they were all a bit hokey.
Gameplay is not overly complicated and it has its funny moments. Although, if you are looking for another game from Telltale with the depth of The Walking Dead you will be extremely disappointed. There is only a single choice that you can make that truly effects each chapter and it does nothing to effect the outcome.
For those trophy hounds out there, this is one of the easiest and shortest platinum trophies you will ever see. Took me 10 hours and that was with a trip the grocery plus cooking and eating dinner.
This is a rather unique game. I have to say I am not totally wild of Telltale's frozen camera technique. I prefer to look whichever way I please, particularly in a game world that is so dear to me. That being said the story made me wish it had been a movie instead. Logistics aside I still wish that were the case. This has all the makings of a great adventure with Marty and Doc. It travels to different times than we have seen, and involves a different kind of alternate 1986 than we saw in number 2. The only thing that would have really made this game awesome for me is traveling to the future. Maybe not 2015, but sometime in the 90s even would have been fun and it would have fit considering some of the obstacles you face in the game. When it is all said and done I let myself enjoy it as if I were watching an animated movie more than I was playing the game and progressing it myself. If you do that and love the Back to the Future mythos, you will love this game.