Back to the Future: The Game – Ep1 "It's About Time"

Back to the Future The Game... If you just spent three movies traveling to the past, present, and future to cultivate the perfect life for yourself and your family, would you risk it all to save a friend? Would you risk not only the existence you know but also your actual existence?

That philosophical brain teaser is how Telltale Games kicks off Back to the Future episode 1, “It’s About Time.”

Six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley… Driverless! 

While that sounds super heavy, it’s actually more in line with the tone of the movies. These issues could be deep and disturbing but they’re handled with shrugs, side-eye, and chuckles.
Why am I seven years late for this game? Because I wasn’t really interested until it was free on Xbox as part of Games with Gold. As my grandma use to say, “If it’s free, it’s for me.” Continue reading “Back to the Future: The Game – Ep1 "It's About Time"”

In summary, you should read The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Jack Russell Terrier with ball.
Jack Russell Terrier with ball. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did the title spoil it? I like to let the headline tell the story while everything else is supporting details. Speaking of details and headlines telling stories –spoiler alert—you might already know how the The Accidental Demon Slayer[1. This book was provided for review by the publisher]
Fortunately, the ending isn’t why I’d recommend The Accidental Demon Slayer.
Angie Fox managed to write a convincing up-tight preschool teacher, gang of biker geriatrics, and talking Jack Russell Terrier.
Throughout this action-adventure-comedy Lizzie, the protagonist, is making choices and thinking with reason that makes sense to normal humans regardless of Urban Fantasy tropes.
She’s suspicious of the motives of those professing to be Team Lizzie and concerned for the welfare of her dog. She accepts that this story is happening to her but not without question and not without a fight.
I appreciated that Lizzie was never really a damsel in distress so much as a damsel dealing with distress.
Demons are trying to kill her so they can take over the earth and she finds this wholly irritating. She has plans, and a job, and would much rather be wearing her self-styled uniform from The Gap.
The Accidental Demon Slayer wasn’t perfect, but it was great fun. Check the pros and cons below.
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