The Next Big Thing
"The Next Big Thing is a prime example of what a graphic adventure should be. It's got it all: an entertaining story, great writing, creative but logical puzzles, good voice acting and music, beautiful artwork and a killer sense of humor." - Atomicgamer.com
The Next BIG Thing is the new, hilarious adventure gem from the creators of Runaway. A great adventure game in high definition, loaded with laughs, tributes, mysteries and wacky puzzles!
Thanks to a production worthy of a great animated movie, an awesome soundtrack, delightful dialogue and a great art style, The Next BIG Thing will make you live an unforgettable adventure which brilliantly takes players across the fantastic movie genres of a totally crazy Hollywood.
What if horror movies' monsters were actually played by real monsters? And what if they were now forced to play in movies for kids, romantic comedies or even musicals? And what would happen if, eventually, they were to rebel?
In that context, Liz Allaire, talented journalist who can't count up to 4, and Dan Murray, a tough macho who can't stand beetles, attend the horror movies award ceremony… there is the starting point of an incredible story, full of twists and turns! Help Liz and Dan solve the numerous mysteries of an amazing adventure that you won't forget any time soon!
The new adventure game from the creators of the million-copy seller, the "Runaway" saga.
Production, graphics, and sound worth a great animation movie.
A cast of colorful characters, including some of the most legendary monsters and creatures from fantastic movies that our heroes will encounter during their adventure.
Many crazy mysteries, puzzles and situations to solve.
Charming, but shortEngin33r | Oct. 5, 2012 | See all Engin33r's reviews »
Pendulo Studios has a long and proud tradition of creating 3rd person point and click adventures, though they became better known with the Runaway series. Their production values are sky-high, the best in the genre right now, and The Next BIG Thing is no exception. The graphics are simply gorgeous, and the voice acting amazing. The story is quirky to say the least, nearly as quirky as the female lead herself, but that is far from a bad thing. Only cons are the definitely short length of the game, and the fairly easy puzzles, with a single, frustrating exception. I do not mind hard puzzles, but recreating the music from Liz's childhood was a confusing and simply no fun. Overall, an adventure all fans of the genre should try!
Great adventure gameRaven | Aug. 1, 2012 | See all Raven's reviews »
The Next Big Thing is the latest game from Pendulo Studios, a great developers team that brought us Runaway series. It came from nowhere and I must say - good thing that it did! Great story, characters, wacky humor that can make you laugh outloud (believe me :D), also pretty decent puzzles. All in all, it's a must-play for all the adventure games fans! I mean it!
Great game, albeit a bit too shortCynaris | July 31, 2012 | See all Cynaris's reviews »
Pendulo studios is known for their quirky point and click adventures, with there unmistakable art. Their first hit was a Runaway series, and they are going strong ever since. The Next Big Thing is just another great game from them, with clever but sometimes illogical puzzles, a good cast of characters, likeable music, great sense of humor, and a nice ending that makes the adventure worthwhile.
The only downside is really the fairly short length, which clocks 5 hours tops.
Best adventure game of the yearDrHouse | June 27, 2012 | See all DrHouse's reviews »
This game has all you can expect from an adventure game with the maximum quality. It's worthy of be called an old school adventure game, but with the quality of a AAA next-gen game. It has the typical humor of other Pendulo's games, like the awarded Runaway. The graphics are in HD, with an outstanding quality thanks to Pendulo's cell-shading technology for the characters and objects and the professional hand-drawn backgrounds. The sound is in very hight quality, with a sound score worthy of a Hollywood (pun intended) movie, accompanied with a music that just fits. And of course, the main thing an adventure looks for, the storyline. it's just perfect, with an ending that surely will satisfy the most exigent adventurer. Buy it if you haven't yet!
Excellent.scottnat | April 15, 2012 | See all scottnat's reviews »
If you're after Pendulo Studios game outside the Runaway series and choosing between this and Yesterday i'd go with this one. Where Yesterday is somewhat too short The Next Big Thing provides a nice meaty adventure. There's a couple of illogical puzzles, but they aren't so often as to be a turn off - think i had to look up things maybe three times start to finish to carry on. As with all Penulo adventure games the graphics are gorgeous. They basically all feature the same kind of cartoon aesthetic so like one, like them all in that regard.