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The Thing
7.9 out of 10

The Thing

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Overall 9
8.5

The Thing

Game Over Online
26 September 2015
  • Excerpt: When my editor and I talked about Ghosts of Mars last year, we both agreed that John Carpenter films have the habit of being easily turned into games. The fundamentals work for the game.
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Overall 8
8.2

The Next Big Thing

Game Over Online
26 April 2015
  • Excerpt: The Next BIG Thing is the latest adventure from Pendulo Studios, the Spanish developer behind the Runaway adventures. It's the sequel to the little-known (internationally) adventure Hollywood Monsters , which was released in Europe in 1997, but which never made its way to North America.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Next Big Thing

Adventure Classic Gaming
7 December 2011
  • Excerpt: In 1997, Madrid based game development company Pendulo Studios released an adventure game called Hollywood Monsters—about a duo of reporters attending Hollywood's annual Monster Ball, a gathering of Universal Monsters from the golden age of cinema.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Next BIG Thing

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Next Big Thing , then, is not exactly what it says on the tin - but we still got plenty of laughs out of it. If you're on the prowl for a point-and-click adventure, this will easily tide you over until the next Telltale title comes knocking.
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Overall 8
8.0

Its big, its next, and its a thing

Game Debate
1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: What if the monsters in horror movies were played by actual monsters, instead of actors in dubious rubber costumes? And what if one of those sinister stars was kidnapped, thus sparking a perilous adventure for two journalists as they endeavour to find said monster, unveiling a treacherous plot in...
  • Pros: Memorable characters, Logical puzzles (mostly), Great graphics and music
  • Cons: Limited interaction, Too quirky for some
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Overall 9
8.9

The Next Big Thing (PC) Review

Brainlazy
10 May 2011
  • Conclusion: It has a great art style, clever puzzles, a fantastic interface, and a good story. Really, what’s not to like?
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The Next Big Thing by flotsam

GameBoomers
1 May 2011
  • Excerpt: About 12 years ago Pendulo released a Spanish language game called Hollywood Monsters . It featured Sue Bergman and Ron Ashman, rival journalists working for The Quill, and on assignment together at the Monsters Ball being held at the swanky mansion of movie mogul Otto Hanover.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 6
6.0

The Next Big Thing

impulsegamer
1 May 2011
  • Excerpt: It has been a while since the point-and-click adventure game was really popular; this popularity has seen a huge decline since the introduction of 3D games. The point-and-click genre relies heavily on story and the characters who are involved, as the game play itself cannot be modified.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Next BIG Thing

Destructoid
29 April 2011
  • Summary: The latest game from Runaway creators Pendulo Studios is a throwback to a bygone era in more ways than one. It's a classic point-and-click adventure game in the tradition of the glory days of the '90s. It's also a bit of a reimagined version of Pendulo's 1997 adventure Hollywood Monster s.
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Overall 10
10

The Next Big Thing Review

Strategy Gaming Online
27 April 2011
  • Excerpt: that starred a two-person team of rival reporters investigating a story at the home of a powerful film producer. This premise, word for word, is the same as the company's new point-and-click adventure.
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