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The Thing

From the Developer Where the movie ends, the true terror begins. Read more

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The Thing – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
18 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Like many of the other critics here at GameCritics.com, I'm always excited to see videogames evolving rather than steadfastly clinging to conventions. And if there is any genre that is undoubtedly guilty of sticking with the norm, it's survival-horror games. Few of these games even attempt to stretch beyond the basic formula established six long years ago by the first Resident Evil .
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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. Featuring Monkey Island style puzzle solving and quirky humor, the game was never released outside of Spain.
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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. Never before has a game produced a character who was so... disconcerting.
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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 the process? Well, that’ll be The Next Big Thing, then.
  • 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
21 June 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. The monsters were real, the journalists jocular, and it never saw the English light of day (although an incomplete pre-production English language version apparently exists).
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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.  The Next Big Thing is set in a world where monsters are movie stars; you play as two reporters, alternating throughout the game.
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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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Overall 10
10

The Next Big Thing Review

AtomicGamer
27 April 2011
  • Excerpt: In 1997, Spanish developer Pendulo Studios released a 2D adventure called Hollywood Monsters 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. The Next Big Thing is called a sequel, but it plays more like a slick, updated reboot of the '97 title.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game and Player
26 April 2011
  • Excerpt: is the latest point-and-click adventure game from Pendulo Studios, makers of the hit adventure series
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